Victor L. Marcello

Of Counsel

Victor (Vic) L. Marcello is a co-founder of Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello. He is a native of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Vic received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1971 and his law degree in 1976 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Vic’s 46 years of diverse legal experience enable him to be a strong advocate for his clients.

He has extensive experience in oilfield and coastal regulatory matters, and for the last 19 years focused exclusively on “legacy lawsuits,” which involve claims for remediation and other relief arising from damage to private and public property from oil and gas exploration and production activities. He was involved in drafting the legislation that governs these “legacy lawsuits,” including Act 312 of 2006, La. R.S. 30:29, and the Groundwater Act, La. R.S. 30:2015.1. Since 2013, the firm has been lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the Louisiana parish coastal lawsuits, which are based on the State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978, La. R.S. 49:214.21, et seq.

He is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”; Martindale-Hubbell, AV Premium rating. He has been a guest lecturer at Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C.; Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon; and the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, Oregon. He has also lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars, including seminars sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Louisiana Bar Association Environmental Section. He is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar. He is also a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.

  • 1976 — Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1971 — Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Areas of Practice
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Personal Injury

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