Perry Dampf


Darrel J. Papillion

Darrel Papillion is a veteran Louisiana trial lawyer who handles complicated wrongful death and serious personal injury cases with the Baton Rouge law firm, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens. He has extensive trial experience, and his practice focuses on all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law including products liability, automobile accidents, premises liability, sexual abuse litigation, and industrial accidents. He has handled many complicated, multi-million dollar legal matters for his clients in electrocution, burn, asbestos, and other industrial and highway accident cases. He has vast experience in the handling of cases involving workplace accidents that caused death and catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Papillion was selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers from 2006 to 2012 in the field of Personal Injury. He has an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a "Louisiana Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury litigation for the past several years. Mr. Papillion is married to an elementary school teacher at the Dunham School and is the proud father of two school-aged children.

Areas of Concentration

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death Law

Products Liability

Automobile Accidents

Premises Liability

Sexual Abuse Litigation

Industrial Accidents


B.A., Louisiana State University (1990)

J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center (1994)


Louisiana State Bar Association, President, 2016-17

Baton Rouge Bar Association, President, 2013-14

Louisiana Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-present

Wex Malone Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Former President

Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors

Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service, Former Chairman

Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair

Adjunct Professor of Law in pretrial litigation and trial advocacy, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge

Parishioner, St. George Catholic Church

President, 500+ member Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, 2013-14