René was born in Galliano, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in psychology. René taught English and psychology and also worked as a chemical plant operator before being accepted into LSU Law School. He earned his Juris Doctorate in May 1997 and was admitted to practice that year.
Prior to joining the Dudley DeBosier team in 2020, René gained nearly 22 years of experience practicing in different areas of law. He opened up a solo practice in Cut Off, handling domestic, business, and criminal defense cases. In 2001, he was contracted as a conflict attorney. In 2003, Rene served as Assistant D.A for Cam Morvant. Additionally, he worked as a prosecutor for 16 years and served under District Attorney Kristine Russell as the felony prosecutor in Division D. René has tried some of the most serious crimes in Lafourche Parish. He also served on the adjunct faculty at Nicholls State University, where he taught FACS 400, a class on Louisiana family law.
René served as president of the Lafourche Parish Bar Association in 2005 and on the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates from 2002-04. He is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Lafourche. Aside from his passion for Law, René loves spending time with his family and takes on multiple hobbies. In 2015 René was awarded a black belt in Shotokan karate, and he enjoys kayaking up and down beautiful Bayou Lafourche, distance running, cycling, and playing guitar.