Alvin J. Bordelon Jr.

Alvin ‘Al’ Bordelon became “Of Counsel” a storied career in the law. Having clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Al joined Monroe & Lemann, where he became a partner.  In 1981, he founded Walker & Bordelon, which grew to become Bordelon, Hamlin & Theriot.  After Hurricane Katrina, the firm reconstituted as Bordelon, Theriot & Abrams until 2019, when Al and his partner, Andrew Abrams, joined O’Bryon & Schnabel.

A New Orleans native, Mr. Bordelon attended Jesuit High School, received his B.A. from University of New Orleans (at the time LSUNO), and received his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in 1973. He joined the United States Army in 1968 to 1970 and was a United States Naval Reserve from 1963-68.

He is active within the city’s political and legal community. He was an instructor at Loyola University City College and the School of Law from 1975-77. He served as Judge Ad Hoc for the First City Court for the Parish of Orleans, as member of the New Orleans Mayor’s Commission on Crime, and President of Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association from 1978-1981.

He has been admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court and all Louisiana appellate and district courts since 1973, admitted to practice before the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1975, and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court since 1983. His practice focuses on tort litigation, school law, labor management relations and contract negotiation, employment litigation, civil rights, civil service and administrative law. He is rated “AV” by Martindale -Hubbell.


  • Awarded recognition by Louisiana Senate for outstanding civic leadership in 1982
  • Listed in Marquis’s “Who’s Who in American Law”
  • Winner “Writer’s Digest” Short Story Competition, 1993
  • Listed in “Nationwide Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Business”