Stephen C. Carleton Appointed to LSU University College Advisory Board

08/22/2014 03:02 PM

BATON ROUGE – Stephen C. Carleton, partner of Carleton, Loraso & Hebert LLC, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.


“I was fortunate to attend LSU both as an undergraduate liberal arts major and as a law student,” said Carleton. “LSU gave me the necessary tools to have a rewarding career in law and the passion to give back to LSU and the Greater Baton Rouge community as a volunteer.”


LSU University College’s Advisory Board is comprised of 26 business executives and community leaders. It is a strong and active board, and members participate in a number of activities and events, such as an Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview, hosted by LSU Football Coach Les Miles; selection of University College’s more than 60 scholarship recipients; and host/hostess to various LSU recruitment receptions.


“University College is dedicated to serving the students of LSU in providing them the most exemplary educational opportunities available in a challenging yet supportive environment,” said Carleton. “I’m pleased to be able to join the Advisory Board and assist the university.”


“It is very gratifying to have Stephen C. Carleton included in our advisory board membership,” said R. Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “Bringing on new members affords University College the opportunity to share our message to a broader audience and to enjoy a mutual interest of serving LSU and our students. Stephen is a great ambassador. I look forward to working together to advance University College’s efforts.”


Carleton, a Lake Charles native, is a 1981 LSU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History and is a 1984 graduate of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. As a partner in the form of Carleton, Loraso & Hebert LLC, he practices primarily in the areas of product liability, labor and employment law, construction and insurance defense claims, including environmental litigation. He has successfully defended manufacturers and sellers in numerous products liability cases. His labor and employment experience includes the successful defense of clients involved in claims of discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliatory discharge litigation.


Carleton is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating, the highest rating award, in recognition of his highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He also maintains strong civic and philanthropic connections, including past president and member of the Baton Rouge Kiwanis Club, member and past administrative board member of First United Methodist Church, volunteer legal counsel and patient visitor for Baton Rouge Hospice, volunteer and past board member for Kairos of Louisiana Prison Ministry, Baton Rouge Bar Association Youth Education Committee member and past chairman, member of Inter-Civic Council of Baton Rouge, and alumnus of BRAC’s Baton Rouge Leadership, Class of 2011.


About LSU University College
Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.


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Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014