Carmen T. Hebert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Carleton Hebert & Shoenfelt, LLC
 | 400 Convention St, Ste 550
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-234-0521
Fax: 877-443-9889
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner with Baton Rouge-based Carleton Hebert & Shoenfelt, LLC, Carmen represents clients in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Carmen's litigation experience includes cases involving breach of contract, ownership disputes among business owners, breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate officers, unfair trade practices claims, obtaining injunctive relief, contested successions, use of executory proceedings to enforce and collect on judgments, and many other substantive areas of law from successions to civil rights litigation.

    While her primary focus is business litigation, Carmen handles a variety of tasks for business clients outside of court. This includes forming and acquiring business entities, drafting organizational documents or other contracts, negotiating commercial leases, and addressing employment issues head on. She also assists clients in the construction industry with perfecting liens, removing invalid liens, defect claims, and contract disputes. Carmen is known among her clients and peers for her outstanding written and oral advocacy skills and high professional ethics. She has tried dozens of cases in city, state and federal courts in Louisiana, and is admitted in all Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    After receiving her Bachelor of General Studies from Louisiana State University in 2007, Carmen earned her Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Carmen earned nine C.A.L.I. awards (Legal Writing and Research I and II, Family Law of Persons, The Legal Profession, International Sales, Successions and Donations, First Amendment, Louisiana Civil Procedure II, Insurance). She was selected to be a member of the Louisiana Law Review, where she served as a Senior Editor for Volume 70. As an active participant in the moot court program, Carmen competed on the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team in Vienna, Austria, and on the National Moot Court team, and she was named to the Wex. S. Malone chapter of the American Inns of Court. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Emeritus George W. Pugh on the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Handbook on Louisiana Evidence Law. Ms. Hebert continues her work with the Handbook, assisting authors Robert Force and Dane Ciolino with production of the book annually.

    Beginning in 2014, Carmen has been named to the Rising Stars list every year, now seven consecutive years. In 2016, the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial attorneys, chose Ms. Hebert as an Associate Fellow. In 2019, Carmen earned an "AV-Preeminent" rating, which is the highest peer rating standard by Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service and signifies that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Carmen served as a Junior Member of the Louisiana Law Institute in 2012.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Non-Compete Agreements, Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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    Admitted: 2010, Louisiana

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    • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow, 2016-present, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014-2020
    • Order of the Coif, Louisiana State University Law Center
    • Magna Cum Laude, Louisiana State University Law Center, 2010
    • Member and Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review, Louisiana State University Law Center, 2008 - 2010
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • David and Bertha Herman Professional Responsibility Award, 2009
    • Chancellor's List, LSU Law Center (Spring 2008-Spring 2010)
    • C.A.L.I. Awards in Nine Law Classes
    • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Best Memorandum, Honorable Mention, 2008 - 2009
    • Member, National Moot Court Team, 2009
    • Wex S. Malone Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    • Research Assistant to Professor Emeritus George W. Pugh for the Handbook on Louisiana Evidence Law, 2009 - 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana Law Institute, Junior Member, 2012
    • Member, SOLACE
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
    • Louisiana, 2010
    • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Coach, National Moot Court Team, LSU Law Center

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Assistant Editor, Handbook on Louisiana Evidence Law, 2010 - Present

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.G.S. - 2007
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    • “Carmen always amazes me with her diplomatic zeal, and attention to detail that prove successful in litigation and trials.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Carmen T. Hebert

    400 Convention St
    Ste 550
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    Phone: 225-234-0521

    Fax: 877-443-9889

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