Dorrell J. Brister

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Attorney Awards


Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi. Co-Winner, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, 1987. Member, Louisiana State University Jessup International Law Moot Court Team—District Winner and Semi-Finalist in National Competition, 1987. Member, Moot Court Board, 1986-1987. Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana, 1980. Lecturer: Louisiana State University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, "Selected Areas of Finance Under Chapter 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code," 1991; "General Information, Scope and Nature of Secured Transactions, 1989; "Successions Revision of the 1997 Louisiana Legislature—What is its Impact?" 1998; "Opening and Administering the Small Estate," 2002; Southern University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, "Agricultural and Timber Financing," 1990. Lecturer: Louisiana State Bar Association, "Basic Principles of Louisiana Estate Planning and Estate Taxes," 2000; "How (not) to Screw up on Administration: Non-Probate Assets, Tax Allocation Issues and other Favorites," 2001; "Recent Developments in Successions and Donations, 2003.

(Board Certified Tax Law Specialist and Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
318-445-6471  Phone
318-445-6476  Fax
University Attended:
Louisiana State University and A. & M. College, B.S., 1972; Louisiana State University and A. & M. College, M.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University and A. & M. College, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1988, Texas; 1987, Louisiana; 1987, Supreme Court of Louisiana; 1988, Supreme Court of Texas, U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Alexandria (Member, Nominating Committee, 1991-1992; Chair, Young Lawyers Section Bench Bar Conference Committee, 1989-1990; Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1990-1991; Treasurer, 1994-1996; Vice-President, 1999-2000; President, 2000-2001), Louisiana State (Member, Sections on: Corporation and Business Law; Taxation; Trust, Estates, Probate and Immovable Property Law), Fifth Federal Circuit, Federal and American (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate & Trust Law; Taxation) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections on: Real Estate, Probate and Trust; Taxation Law); American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants; Alexandria Society of Certified Public Accountants; Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member: Estate and Financial Planning Committee;); Louisiana State Law Institute (Member, Louisiana Commercial Laws Committee); Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Master of the Bench, Treasurer, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005); The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow, 2002).
Birth Information:
Pipe Creek, Texas, July 7, 1940
( Board Certified Tax Law Specialist and Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization )

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Alexandria, Louisiana

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