Jami M. Becnel joined the firm in 2020 as an associate in the firm’s Belle Chasse office. Jami’s practice includes counseling clients in areas of wills, estate planning, and contracts, handling successions, and representing businesses in a general commercial litigation practice. Jami is also uniquely qualified to advise clients in agricultural and rural law matters. She has extensive experience in the multitude of issues confronting agricultural landowners and managers, including agricultural leases; agri-finance; business law; business entity formation; property disputes; Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation; agricultural production, marketing, and distribution; agricultural infrastructure; agricultural labor; and estate planning.

Jami and her family have been active members of the Louisiana agricultural community for generations, which includes her substantial involvement in Louisiana Farm Bureau which offers a great skill set on which her clients rely.

Jami received her Bachelor of Accountancy, summa cum laude, from Loyola University in 2013. Jami received her J.D. and Diploma in Comparative Law from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and graduated, cum laude, in 2017. During law school, Ms. Becnel served on the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources, and was involved with the Energy and Mineral Law Society and Louisiana Business and Law Society.

Prior to joining Carver Darden, she was a research attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Contact Info



  • 2017, Louisiana


  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University, J.D./C.L., cum laude, 2017
  • Loyola University New Orleans, Bachelor of Accountancy, summa cum laude, 2013


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Plaquemines Bar Association


  • CALI Legal Writing & Research (Fall 2014)
  • CALI Administrative Law (Spring 2016)
  • CALI Legal Professions (Spring 2016)
  • CALI US Foreign Affairs (Fall 2016)
  • Chancellor Scholar
  • Dean Scholar
  • Marcia Thomas Pendleton Memorial Scholar
  • Ben R. Miller, Jr. Endowed Scholar
  • Robert T. Jorden Endowed Scholar
  • William M. Meyers Scholar

Community INvolvement

  • Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission, Baton Rouge, LA (2018-2020) Executive Council to the Chair (2018-19); Chair of the Shareholder Coordination, Data Collection, and Funding Workgroup (2018-2020)
  • Administration of Children and Families Region VI Human Trafficking Work Group, Louisiana Member and Participant (2018-present)
  • Project L.A.W. (Legal- Thinking, Awareness, and Wellness), Coordinator/Instructor (2018-present)
  • Plaquemines Parish Community C.A.R.E. Center, Vice Chair (2019-present); Board Member (2018-present); Finance Committee & Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser Committee (2018-present); Executive Committee, Executive Director Evaluation Committee (2019-present)
  • Southern Louisiana Farm Bureau, Parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard (2018-present), Voting Member (2020- present); Board Member (2018-present); Parish Secretary/ Treasurer (2021-present); Ag in the Classroom Parish Representative (2019-present); Women’s Committee Voting Delegate (2020-present); Ag in the Classroom Website Committee (2021-present)

Publications & Speeches

Ms. Becnel presents a variety of topics, including:

  • Louis A. Martinet Legal Society End of the Year CLE, "Human Trafficking: Courts, Healthcare, & Eden House" (2019)
  • Administration of Children and Families Region VI Annual Meeting (2019)
  • South Central U.S./1-20 Corridor Human Trafficking Conference (2018)
  • Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission and Advisory Board Annual Report (2018)
  • LSBA Suit Up for the Bar Summer Program (2018)