Stephen J. Oats

Stephen J. Oats


Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., Cum Laude, 1983)

  • Moot Court, Member and Board Member

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana (B.S., Cum Laude, 1979)

  • Outstanding Graduate Award

Bar Admissions

Louisiana (1983)
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court


Louisiana Department of Justice, Special Assistant Attorney General
Morial Convention Center, General Counsel
Lafayette Parish Assessor, General Counsel
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court, General Counsel
Realtor Association of Acadiana, General Counsel
LITE Commission, General Counsel


Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
Louisiana Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, Commissioner (2006-20­12)
Lafayette Charter Commission, Charter Member
National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
Ducks Unlimited, Lifetime Sponsor
Instrument­-Rated Pilot

Firm Administration

Mr. Oats is the Managing Partner and chairs the firm’s Executive and Administrative Committees