JosephJoseph C. Chautin III
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Practice Areas: Communications Law; Intellectual Property Law; Corporate Litigation; Class Action Defense

Joseph C. Chautin, III represents radio and television broadcasters in regulatory and compliance matters as well as transactions and sophisticated private placement and bank financing.  In addition, Joe represents businesses in trademark registration, copyright protection and infringement litigation.  Joe also serves as general counsel to the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation and the St. Tammany Parish Development District and has been involved in contested zoning matters.

Prior to attending law school, Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and is now retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 21 total years of service to the United States. His Air Force duties included time spent stateside and abroad as an Intelligence Officer and, after becoming an attorney, as an Inspector General.  While serving, Joe completed Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.

Joe graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, magna cum laude in 1987. He received his J.D. degree from Loyola University, cum laude, in 1997 with both a Common and Civil Law Certificate. Joe served as Comment Editor of the Loyola Law Review and was a member of the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Team. He is the author of “Landry v. Roberson Advertising Services: Protecting Nonmedia Defamation Defendants from the Chill of Self Censorship,” 42 Loy.L.Rev. 181, 1996.

Joe is admitted to the bars of Louisiana, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Louisiana State and Federal Communications Bar Associations.

Joe is a 2011 graduate of Leadership St. Tammany and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. In addition, Joe is actively involved with local government reform efforts and economic development, and serves in many capacities at his church.