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Member Spotlight: Jeremy Bazile

Get to know LBA Member Jeremy Bazile
About Jeremy Bazile
Jeremy Bazile graduated from Alexandria Senior High School, his hometown school, in 2005. He then attended Louisiana State University and received a B.A. in Sociology in 2009. In 2012 he received a JD from Southern University Law Center. In 2016 he joined The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation after working as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable George C. Metoyer, Jr. in Rapides Parish. His practice is currently based in pre and post litigation, focusing on all areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and social security disability law. He am licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts of Louisiana, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Bazile was inspired to enter the legal field after reading John Grisham's masterpiece “A Time to Kill” in middle school. He had never actually met an attorney until he entered law school. However, he loved to read and he identified with the characters in Grisham's novels, so, by immersing himself into these legal thrillers, his imagination allowed him to become the attorney-protagonists, travel through time to the historic courthouses, and captivate the jurors with his court presentation and delivery. Although the legal field is a lot more mundane in real life, there is still a prevalent part of him that looks forward to impacting the lives of real people every day through his work and pursuit for justice, just like the legal characters who inspired him as a child.

Every day, Bazile continues to be inspired by his coworkers. He says, “I am blessed and humbled to work alongside thirteen talented attorney at The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation who gladly take on the role of my professional mentors. All of the attorneys in my office, Mr. Glenn Armentor in particular, have practiced law for many years, and yet they still come to work with genuine smiles on their faces looking forward to meeting new clients and handling cases with complex legal issues. As a young attorney, I couldn't be more inspired than to practice law amongst some of the greatest attorneys in the state of Louisiana.”

While many people know he is an attorney, Bazile is also a self-taught musician and composer. He started off on the French horn in middle school. Over the next 3 years, he taught himself how to play five more instruments: piano, trumpet, clarinet, flute, and piccolo. During his senior year of high school, he auditioned on the trumpet for the LSU Tiger Marching Band, and was awarded a scholarship to play in the LSU Tiger Marching Band his freshman year of college. He enjoys writing and recording music in his spare time, and aspires to play in the Lafayette Concert Band and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

When he is not in the office, Bazile looks forward to volunteering in the community. One of his favorite volunteer activities is fostering rescued and abused animals from the Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana (ARFLA). As the philanthropy committee chairman of The705, one of his primary responsibilities is bringing valuable volunteer opportunities to the members, and helping them to build relationships in the community through local philanthropic causes. If he is not volunteering you can find him hanging out at one of his favorite places in Lafayette: Moncus Park, Hub City Diner, or Cafe 329 on the SLCC campus.

Three things Bazile cannot live without:
His dog
Desserts
Laughter

Bazile's Typical Day
“As a personal injury attorney at a very busy law firm, I don't have too many typical or routine days. I could literally be in the office meeting a client at 8am, traveling to Baton Rouge for a doctor's deposition at 10am, traveling to Houma for a pre-trial conference at 4pm, and traveling back to Lafayette for a board meeting with The705 by 6pm. I rely on my desk calendar, computer calendar, iPhone, and Apple Watch just to keep me on schedule on an ordinary day.”

Awards/Positions Held
Nominated
2018 Personal Injury Rising Star Award
10 Best Workers? Compensation Attorneys' Award by the American Institute of Legal Counsel,
20 Under 40 Acadiana Leadership Award
American Inn of Court Foundation's Program Award.
LBA's Young Lawyers Section Community Service & Outreach Committee
Louisiana Association for Justice
John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court
Federal Bar Association's Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter.
South Louisiana Community College Foundation's Board of Directors
Philanthropy Committee Chairman of The705 Young Leaderships for a Better Acadiana, Inc.
Leadership Institute of Acadiana's Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI.
 
Advice for New Attorneys
“I still consider myself a new attorney, so I love receiving advice from other attorneys, judges, and court officials.  My own advice to new attorneys would be to intentionally create positive relationships with the legal staff at courthouses and law firms. Some of the best advice I've ever received following law school came from legal secretaries, court reporters, and even bailiffs. These are the individuals who work alongside you in the legal profession every day, and they can often times get things done much quicker and easier than the attorneys and judges involved in the case. The legal staff can provide you with an abundance of information and resources, and it would be a mistake to look past them when visiting law firms and courthouses.”
 
 

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