Hall of Fame
The Tradition of the LBA Hall of Fame
In 2014, the Lafayette Bar Association established an honor to award those attorneys and members who exemplified the Lafayette Parish legal community's rich tradition of producing highly skilled lawyers and community servants. Annual induction into the LBA Hall of Fame is in recognition of an exemplary career as an attorney, dedicated service to the community, and participation in the Bar. The ceremony takes place every fall in Lafayette, Louisiana, where colleagues, friends and family come together to celebrate the achievements of those honorable attorneys.
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees include Patrick Ottinger, Hon. Eugene Davis, Richard Chappuis, and Gerald Block. Honored posthumously was Edwin McGlasson and Diana Simon.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees include Margaret Maraist Ritchey, Robert L. Cole, Richard R. Kennedy, and Edward C. Abell, Jr. Honored posthumously was David M. Cretien, Anthony D. "Tony" Moroux, and John G. Torian II.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees include (1st row, l-r) Joel E. Gooch, Timothy J. McNamara, (2nd row) John A. Jeansonne, Jr., James Davidson, III, and Patrick A. Juneau. Honored posthumously was J.J. Davidson, Jr. and James Domengeaux.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees include (1st row, l-r) Hon. Kaliste Saloom, Jr., Harmon Roy, (2nd row) RobertR. "Bob" McBride, Bob F. Wright, and James E. Diaz, Sr.