Education & Academic Excellence
deGravelles graduated from LSU Law School with both academic and courtroom honors: Order of the Coif (graduating in the top 10% of his class); first place in the Flory Trial Competition; Moot Court Board.
deGravelles serves on the adjunct faculty of both LSU Law School and Tulane Law School’s yearly program in Rhodes, Greece. He has also written and spoken extensively on issues related to the areas of law in which he practices and on issues related to trial practice.
deGravelles was named as one of the Top Ten Lawyers of Louisiana by Law and Politics (Minneapolis, Minnesota) based on a survey of 16,000 Louisiana lawyers. He was also named a Louisiana Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation in the same survey.
deGravelles is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all state and federal courts in Louisiana, and the state courts of Texas and Colorado. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Maritime Law Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
deGravelles has earned the respect of his peers within the legal profession by being elected to positions of leadership in organizations dedicated to trial practice. He has served as President of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) and President of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and as Chairman of the LTLA Legislative Committee and Medical Malpractice Section. He serves on the National Board of Directors of ABOTA and as a member of the Board of Governors of LTLA.
John deGravelles’ reputation as a results-oriented attorney is based on more than a quarter-century of specialized experience in helping injured victims in personal injury, wrongful death and business cases. His demand for thorough pre-trial and trial preparation, as well as his sensitivity to the complex and wide range of issues of the maritime, medical malpractice, business torts, products liability, automobile and work-injury cases he handles, has resulted in consistent success in the courtroom for his clients.
For over 25 years, deGravelles has successfully tried civil injury, death and business cases of all kinds. His accomplishments as a civil litigator are attested to not only by his success in the courtroom, but also by his Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy, as well as his selection for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a by-invitation organization of experienced trial advocates.
As important as any measure of professional competence is the success the attorney has had in representing his clients. deGravelles is proud of what he has accomplished on behalf of his clients.