Jerald P. Block

Litigation Counsel of America Fellow

Email: jpb@blocklawfirm.com

Biography

Jerald P. Block was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana on July 23, 1946. He attended Tulane University of Louisiana where he received his B.A. in 1968. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane Law School in 1971.

Litigation Percentage

75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 1971
U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • J.D., Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, 1971
  • B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, 1968

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Sponsor and Moderator: People’s Law School, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Louisiana Foundation for Law and Society, 1987 – 1989
  • Moderator and Seminar Speaker: Ethics and Technological Innovations, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lafourche Parish Bar Association, 1971 – Present (President, 1977)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2012-Present
  • Charter Member, International Institute of Environmental, Energy and Natural Resource Law (2012-present)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1971 – Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1978 – 1988, House of Delegates
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Committee on Law Advertising 1991
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Bar Governance Committee 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 – 1997, Lifetime Member, Board of Governors
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 -1995, Executive Committee
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 – Present, Board of Governors Emeritus
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America National College of Advocacy Advocates, 1998
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Patron Charter Member
  • Member, the Trial Law Institute

Civic Accomplishments

  • American Cancer Society, Louisiana Division, Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society, Louisiana Division, 1988 – 1989, President
  • Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair and Parade, 1989, Grand Marshal
  • Legatus International, 2007-present, Chapter President
  • St. Joseph Catholic Co-Cathedral, Lifelong Member
  • Thibodaux Jaycees, 1975, Outstanding Young Man
  • E.D. White Catholic High School, Foundation Advisory Board
  • Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, 1994 -1996, Board of Directors
  • Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, 1996, Chairman of the Board
  • St. Joseph Manor, 1994 – 1997, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • St. Joseph Manor, 1998 – Present, President

Governmental Accomplishments

  • Office of Workers’ Compensation, Department of Labor, State of Louisiana, 1997, Advisory Council
  • Office of Workers’ Compensation, Department of Labor, State of Louisiana, 1997
  • Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee, Elected Member
  • Lafourche Parish Democratic Executive Committee, Elected Member
  • Thibodaux Civil Service Board, 1972 – 1977
  • Thibodaux Civil Service Board, 1976, Chairman

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