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Charles Penot

Charles Penot

With over 30 years of legal experience, Charlie practices in the areas of consumer, commercial, and business litigation. Over the course of his career, he has handled a broad range of cases arising in varied industries, including matters involving construction, intellectual property, business co-owner disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith, ERISA, financial services (including lender liability and consumer credit class actions), various types of contracts, civil RICO, and securities litigation.  Charlie has also litigated casualty matters, for both defendants and plaintiffs, and mass tort actions. He has managed massive e-discovery efforts. While primarily focused on litigation, Charlie has also provided general business counsel and advice on matters ranging from litigation risk and evaluation to the purchase and sale of assets and stock. He has negotiated and drafted commercial leases, license agreements, and stock and asset purchase agreements. Charlie has over 80 hours of mediator training and substantial combined mediation experience as an advocate and mediator. He is available to serve as a mediator in Dallas and New Orleans.


Born and raised in New Orleans, Charlie spent most of his early legal career there, before moving to Dallas in 2006. After graduating summa cum laude and first in his law school class at Loyola University School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review, he clerked for United States District Judge Peter H. Beer and spent 4 years teaching full-time at Loyola Law School. Charlie also holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana, and is admitted to the U.S. Fifth Circuit, all federal district courts in Louisiana, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.

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Contact Information

Dallas Office
Founders Square
Dallas, Texas 75202

Direct: (214) 741-3009
Office: (214) 741-3001
Fax: (214) 741-3055

Email: cpenot@sessions.legal

Practice Areas

Headquartered in New Orleans, Servicing Clients Throughout the Nation

  • California

    San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South
    Suite 150
    San Diego, California 92108-3426

    T: (619) 758-1891
    F: (619) 296-2013

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    Los Angeles

    1171 Klose Lane
    Fullerton, California 92833

    T: 657-445-6089
    F: (619) 296-2013

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  • Colorado

    Fort Collins

    645 Stonington Lane
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-8286

    T: (970) 223-4420
    F: (970) 223-4490

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  • Florida


    3350 Buschwood Park Dr. Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

    T: (813) 890-2460
    F: (866) 466-3140

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  • Georgia


    5229 Roswell Road

    Atlanta, Georgia 30342

    T: (404) 458-0105
    F: (877) 480-5639

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  • Illinois


    120 South LaSalle Street
    Suite 1960
    Chicago, Illinois 60603-3561

    T: (312) 578-0990
    F: (312) 578-0991

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  • Louisiana


    Lakeway Two
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

    T: (504) 828-3700
    F: (504) 828-3737

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    New Orleans

    400 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

    T: (504) 582-1500
    F: (504) 582-1555

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  • New Jersey


    3 Cross Creek Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822-4938

    T: (908) 237-1660
    F: (908) 237-1663

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  • New York


    Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park - South
    Williamsville, New York 14221-4800

    T: (716) 636-5178
    F: (716) 625-7497

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  • Ohio


    2647 Eaton Road
    University Heights, Ohio 44118

    T: (216) 331-1308
    F: (216) 220-4937

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  • Pennsylvania


    3682 Green Ridge Road
    Furlong, Pennsylvania 18925

    T: (267) 544-0840
    F: (267) 935-7382

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  • Texas


    Founders Square
    Dallas, Texas 75202

    T: (214) 741-3001
    F: (214) 741-3055

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