Chehardy Sherman Williams attorney
P.J. Stakelum, III has been selected as a Fellow of the
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half
of one percent of American attorneys.
Fellows are based on excellence and accomplishments in litigation, both
at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Established
as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American
bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among
its membership. The number of Fellowships is kept at an exclusive limit
by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively,
with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the
bar. The LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism
and ethical standards among its Fellows.
Mr. Stakelum graduated from Tulane Law School in 1972, where he was a member
of the Tulane Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. For more
than 40 years, he has successfully represented clients in complex commercial,
contract, employment, insurance and other business litigation matters.
He is admitted to the bars of the State of Louisiana, the United States
District Courts of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the
United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the
Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Tax Court and the
Court of Claims. He has served as a commercial arbitrator with the American
Arbitration Association for more than 20 years and also is a mediator.