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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


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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

Coming Soon!


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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