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Panelist Bio

Shelton Dennis Blunt
President of 100 Black Men, Baton Rouge Chapter

Dennis is a partner in the regional commercial litigation practice group in the Baton Rouge office. His practice focuses on business disputes including business torts and insurance company solvency and regulations. He has represented clients across a wide spectrum of industries including education, state and municipal government and insurance on a regional and national basis.

Dennis has extensive trial experience in matters involving corporate governance, having represented clients in directors and officers litigation involving complex claims of business misconduct, fraud, civil RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair trade practices. His business litigation practice has also included handling Louisiana state and local tax disputes.

Dennis has further represented several large employers including school boards in wage and hour collective action litigation. Dennis holds the "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Current Topic

11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

Special Presentation

Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?


Recent Topics

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How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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