Rick Yelton


Main: 469.444.5002

Direct: 504.930.4746

Mobile: 504.256.2998

Email: ryelton@burnscharest.com

Rick regularly represents clients in an array of complex matters in courts throughout the country.  Prior to joining Burns Charest, Rick served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Rick subsequently worked at a regional law firm in the area of insurance and reinsurance, where he advised clients on third-party liability coverage issues.

Rick received his law degree magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2016.  During law school, Rick served as the Editor in Chief of the Loyola Law Review, and was honored with the Editorial Board Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Law Review Candidate.  Rick also graduated as a William L. Crowe Scholar.

Rick is on the Board of Directors of unCommon Construction, a New Orleans non-profit that uses the build process to prepare high school students for professional and collegiate success.