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Lawrence J Centola


New Orleans, LA





Areas of Practice

  • Litigation, primarily Personal Injury 90%

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1971
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1968
    • Major: Government

Representative Clients

  • Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Patients Compensation Fund
  • Denny's, Incorporated
  • South Central Bell


  • Faculty, Trial Advocacy Program, LSU

Honors and Awards

  • Received the President’s Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association , 1972 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alumni Board of Trustees of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, LSU
  • Chancellor’s Council, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, LSU
  • Past Chair, Alumni Fund Drive


  • English