Charlotte Bushnell

Charlotte Bushnell has been a member of the Perry Dampf panel since 2021. She was appointed by United States District Judge James Cain to serve on a panel of neutrals to mediate cases arising from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. In that capacity, she mediated over 400 hurricane cases which allows her to bring valuable practical experience to the table to effectively mediate hurricane claims, as well as first party claims.



In 2023, Judge Bushnell attended extensive mediation training at the University of Houston | Law Center, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center. Having been admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1984, she has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana for forty (40) years.

Prior to joining Perry Dampf, Bushnell served as a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation District Court Judge where she worked for twenty-seven (27) years conducting judicial hearings at the District 3, Lake Charles Office. She retired in September 2020. As judge, she held approximately 1,500 trials, hearings and exceptions. She handled over 4,000 settlement conferences.

Judge Bushnell is currently an at-large member of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Executive Board, and Women’s Section. She is also a fellow with the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers since 2017. Bushnell is a former member of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary and National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary.

Bushnell is presently a member of the finance and pastoral councils of her church. In the past, she has also served her community and the bar through volunteer work on various committees and boards that included Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. and the Louisiana Bar Association Foundation - Jock Scott Community Partnership Panel.

University of Houston Law Center's A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center Louisiana State Bar Association Southwest Louisiana Bar Association