Mr. Stevens was born in Opelousas, Louisiana and served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1979 and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John M. Shaw, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana until 1981.
He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and is duly admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. As a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, Mr. Stevens served as Co-Chairman of the Toxic Torts and Mass Torts Litigation Subcommittee.
He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit and a Charter member and Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and is a Master in the Acadiana Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He past President of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and continues to serve on its Board of Directors.
As a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, Mr. Stevens has served on its Board of Governors, Council of Directors, and President’s Advisory Council and is currently a member of its Executive Committee.
Mr. Stevens is listed among the Top Attorneys in Louisiana by Louisiana Life magazine, has been selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyer and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with a peer-review rating of “AV”, the highest possible rating for both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.
He is Special Counsel to the firm.