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Learn More About Matt Terrell

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Born in Jennings, Louisiana, Matt Terrell attended college at LSU, where he was on the dean’s list and graduated with a degree in business administration in 2000. Matt went on to earn his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from LSU’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center in 2004, where he graduated with honors in the top ten percent of his class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Making the Chancellor’s List from 2001-2004, he also earned multiple CALI awards for receiving the highest grades in Legal Traditions and Systems, Sales and Real Estate, and Louisiana Security Devices.

Matt clerked for the Honorable Judge Ralph Tureau in the 23rd Judicial District of Louisiana, from 2004-2005, before he became a voting partner with the defense law firm Chaffe McCall from 2005-2014.

After eight years of working with a large Plaintiff's personal injury firm, Matt decided that he could better serve his clients in a more one on one setting. Matt is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. He focuses his practice on personal injury law, toxic tort law, and product liability, and has handled several notable cases, including multiple 18-wheeler cases, plant/refiner explosions, asbestos/mesothelioma cases, and auto accident claims.

 

Matt is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Section Chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and Community Service Co-Chair of Baton Rouge Rotaract. Matt believes there must be mutual trust, respect, and communication between attorneys and clients to successfully resolve cases. He enjoys helping people and welcomes the intellectual challenges of the legal profession. When he’s not in the office, Matt volunteers his time to coach intramural soccer and tee-ball at St. George Catholic Church, where he is also a member of the Men’s Club. Matt and his children are big sports fans, and especially enjoy cheering on their two favorite college football teams: LSU and whichever school is playing against the University of Alabama that week.

 

 

Throughout his years of representing plaintiffs, Matt has gone above and beyond, tirelessly, to stand up for the rights of the injured, striving to keep clients informed about the details of their case as they evolve. Matt Terrell keeps his clients involved and personally guides them in making important decisions about their case. He is there to protect you and your rights! Call today and schedule a consultation.

Learn More About Christopher Melancon

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Born in Baton Rouge, Christopher Melancon attended LSU, studying Sports Administration with a concentration in Sports Commerce, as well as a minor in Business Management; garnering Dean's List Honors. Chris then earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2022. Notably, Chris earned the CALI award for receiving the highest grade given in Civil Law Torts (the underlying concepts of personal injury law).

During his time at LSU law, Chris was a law clerk for a large plaintiff's firm in Baton Rouge. Further, Chris engaged in The Vinson-Elkins Trial Advocacy Program is an optional, intensive, three-day training session available to third-years students in the week before classes begin.  It covers every aspect of trial practice, from jury selection through closing argument.  Sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, it features some of America’s most outstanding trial lawyers and judges, who work in small groups with the participants and provide one-on-one skills development opportunities. Chris was also a Semi-Finalist in the Flory Civil Mock Trial Competition Through his experiences in law school and his clerkship, Chris decided that he could best serve those in need in Louisiana by dedicating his skills and time to helping those that have been injured through the negligence of others. Chris is an Active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice; as well as the American Association of Justice.

In his spare time, Chris is also an accomplished bodybuilding coach for Team Legacy Fitness, helping people reach their fitness goals, no matter how big or small, including helping individuals compete at the highest levels of professional competition. In 2020 and 2021, Chris coached over 200 high school athletes in their summer strength and conditioning programs in an effort to better their performance the following seasons. Chris is also an enormous sports fan, always ready to cheer the LSU Tigers on. 

Throughout his time of representing plaintiffs, Chris has done everything in his power to stand up for the rights of the injured, striving to keep clients informed about the details of their case as they move through the sometimes complex legal system. Chris is here to fight for you and your rights! Call today and schedule a consultation.

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