Liskow & Lewis is proud to announce a firm attorney of forty-six years, Lawrence P. Simon, has been elected into the Lafayette Bar Association Hall of Fame. Inclusion in the Lafayette Bar Association Hall of Fame is intended to recognize an exemplary career as an attorney, dedicated service to the community, and participation in the Bar.
Larry will be joining his wife, Diana Simon, in the Lafayette Bar Association Hall of Fame. Diana was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, posthumously. After receiving the news of being selected as an Honoree, Larry said, “The most wonderful part about all of this is that I will join Diana in the Hall of Fame.”
George Arceneaux, a shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, testified to the influence Larry has had on his colleagues and clients. George said, “Everyone who knows Larry knows his steady, wonderful temperament. What his colleagues know - especially those of us whom he has taught and practiced with -- is his great legal mind and skill. He has a tremendous depth of understanding of the law to its foundations, and he has applied his intellect not just to that understanding of the law itself, but to representing his clients. It’s why he is preeminent in his practice, and a real embodiment of Liskow's heritage.”
Larry graduated from Tulane Law School in 1972 and has practiced law with Liskow & Lewis in the firm’s Lafayette office for the past forty-six years. Litigation matters involving oil, gas and property issues are the focus of his practice. Larry has handled a wide variety of general commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout Louisiana. His extensive experience in energy litigation cases covers each of the major substantive areas affecting the oil and gas industry. In his more than four decades of work, he has earned a reputation for cover-to-cover knowledge of the Mineral Code of Louisiana, particularly the historical background of its rules and regulations.
Larry has been recognized by
The Best Lawyers in America
. He was named a “Lawyer of the Year” in Natural Resources Law by
The Best Lawyers in America for 2019. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. In addition to his active practice, Larry has served both in the House of Delegates and on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana State Bar Association and was president of the Young Lawyers section of the Louisiana Bar. He also served on the Board of the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society, and on the LSU Honors College Advisory Council. In addition, Larry served as the President of the American Inn of Court of Acadiana. He has been active in the Institute for Energy Law for many years and is the immediate past chair.
Larry received the Institute for Energy Law’s Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation award, an award given to an energy litigator whose achievements have won the admiration of peers.
Jamie Rhymes, a shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, commented on the footprint that Larry has made at the firm, he said, “Larry is a testament to the benefits of working at Liskow & Lewis. His legal acumen, as well as steady demeanor, is well known throughout the energy bar both in Louisiana and Texas, and we all gain an advantage due to the path he has blazed before us.”
Larry served in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years and attended the U.S. Army Intelligence School at Ft. Holabird. Prior to his law career, Larry received a theology degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.
Joe Giglio, a colleague of forty-two years, described Larry the way every member of Liskow & Lewis would, Joe said, “Larry Simon is a complete gentleman. Kind, gentle, and patient, yet utterly loyal to his clients, he has served as a role model of professionalism for all of us.”