Scotty Edward Chabert Jr.
Scotty E. Chabert, Jr. served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Honorable Richard J. Ward in the 18th Judicial District for 11 years and Honorable Tony Clayton for nearly a year, prosecuting felony crimes including murder, rape and burglaries. Now, Scotty is a partner at the firm of Saunders & Chabert and his primary focus is representing plaintiffs involved in serious injury or wrongful death matters, with an emphasis on maritime and industrial accidents.
Scotty is a native of Cut Off, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies receiving a B.A. in Arts and Science in December of 2002. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 2006 where he proudly served as a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”) Trial Team. Scotty became licensed to practice law in Louisiana in 2006 and Mississippi in 2007. He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Mississippi State Bar.
Scotty is a past Chairman of the Belly Up with the Bar Committee of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, a past President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section and a past Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. In 2013, he received the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s President’s Award for his service to the Baton Rouge Bar Association and to the public. In 2017, he was honored as one of Capital City’s Finest in connection with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual fundraising. In 2018, Scotty was named one of Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 under 40 and a Distinguished Alumnus of Southern University Law Center.
Scotty served as a member of the Baton Rouge Port Commission, having been appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards in 2016. He is a member of First United Methodist Church where he teaches 4th grade Sunday School. He is married to Katie Dampier Chabert, also an attorney, and they have twins, Jack and Cecile, and a younger daughter, Annie. To support his children and their education, Scotty is currently serving as a member of the University Lab School Foundation’s Board and has served as the chair of the University Lab School’s Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Phi Alpha Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
J.D. cum laude, 2006
Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science, 2002
Minor: Public Communications
Professional Associates and Memberships
American Association for Justice, Member
Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, Member
Past Employment Positions
- 18th Judicial District Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2006 – 2007
- Cardenas & Saunders, Associate
Where do I start? It has taken me a few weeks to put down into words how grateful we are. You were amazing before, during, and after the trial! We are so grateful for you and ALL you did for us. Not ever having experienced a trial before, I was amazed at your expertise and confidence in the courtroom. We could not have done this without you. You were like a master chess player – everything strategized out, unfolding right in front of us! Amazing! Thank you for your kindness, patience, and your ever-ceasing quest to help us. You are truly one of a kind. Thank you, SO MUCH!
– Lauerie, Lee, and CC
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