Lawrence W. Pettiette, Jr.

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. Larry was also awarded the Shreveport Bar Association 23rd Annual Professionalism Award in 2021 and the Louisiana State Bar Association Friend of Pro Bono Award in 2023.

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.

Lawrence W. Pettiette, Jr.

2023 Lawyer of the Year, U.S. News Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice-Defendants Shreveport
2005 – 2023, U.S. News Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice-Defendants
Past President, Shreveport Bar Association
2022 Winner, Shreveport Bar Association Professionalism Award
2022 Shreveport Bar Foundation President
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi
Order Of The Barristers
Shreveport and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Principal Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice Defense
Insurance Defense
General Litigation
Member Holy Trinity Church Shreveport, Finance Council and past chair of Pastoral Council
Member Krewe of Justinian (Shreveport Bar Association Fundraiser/Community Outreach Mardi Gras krewe), Krewe Captain 2017-2018, King 2021-2022
Red Mass Society, 1992 – present - Chairman
CABOSA youth soccer coach from 1990 to 2013
Visiting professor at LSU Medical School
Emory University School of Law – J.D. 1978
Northeast University – BA Government and Spanish 1975