Paul J. Tellarico

Paul J. Tellarico

Sole Practitioner
Alexandria, Louisiana

Paul Tellarico attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on a gymnastics scholarship where he competed on the LSU gymnastic team. He also attended law school at LSU where he was president of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and a member of the Second Place National F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Team.

After graduation from LSU Law School, he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1989 and practiced law with a large Law Firm for almost 23 years. In 2012 Paul decided to start his own firm to foster a closer relationship with his clients.  He is admitted to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts in Louisiana as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is involved in litigation in all types of personal injury including motor vehicle, accidents, maritime, products liability, class action, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice. Additionally, he has spoken

Paul was the President of the Alexandria Bar Association, chairman of the Rapides Parish Civil Service Board, Board of Governors Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Liaison Committee and 2008-2009 President Crossroads-American Inns of Court. He is also a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers of America, and past instructor at Northwestern State University.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Serious Injuries
  • Maritime/Offshore Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1980

Published Works

  • "United States Supreme Court Synopsis", Pocket Constitutionalist, Fourth Ed., 1988


  • Adjunct Instructor, Northwestern State University
  • Speaker, The Team Approach and Trial Preparation

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Second Place, F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Team
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Alexandria/Pineville Inns of Court Professionalism Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alexandria Bar Association, President
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Vice President
  • Rapides Parish Civil Service Board, Chairman
  • Crossroads - American Inns of Court, Chairperson, Mediation Dos and Dont's and the Jury Selection Process, 1995
  • Legislative State Bar Association, Member, Local Bar Liaison Committee
  • Louisiana Association of Justice, 1990 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Past President, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, Partner, 1989 - 2012


  • Phi Alpha Delta