Chris Broadwater earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Louisiana College in 1995. He then received his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998 before continuing his education at Louisiana State University Law Center where he received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees in 2002. Chris was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2002 and practiced with the Baton Rouge firm of Forrester, Jordan and Dick prior to forming the firm of Jordan and Broadwater in 2006.
In 2008, Chris was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve as Director of the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation. He also served as a member of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission (2008-2010), Chairman of the Governors Advisory Council on Workers Compensation and Chairman of the Louisiana Second Injury Board. In 2010, Chris returned to private practice with the Baton Rouge firm of Forrester, Dick and Clark until joining Cashe, Coudrain and Sandage in 2012.
In 2011, Chris was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives (District 86) where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, Chair of the House Fiscal Note Review Committee and as a member of the House Executive Committee, House Education Committee, House Ways and Means Committee and Joint Committee on Capital Outlay.
Chris serves as a Board Member of Jobs for America’s Graduates, a national non-profit organization committed to preventing dropouts among America’s youth while preparing them for postsecondary education and the workforce. He also serves as a member of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Business Advisory Council, a member of the Labor and Economic Development Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators, a member of The Council of State Governments Legal Task Force and a member of the advisory policy board for the Comprehensive Public Training Program for State employees. Chris previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts and as a member of the Board of Directors of LWCC.
Areas of practice include: Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Workers Compensation