Attorney Profiles

Paul M. Adkins

Shreveport, Louisiana
phone  318-221-6858
fax  318-227-2967
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Mr. Adkins' practice focuses on energy and commercial litigation.  Mr. Adkins' litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination, mineral landowner and lessee disputes, mineral regulatory issues and other aspects of oilfield litigation.  He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review.  He was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined the firm in 1988.  Mr. Adkins has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, as well as having appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.  Mr. Adkins is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0227.



Areas of Practice:

    Litigation Practice

    Oil and Gas Energy Law

Bar Admissions:

     Louisiana  1984
     United States District Court, Western District   1987
     United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit  1989
     United States District Court, Middle District  1991
     United States District Court, Eastern District  2000


    Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1984
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Member, Louisiana State University Law Review

    Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1976
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:
    American Bar Association

    Louisiana State Bar Association

    Shreveport Bar Association

    Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

    Louisiana Oil & Gas Association


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  • Local: 318-221-6858
    Fax: 318-227-2967
  • Shreveport Office
    Regions Tower, Suite 700 
    333 Texas Street
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
  • Mailing Address
    P.O. Drawer 1126
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71163
  • Bossier City Office
    Beene Office Park, Suite 100
    2250 Hospital Drive
    Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

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