Charlotte Bushnell




Charlotte Bushnell recently retired as a Workers’ Compensation District Court Judge where she worked for twenty-seven years conducting judicial hearings at the District 3, Lake Charles Office. As judge, she held approximately 1,500 trials, hearings and exceptions. She handled over 4,000 settlement conferences. Prior to that, Bushnell served as counsel for the Calcasieu Parish Public Defenders’ Office. She was just appointed by United States District Judge James Cain to serve on a panel of neutrals to mediate cases arising from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. She has served her community and the Bar through volunteer work on various committees and boards.



Admitted to the Bar, 1984, Louisiana.

National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Fellow since 2017.

National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary.

Southwest Louisiana State Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Executive Board, Ethics Section.

Louisiana Bar Association Foundation - Jock Scott Community Partnership Panel.

Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.

Louisiana State Bar Association