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     ** As of September 20, 2011, I was elected as President-Elect of the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association) for one year.  I will be, by acclamation, the President of the LAJ beginning September 20, 2012 for one year after that.

EDUCATION

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette- Lafayette, Louisiana
    • Political Science and Pre-Law (May, 1974)
  • Louisiana State University, School of Law –Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate (May, 1977)
  • Continuing legal education classes / seminars averaging 32 hours / year
  • United States Department of Justice , Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    • Advanced Organized Crime Seminar, July 22-25, 1973

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Offshore drilling in production rig accidents
  • Land-based workers' compensation-on the job accidents
  • Water-based longshoreman and harbor workers compensation act / on the job accidents
  • Automotive, trucking and motorcycle accidents
  • Highway defect accidents
  • Environmental law and toxic tort actions
  • Products liability actions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Sports injuries
  • Railroad crossing and derailment accidents
  • Fire, explosion and electrocution injuries
  • Catastrophic event injuries
  • Slip / trip and fall and premises accidents
  • Discrimination in housing and employment

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • American Bar Association, member since 1977
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, member since 1977
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, member since 1977
    • Board of Directors 1981-85
    • Treasurer , 1986-87
    • Secretary, 1987-88
    • Vice president, 1987-88
    • President, 1988-89
  • American Association for Justice, member since 1977
    • Member-ACCT (political action committee) since 1977
    • National Leadership Forum, from 2009
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, member since 1977
    • Student member, 1974-77
    • Board of governors, 1986-92
    • Council of Directors, 1993-2004
    • Executive Committee, 2005-present
    • Director of Membership, 2006-2010
      • "Outstanding Membership Marketing" Award, 1990-91
    • Honorary "Life Member", 1983 –present
    • President-Elect, September, 2011
    • President, September 2012
  • Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association, member since 1984
    • Founder of the association, 1984
    • Vice president, 1984-86
    • President 1986-88
  • American Council of Trial Advocacy , member since 1989
  • ABOTA

 

LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIPS

  • Solo practitioner, October 1977 to July 1, 1981
  • Steckler and Armentor, Ltd., Founder and General Partner, 1981-87
  • The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation , Founder and General Partner, 1987–present

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ("AT RISK" CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY)

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, Inc., affiliation since 1980-present
    • Charter member, original board of directors
    • Office holder of every official office of the organization
    • Property search committee, chairman
    • Official "Running of the Ducks" Fundraiser, chair 1988
    • Official "Steak and Burger Dinner" Fundraiser, chair 1986
    • Gold Medallion Award of Boys and Girls clubs of America for "unusually devoted service", June, 1988
    • "Support-a-Boy" Campaign Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Participation , 1989
    • Boys Clubs "Life Trustee Award" , 1994
  • Top-Pro Boxing, Incorporated, organizer, 1981
    • Vice president, chief fundraiser, 1981-84
    • President and promoter, 1984-87
    • Development committee and talent search chairman, 1981-87
  • Golden Gloves of Louisiana, Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1989
    • Sustaining member to the present date, and committed to the betterment of youth through athletic excellence 
  • Ragin' Cajun Amateur Boxing Club, affiliation since 1985
    • Major fundraiser and supporter, 1985-2002
    • Benefactors group, organizer and chief sponsor, 2003 –present
    • Financial and legal consultant, 2003-present
    • Youth development advisor and coordinator, 2003-present
  • Citizens for Public Education, founding member, 1988
    • Member, original board of directors, 1989-90
    • Member, Lafayette Public Education Fund, seeking to improve the deliverance of public education to students in southwest Louisiana, 1989
  • Louisiana Golden Gloves, State Championship Boxing Tournament
    • Major sponsor and fundraiser, 2008, 2009 , 2010 and 2011
  • Louisiana Governor's Games State Boxing Championships,
    • Major sponsor and fundraiser, 2009 , 2010 and 2011
  • Louisiana March of Dimes, Fundraiser-Supporter, 2009-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Louisiana Chapter, Lafayette Scout Group , 2009-present
    • Patron member , 1982
  • The Glenn Armentor "Pay It Forward" Scholarship of Excellence, 2009-present
    • Founder, funding source and coordinator for multiple $10,000 per child college "full ride” scholarships annually , to "at risk" youth
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association "Pro-Bono Award for Best Firm", 2001, 2003 and 2004

