J. Alan Harrell

J. Alan Harrell

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Litigation - Environmental

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Alan Harrell practices environmental law and litigation, with an emphasis on toxic tort litigation and class actions. He also counsels clients on environmental regulatory matters. Working at the intersection of substantive environmental law, science, and litigation, Mr. Harrell regularly works with a variety of expert witnesses in areas ranging from hydrogeology to vapor intrusion.

Mr. Harrell’s practice includes representing chemical manufacturing facilities and environmental insurers in actions alleging personal exposure, diminution of property value, and other damages. He has also defended clients in cases involving claims of contamination from oil and gas operations.

In addition to his environmental practice, Mr. Harrell has handled a variety of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, as well as defended professional liability claims brought against environmental consultants, engineers, and other professionals. He is also the coordinator of pro bono legal services for the Baton Rouge office.


  • II City Plaza, Suite 1100
    400 Convention Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618


  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, BA, graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member, Mass Torts Litigation Committee
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge - Member
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation - Member, Board of Trustees

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

145 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Environmental


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
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