Senator Chabert was born and raised in Bayou Petite Caillou. He attended Upper Little Caillou Elementary, Lacache Middle and graduated from South Terrebonne High School in 1994. In 2001, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Nicholls State University.
After college, Senator Chabert began a successful government relations career. Over the years, he has served as an aid and advisor to both Republican and Democratic federal, state and local officials across the state. In 2006, he formed Chabert Development, LLC, a Chauvin-based land company.
Senator Chabert is an active member of the community, serving in the Houma Rotary Club, The Krewe of Hercules, the Krewe of Terranians, Knights of Columbus Council 5013, The Maple Street Park Association and serves as aboard member on the Nicholls Colonels Athletic Foundation, The Friends of S.T.H.S., and the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Foundation.