Areas of Practice
Practice-Specific Experience
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    JD, 1981
    Order of the Coif; Moot Court Board, Tullis Moot Court Finalist

  • Louisiana State University
    BA, 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Davis Allgood
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2038 tel
225.248.3038 fax

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Pepper Allgood is a partner in the Litigation and Construction practice groups. He helps clients navigate complex business and regulatory disputes.

Pepper has helped clients successfully resolve business disputes, contracting issues, and regulatory problems for more than 30 years. He counsels and represents companies and individuals in various businesses and industries, with particular focus on the energy and construction sectors. In addition to handling many different types of contract claims, Pepper’s litigation experience covers business tort, antitrust, and trade secret cases. He also has handled litigation involving some of the largest successions administered in the area.

In the energy field, Pepper represents pipelines, refineries, petrochemical facilities, salt dome storage facilities, exploration and production companies, energy traders, and landowners. His work has included all types of contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, plant shutdowns, lease and royalty disputes, and tort actions.

In the construction arena, Pepper counsels and represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, handling court disputes, arbitration, contract negotiations, and regulatory and licensing issues. He serves as the chair of the Construction Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Committee on Expert Witnesses.

Pepper also has significant experience handling disaster recovery issues, having represented contractors, local governments, and private nonprofit entities. He has handled administrative appeals before the Federal Emergency Management Agency in connection with hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Sandy, and he has successfully prosecuted Hurricane Katrina claims in arbitrations against FEMA before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. These cases have resulted in awards and settlements that provided well over $200 million in funding that FEMA initially had denied. The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has often featured Pepper as a panelist and presenter at its Emergency Management Law seminars.

Pepper serves on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry's Education & Workforce Development Council. He is also one of the contributing authors for Jones Walker's Trade Secret Insider, a legal blog that provides insight into legal issues related to trade secrets and non-compete agreements.


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell





  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation; Committees of Antitrust Litigation, Business Torts Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits, and Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court