Lecturer of Business
Bradley L. Drell (“Brad”) teaches Business Law. His lectures are marked by practical day to day examples from his practice of law, bringing real world experience into the classroom. He is a shareholder in the law firm of Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell, A PLC, in Alexandria, LA, and serves as chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights section. His law practice focuses on representing Debtors in Possession and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases, commercial litigation, construction law, complex family law cases, education law, and cases involving churches and other religious institutions both ecclesiastically and in secular courts. In addition to his Louisiana state and federal bar admissions, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts of the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and has appeared pro hac vice in other federal jurisdictions around the country. He has been a frequent speaker on bankruptcy, ethics, and professionalism for Continuing Legal Education seminars. He has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession as an outstanding attorney and is therefore listed in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers directories. He clerked for the Honorable Henley A. Hunter, Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana, from 1996 to 1997. He was a Young Lawyers Section observer to the Louisiana State Law Institute in 2003, and was a member of the LSBA Young Lawyers Section Council in 2005‐2006. He is Past President of the Crossroads American Inn of Court and Secretary of the Alexandria Bar Association. He is board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and the Louisiana State Bar Association, and is the chair of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow, where he serves on the communications committee and the Community Partnership Panel for Central Louisiana. In additton to his practice of law and teaching of business law at Louisiana College, Brad is very active in his service to the public because of his commitment to Jesus Christ, primarily through Kiwanis, his church, and Kairos Prison Ministry.