Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.

Phone(337) 232-7424

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Business Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: (337) 232-7424
Fax: (337) 267-2399
University Notre Dame Seminary, B.A., 1965; Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium, B.A. Th., with honors, 1967
Law SchoolTulane University, J.D., 1972 Tulane Law Review, Member, Morrison Award for Outstanding Law Review Comment, 1971-1972
Admitted1972, Louisiana

Honors & Affiliations

•American Inn of Court of Acadiana - President 2004 - 2005; Member, 1999 - present
•Lafayette Parish, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations - Member
•American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council, 1979 - 1980
•American Judicature Society - Board of Directors, 1985 - 1989
•Louisiana Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation - fellow
•Louisiana State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section -Board Member 1977 - 1979; Chairman, 1978 - 1979
•Louisiana State Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1983
•Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2000 - 2004
•Louisiana State Bar Association Nominating Committee, 1980 - 1981, 1988 - 1992
•Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2008 - 2010
•Louisiana Supreme Court - Appointed as a member to the following committees:
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1987 - 1995
ADR Committee, 1991 - 1993
Louisiana Task Force on Women in the Courts, 1989 - 1992
Acreditation Subcommittee of MCLE - Chairman, 1987 - 1989
Long Range Planning Committee, 1987 -1989
IOLTA Committee, 1987 - 1989
Occupational Tax Review Committee, 1987 - 1989
Committee for Revisions of the Louisiana State Bar Association Disciplinary Procedures, 1985
Special committee to develop experimental program for judicial performance evaluation, 1983
Committee on Economics of Practice of Law - Chairman, 1983 - 1989
Development of legislation for small claims courts, 1980
•Institute of Energy Law - Executive Committee and Senior Vice Chair
•U.S. Army Reserve, 1968 - 1974, Honorable Discharge, 1974
•U.S. Army Intelligence School, Ft. Holabird, 1969
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015
•Baton Rouge Area Best Lawyers Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year, 2011 and 2013; Baton Rouge Area Best Lawyers Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
•fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
•Selected as a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, Band 1, 2010-2014
•Listed as a Louisiana Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation, 2012 - 2013
Best Lawyers' Baton Rouge Natural Resources Law (2013 and 2014) and Oil and Gas Law (2014) Lawyer of the Year
Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2015


Litigation matters involving oil, gas and property issues are the focus of Mr. Simon's practice. For three decades, he 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 for the past 35 years. He also has broad experience litigating issues involving regulatory rulings and orders of the Department of Conservation.

Mr. Simon's practice emphasizes oil and gas royalty and other mineral lease issues, energy marketing contract disputes and cases involving the processing of natural gas and the contracts affecting these operations. He has additional experience in utility regulation, including in telecommunications regulation. He served as counsel for the Louisiana Public Service Commission in its rate cases for Bell South Corporation and in the implementation of price regulation for the company.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years, attended the U.S. Army Intelligence School at Ft. Holabird, and prior to his law career received a theology degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

Mr. Simon, who speaks French, is the past president of the American Inn of Court of Acadiana and served in the House of Delegates and on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society. Over the years, he has been appointed to numerous key legal committees by the Louisiana Supreme Court. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and as Senior Vice-Chair of the Institute of Energy Law.


•“Recent Developments in Louisiana Law on Servitudes, ” Louisiana Law of Servitudes Seminar, 2003, 2004, 2005
•“Implied Covenants of a Mineral Lessee: A Survey of Case Law in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, ” The Center for American and International Law, Energy Litigation Conference, November 2004
•“Contra Non Valentem: A Survey of Case Law, ” 51st Mineral Law Institute, April 2004
•“Documenting Your Case, ” Tulane Law School Seminar, December 1999
•“Recent Developments and Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation, ” Liskow & