Elena Arcos Pecoraro

Elena Arcos Pecoraro

Lafayette, Louisiana
Elena Arcos Pecoraro's skills and qualifications go far beyond her 16 years of experience as a practicing attorney. With a bachelor's degree in engineering, she has a special understanding of the unique issues that many of her transportation — railroad, helicopter and marine vessel companies — industry clients have to deal with. As the former chairwoman for the International Trade and Development Group for Lafayette, Louisiana, she traveled abroad to help facilitate new business opportunities for her hometown. And as an immigrant from Chile who spent considerable time living abroad before gaining her U.S. citizenship as a teen, she knows the troubles that families go through to make a better life for themselves here in the U.S.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Business
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Health Care Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Major: International Law
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Lawyers
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • International Law Association
  • International Commercial Law Association of the International Law Association
  • American Inn of Court (Lafayette), President, 2015 - 2016
  • Baton Rouge Inns of Court, Honorary Student Member, 1999 - 2000
  • International Trade and Development Group, Chair 2012 - 2015; Executive Board Member 2007 - Present
  • Junior League of Lafayette
  • Episcopal School of Acadiana, Board of Trustees
  • One Acadiana - Formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  • The 705 Young Leaders, Member

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Pecoraro Law
600 Jefferson Street
Suite 810
Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: 337-446-2453
Fax: 337-266-2231
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