Serving his Country for over 22 years as a member of the United States Army, Sherb Sentell III currently holds the rank of Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. In each of his two deployments to Iraq, the United States Army awarded Sentell Bronze Star Medals for his exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations. When Sentell graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina in 1989, he was selected as the Distinguished Military Graduate. Sherb Sentell III completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Davidson College, a nationally recognized liberal arts institution near Charlotte, North Carolina. Using the fundamentals he learned at Davidson College, he went on to rank in the top three percent of his graduating law school class at Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his law school career, in addition to contributing to the Louisiana Law Review, Sherb Sentell III won the prestigious Flory Trial Competition. As a civilian, Sherb Sentell III is a Minden-Ward 1 City Judge. Sherb Sentell III resides in Minden, Louisiana, where he attends First United Methodist Church. He holds lifetime memberships in the Reserve Officers Association, a professional organization that represents the interests of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Uniformed Services, and the National Rifle Association.
Dec 2000 - Present
Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney's Office, 26th Judicial District
Assistant District Attorney representing the State of Louisiana in handling felony criminal prosecutions in the Parishes (Counties) of Bossier and Webster. Responsibilities include deciding whether or not to prosecute felony cases and deciding the appropriate charge in each case. Felony cases not resolved by plea bargain are presented to a jury on a monthly basis for trial.
ACHIEVEMENTS Tried dozens of jury trials but has not lost a jury trial in a decade of prosecuting cases.
Aug 1996 - Present
Sentell Law Firm, LLC, Attorney at Law
Maintain a general law practice focusing primarily on trial litigation in the defense of suits brought against Building Contractors, contract law, oil & gas law, and serious personal injury and wrongful death claims.
ACHIEVEMENTS Achieved mult-million dollar award in oil and gas dispute in Jackson Parish, one of the largest in Parish history.
Aug 1992 - May 1995
Louisiana State University (LSU) Law School
LSU Law Center Hall of Fame Class Rank 5 of 190 Winner Flory Trial Competition Winner Moot Court Competiton Chancellor's List Fall 1993, Spring 1994, and Fall 1994
Aug 1985 - May 1989
Bachelor of Arts
Distinguished Military Graduate Army ROTC Top 5% Fellowship Award Southern Conference Bronze Medalist 1987 (Wrestling)