P.J. Stakelum III


  • Tulane University - B.A., 1969; J.D., 1972
  • Attorney-Mediators Institute, 1998
  • American Arbitration Association, Mediation Training, 2004


  • Admitted to the bar, 1972
  • Admitted to Practice:Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals; Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Commercial Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association (1992 - Present)
  • Trained Mediator, 2004-present

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • Louisiana State (House Delegates, 1997-1999)
  • Assistant Examiner for Corporations, Partnerships and Negotiable Instruments, Committee on Bar Associations, 1980-1991
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council
  • Flower Estates Civic Association, Inc. (Board Member, 2004 - Present; President 2006-2008, 2014 - present; Vice President 2004-2006; 2009-2013)
  • Tammany Together, Inc. (Board Member, 2007-2008)
  • Tchefuncta Country Club

Awards & Accolades:

  • Selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), 2015
  • Named Louisiana Super Lawyer in Business Litigation in 2015 & 2016
  • Named to New Orleans Magazine's Top Lawyers for Insurance Law, 2015
  • Named to Leadership in Law, Top 50 Lawyers by New Orleans City Business in 2013
  • Received the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards)
  • Order of the Coif, 1972
  • Tulane Law Review, 1970-1972
  • Senior Fellow - Legal Research and Writing, 1971-1972

Publications & Published Works:

  • Modification of Renunciation of Warranty in Louisiana Sales Transactions, 46 Tulane Law Review 894, 1972

Contact Information

Phone: (504) 830-4155

Email: pjs@chehardy.com

P.J. Stakelum III


P.J. Stakelum III is a partner at Chehardy Sherman Williams, specializing in Business & Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation. He is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator, and regularly represents clients in such matters. Mr. Stakelum has been regularly recognized by his peers with the distinction as a New Orleans “Top Lawyer,” a Louisiana SuperLawyer and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an honorary society in which membership is restricted to less than one-half of one percent of American attorneys.