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Emmett C. Sole

Emmett C. Sole

Mr. Sole is a senior partner with Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, LLP in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has forty-eight years of legal experience in construction, fidelity and surety, product liability, professional liability, insurance and toxic torts law. His lengthy legal career and litigation experience in many areas of the law uniquely qualify him to assist as a neutral in the resolution of legal disputes. In addition to his law and ADR practice, Mr. Sole is a frequent lecturer and panelist at professional meetings and seminars.

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mr. Sole attended mediation training programs offered by Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in conjunction with Pepperdine University School of Law. U.S. News & World Report ranked Pepperdine the #1 dispute resolution program in the country. In the Fall of 2009, Mr. Sole completed additional coursework at Pepperdine covering Mediating Complex Construction Disputes.

Areas of Concentration

Mediations and Arbitrations

Construction Law

Personal Injury

Fidelity and Surety Law

Products Liability

Professional Liability


Toxic Torts



J.D., Louisiana State University School of Law (1968)


Experienced mediator and arbitrator

Forty-eight years of practice in construction law, fidelity and surety, product liability, professional liability, insurance and toxic torts law

Experienced in banking law, creditor-debtor law and real estate law

Member, Louisiana State Law Institute (President 2001-2003, Chairman 2004-present)

Louisiana State Bar Association (House of Delegates, 1974-82; Nominating Committee, 1983-84; Board of Governors, 1990-91; and Council and Vice Chair of the Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law Section, 1995-present)

American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section; and Forum Committee on the Construction Industry)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (Louisiana State Chair, 2003-present) and Louisiana Bar Foundation

Member, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Former Louisiana Special Assistant Attorney General

Completed training in STAR: A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies at Pepperdine University School of Law (2007)

Completed training in Specialized Mediation: Tools to Unlock the Unique Features of Employment, Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury Disputes at Pepperdine University School of Law (2008)

Completed training in Mediating Complex Construction Disputes at Pepperdine University School of Law (2009)

Recognized Member of "Best Lawyers in America" in construction law and professional liability law, 2007-2009 and "Louisiana Super Lawyers" in construction/surety law, 2008-2009.

Speaker/author/presenter on Arbitration Law for LSU CLE Program, Lakes Charles (2008)


"Thank you so very much for your efforts in bringing this matter to a resolution."