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Karl W. Bengtson

Karl W. Bengtson, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1980, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1980, United States District Court (middle and western districts) 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985, Tribal Courts, Coushatta, 2000, Chitimacha, 2001, Tunica-Biloxi, 2001.

Background

  • Bengtson, Karl W. was born on August 23, 1955 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, United States. Son of Robert W. and Bonnie Jean R. Bengtson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Louisiana State University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1980.

    Career

    • Tankerman Canal Barge Company, New Orleans, 1976-1978. Associate George & George, Baton Rouge, 1980-1981. Partner Shelton & Legendre, Lafayette, 1981—2001.

      Senior member Bengtson Law Firm, LLC, since 2002. Continuing Legal Education instructor National Business Institute, 2003—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1980, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1980, United States District Court (middle and western districts) 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985, Tribal Courts, Coushatta, 2000, Chitimacha, 2001, Tunica-Biloxi, 2001.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.

    Membership

    Founding sponsor Civil Justice Foundation Served with United States Coast Guard, 1973-1976. Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America (sustaining member Admiralty section, volunteer lawyer Trial Lawyers Care), American Bar Association (admiralty and maritime law committee 1984, port watch subcommittee), Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (board governors 1988-1992, Continuing Legal Education instructor 1990, 1991, 1997, 1999—2002), Louisiana Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, fishing.

    Connections

    • father: Robert W.
    • mother: Bonnie Jean R. Bengtson
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    Born August 23, 1955
    (age 62)
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