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 is married to an elementary school teacher at the Dunham School and is the proud father of two school-aged children.
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 Direcotrs 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 adjunct Professor of Law in pretrial litigation and trial advocacy at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also Parishioner at the St. George Catholic Church and was president at the 500+ member Rotary Club of Baton Rouge from 2013-14.