C. Sherburne Sentell, Jr., the senior partner in the firm, has been practicing law in Minden over 35 years. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School in New Orleans, one of the top law schools in the country. He is a member of the Louisiana and national trial lawyers association. He has been certified by the American Trial Lawyers Association and his success has been featured in a news article in Lawyers Weekly USA, a national publication. Sherburne holds the highest rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service, which is a rating of “AV.” The “A” represents the highest possible rating (very high to preeminent) for legal ability, and the “V” represents diligence, reliability and ethical conduct. The Martindale-Hubbell rating service is a highly respected independent company that rates attorneys based on a formal poll of judges and attorneys in the area where a lawyer practices. In 2009, the Sentell Law Firm was recognized as one of the top law firms in the Shreveport-Bossier area as a result of a poll by SB Magazine (Shreveport-Bossier) of attorneys and judges in the area.
Sherburne concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, oil and gas leasing for landowners and litigation involving mineral rights disputes. He also handles contract litigation and other types of claims. Sherburne handles litigation in courts all across north Louisiana.
C. Sherburne Sentell, III, “Sherb,” graduated with honors from Davidson College in North Carolina. He then served on active duty in the United States Army. He graduated Ranger School and joined the 82nd Airborne Division. Sherb fought in Desert Storm as an infantry 2nd Lieutenant and received a Bronze Star Medal. After discharge, he remained in the reserves and was awarded the Douglas MacArthur award in 2000 for outstanding leadership. He was one of only six Army Reserve Officers to receive the award. He was mobilized again in 2004-2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded his second Bronze Star Medal. He is now a Battalion Commander and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a U. S. Army Reserve unit.
After his active duty military service, Sherb went to LSU Law School in Baton Rouge where he graduated fifth in his class in 1995 and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. At LSU Law School, he served on and wrote a published article for the Louisiana Law Review (nationally recognized legal journal containing analytical articles by legal scholars), a position offered to only the top 10% of the class. After law school, Sherb worked as a law clerk for Federal Judge Donald E. Walter in Shreveport. He later joined his father in Minden, Louisiana in 1996. After winning a murder trial as a defense attorney, Sherb was hired as an assistant district attorney. Sherb served as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Webster Parish (County) for about ten years where he was the lead prosecutor in trying criminal jury cases for the State of Louisiana. In the nearly ten years he served as a prosecutor, Sherb did not lose a single criminal jury trial. He prosecuted murder, robbery, rape and other serious felony offenses. Sherb is also past chairman of the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank and Trust. Sherb is also the present Chairman of the Board of Directors of Minden Medical Center; accordingly the Sentell Law Firm does not take medical malpractice cases against Minden doctors or Minden Medical Center.
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