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Charles J. Boudreaux, Jr.


Chuck Boudreaux serves as outside general counsel to physicians and healthcare organizations of all kinds. He brings more than four decades of proven skill and undeniable breadth of experience in representing healthcare industry constituents on the full range of legal issues they face.

Chuck advises clients not only on transactional, governance, regulatory compliance, and operational and risk management but also on state and federal court litigation and advocacy before healthcare agencies and medical boards – a comprehensive array of legal services not commonly offered by a single healthcare attorney today.

Chuck provides legal counsel regarding the most cutting-edge industry trends. This includes advice regarding Louisiana’s shift toward community-based care and expanding focus on telehealth, mental health services, population health management, and technological advancements. He is fluent in the legalities of the healthcare industry’s nomenclature applicable to telehealth, such as wearable devices, and remote monitoring systems that aim to enhance efficiency, patient care, and data analysis. 

Among Chuck’s clients are physicians, physician groups, and healthcare organizations, including physician and corporate-owned facilities, single-specialty and multiple-specialty clinics, healthcare-related foundations, and allied health professionals. 

Clients appreciate that when Chuck reviews their contracts, he interprets them through the lens of both a business advisor and litigator, determining what a court would do in the event of a dispute and then addressing any ambiguity that might result in additional risk for his client. Because his practice is statewide, Chuck is familiar with the varying and subtle differences of industry needs in different parts of the state.

In an industry where there is no substitute for experience, Chuck has served as lead counsel on thousands of healthcare transactions and medical malpractice and other healthcare litigation over the course of his career. Earlier in his career, he represented state-owned healthcare facilities in medical malpractice litigation as a Special Assistant Attorney General and was appointed coordinating counsel for brain damage, anesthesia, and cardiac emergency litigation. He has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to conclusion with favorable results.


  • LSU Law Center, J.D., 1979
  • Louisiana State University, undergraduate, 1976

  • Louisiana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Board Certified, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Member, National Medical Liability Committee; Louisiana State Liaison, Medical Liability Committee, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee; Past Member, Practice Assistance and Improvement Committee, Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member and President, Board of Directors, New Cardiovascular Horizons Foundation (NCVH)
  • Member, Lafayette Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Bioethics
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member, Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation
  • Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Member, Louisiana Medical Society
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Top Lawyer," Healthcare Law and Medical Malpractice Law, Acadiana Profile, 2019, 2023, 2024
Community Service
  • Member, Board of Directors; Past President, Acadiana Symphony Association
  • Member, Board of Directors; Co-chair, Louisiana Music Museum Committee, Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Member, Board of Directors, Beacon Community Connections
  • Member, Advisory Committee; Past Member, Initial Board of Directors, Lafayette Community Health Clinic
  • Member, Healthcare Committee; Past Member, Board of Directors, United Way
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee; Past Member, ACB Committee, Community Foundation of Acadiana