Jerald P. Block

Jerald P. Block was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana on July 23, 1946. He attended Tulane University in 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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Education

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lafourche Parish Bar Association, President, 1977, 1971 – Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2012-Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Law Institute, Member
  • International Institute of Environmental, Energy and Natural Resource Law, Charter Member, 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 Association for Justice, 1982 – 1997, Lifetime Member, Board of Governors
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 1990 – 1995, Executive Committee
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 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

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
  • 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
  • Legatus International, 2007–present

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

Classes/Seminars Taught

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