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Get to Know Your LBA President

Get to Know 2017-2018 LBA President Donnie O'Pry

Donovan “Donnie” Jay O'Pry II was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated from Carencro High School in 1995, and received his Bacehlor or Science Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1999. After graduating, he enrolled at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Donnie began his legal career as an associate with the Lafayette firm of Jeansonne & Remondet. In 2007, Donnie became a partner at Jeansonne & Remondet, where he served in that capacity until opening the O'Pry Law Firm in 2014. On March 1, 2014, Donnie opened the O'Pry Law Firm.
 
Donnie has been nationally recognized in the fields of workers' compensation and personal injury practice.  He has been repeatedly rated as one of the Top Lawyers in both Acadiana and Louisiana by multiple publications including the Times Picayune, American Lawyer Media and Acadiana Profile Magazine.  Donnie holds the highest rating of "AV Preeminent" awarded by Martindale-Hubble®, the most widely recognized and respected lawyer peer review service in the nation. In addition, Donnie has achieved a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo.com, one of the most widely used lawyer rating services in the country. He has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an elite group of attorneys who have achieved multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements for their clients.  Donnie was selected to the 2017 Rising Stars list of Superlawyers®, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state under the age of forty.  Most recently, Donnie was selected to the "Top 10 Under 40" list of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, a list which recognizes the top 10 personal injury attorneys in Louisiana under the age of forty.
 
Donnie is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association and has been a Director on its Board of Directors since 2013.  Donnie currently serves as President-elect of the Lafayette Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has served as a representative of the 15th Judicial District in the LSBA House of Delegates since 2012.  Donnie is a member of the Duhe Inn of Court and is licensed to practice law before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all United States District Courts in Louisiana. 

Donnie will be installed as President, along with the other incoming LBA Board Members, on November 2, 2017, at Iberia Bank Downtown Lafayette beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $25.00 per person.
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