Darrel Papillion is a veteran Louisiana trial lawyer who handles complicated wrongful death and serious personal injury cases with the Baton Rouge law firm, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens. He has extensive trial experience, and his practice focuses on all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law including products liability, automobile accidents, premises liability, sexual abuse litigation, and industrial accidents. He has handled many complicated, multi-million dollar legal matters for his clients in electrocution, burn, asbestos, and other industrial and highway accident cases. He has vast experience in the handling of cases involving workplace accidents that caused death and catastrophic injuries.
Mr. Papillion was selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers from 2006 to 2012 in the field of Personal Injury. He has an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a "Louisiana Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury litigation for the past several years.
Mr. Papillion was President of the Louisiana State Bar Association from 2016-17 and President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association from 2013-14. He has been on the Board of Directors on the Louisiana Bar Foundation since 2009; was former president of the Wex Malone Chapter of the American Inns of Court; is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association for Justice; former chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service; and is co-chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Papillion is an adjunct Professor of Law in pretrial litigation and trial advocacy at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was also president at the 500+ member Rotary Club of Baton Rouge from 2013-14.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Papillion is very involved in the community. He and his family are parishioners at St. George Catholic Church, and he has served on the boards of a number of state and local organizations, including Teach for America, Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and the LPB Foundation. In 2006, he was named one of Baton Rouge's Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report.