Lawrence W. Pettiette, Jr.
Larry Pettiette is widely regarded as one of the top-tier litigators and trial lawyers in Louisiana. He has been a trial attorney since 1980 and tried numerous jury and bench trials in courts across Louisiana as well as extensive experience in appellate practice. He has devoted much of his practice over the last 30 years to defense and representation of doctors, hospitals and health care providers.
Larry was named Best Lawyers in America 2023, Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Defense for the Shreveport area and has been recognized in for years Super Lawyers Louisiana and Best Lawyers in America.
He was 2022 President of the Shreveport Bar Foundation and is a past president of the Shreveport Bar Association. He served on the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors and is a frequent CLE presenter. Larry is one of the principal founders of the Shreveport Red Mass Society and a founding member of the Harry V. Booth-Henry A. Politz Inn of Court, of which he was president in 2014 and 2016.
Larry graduated summa cum laude from Northeast University with degrees in Government and Spanish in 1975. He graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1978 and was director of the moot court board. He returned to Shreveport upon graduation to clerk for United States Federal Judge Tom Stagg. After a two-year clerkship, he entered private practice, focusing primarily on civil litigation. He is admitted to the Georgia and Louisiana Bars.