Reneé Chabert Crasto is an attorney at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC., where she works with Darrel J. Papillion as co-trial counsel on highly complex and specialized legal matters. Her practice focuses on very large and complex complicated wrongful death and catastrophic burn and other personal injury cases. Ms. Crasto has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation including products liability, catastrophic 18 wheeler, and other highway and interstate death and serious injury cases, as well as petrochemical and other industrial cases involving fires, explosions, electrocutions, burns, asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.
She practices regularly in federal court and is highly skilled in courtroom technology, electronic evidence presentation, and in preparing complex cases for trial. Ms. Crasto, along with Darrel Papillion, regularly serves as Louisiana counsel for law firms across of the United States who need highly skilled regional counsel, and has been appointed in Louisiana’s Nineteenth Judicial District Court as an Assistant Special Master.
Ms. Crasto attended Louisiana State University's E.J. Ourso School of Business where she graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2008, she received her J.D./B.C.L. from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Before joining Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, Ms. Crasto practiced at Adams and Reese, LLP, a major regional defense firm, where she represented a variety of clients in state and federal court. Her governmental relations practice at Adams and Reese allowed her to represent clients before the Louisiana State Legislature and a number of regulatory agencies.
Ms. Crasto has also represented underprivileged clients through the Baton Rouge Bar Pro Bono Project.
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2008
B.S., Louisiana State University, E.J. Ourso School of Business, 2005
Major: Business Administration
Bar AdmissionsLouisiana, 2008
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2008
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Past Belly Up to the Bar Committee