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE-GENERAL

  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Inc., 1978-present
    • Board of Directors, Program Director, 1979-1984
    • Treasurer, 1984-85
    • Secretary, 1985-86
    • Vice president, 1986-87
    • President, 1987-88
    • Chair, Operation Magi, 1986, 1987 and 1988
  • Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, 1984-present
    • Member, State and National Affairs Committee
    • Member, Board of Directors , Leadership Lafayette Program, 1993-96
  • Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, 1987-1989
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Downtown Development Authority , 1988-2004
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Member, Ad Valorum Property Tax Election Committee
    • Treasurer, 1988
    • Secretary 1989
    • Vice-chairman, 1990
    • Chairman, 1991-94 (only chair to serve four terms)
    • Winner, multiple awards for devoted service to the community
  • Krewe of Louisianans" Washington, DC Mardi Gras, 1992 –present
    • Chief Sponsor and Host, Lafayette Hospitality Suite, 2006-present
      • Enhancing business development, tourism and governmental networking for the Lafayette community
  • Lafayette Bar Foundation "Access to Justice" Campaign, 2001-02
    • Sponsor and fundraiser, Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers Pro-Bono Program
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Parishwide Holiday, January 18, 2010
    • Platinum Sponsor and Leadership Contributions
  • 232-HELP – Louisiana Board of Directors – 2013-Present

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Association of Retarded Citizens-"Gold Membership", 1982
    • In appreciation for outstanding service to retarded citizens
  • "Henry Heymann Memorial Award" as Kiwanian of the Year, 1983
  • "Gold Medallion Award" of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, June 1988
    • "For unusually devoted service"
  • "Support-a-Boy" Campaign Certificate of Appreciation, 1989
    • For outstanding participation
  • Martindale –Hubbell Attorney/Firm ratings service
    • AV rating, 1989-present
  • Times of Acadiana "Newsmaker of the Year", 1990
    • For actions as local bar president opposing inappropriate Federal judicial appointments
  • Leadership Lafayette, Class of 1991
    • Voted class representative and graduation keynote speaker
  • Boys Clubs "Life-Trust" Award , 1994
    • "For Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Youth "
  • Sertoma, International Certificate of Appreciation for "Outstanding Community Service", 1994
  • Leadership Louisiana, Class of 1996
  • Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police-Award for "Outstanding Service" , 2007 and 2010
    • Keynote speaker and Honoree
  • Appointment as Honorary Assistant Attorney General, May 5, 2007
    • Appointment by Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General, State of Louisiana
  • Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce, "Recognition Award" , 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Times of Acadiana, "Best Lawyer in Acadiana", 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
    • Voted by entire readership over seven parishes
  • Louisiana Association for Justice "President's Award", 2008 -2009
    • "For Outstanding and Highly Dedicated Service to the Legal Profession and the Association"
  • Jock Smart Patrons Program, September , 2009
    • "Thanks for Helping Athletes be Jock Smart " Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association-Certificate of Commendation , April 17, 2010
    • "For Outstanding Effort in Establishing Principles of Diversity"
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials –"Meritorious Accomplishment Award", May 19, 2010
    • Accomplishment by individual not employed by a housing authority
  • Louisiana Boxing Hall of Fame, induction December 7, 2010
  • Louisiana Tactical Police Offices Association-Award for Exemplary Service, 2010
  • "Millbank Donor Award", Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, 2011
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Crystal Gavel Award - For volunteer service to the Community - September 2, 2011
  • "You Make a World of Difference" Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Conclave, Institute of Inclusion - March 8, 2013
  • 2014 Jefferson Award for Community Service and Public Activism 
  • National Service Competition in Washington DC - 2014

ELECTIVE PUBLIC OFFICE

  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-1992
  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-1996
  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-2000
  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-2004
  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-2008
  • Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee , Public Election-2012

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

  • AV rating, Martindale –Hubbell, since 1989
  • 37 years of practice, in good standing
  • Over 27,000 individual clients represented to satisfactory Awards and Settlements
  • Approximately 1400 open files at any given time
  • Managing partner, Lafayette Largest Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law Firm
  • Lead chair in 94 jury trials
  • Lead chair in over 600 bench trials
  • Gross total awards and settlements of over $500,000,000

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Published in multiple legal periodicals, including
    • Louisiana Bar Journal
    • LTLA Trial Brief
    • Lafayette Parish Bar Association "Promulgator" Newsletter
  • Multiple insurance litigation speaking engagements
  • Multiple articles involving personal injury litigation

 



 

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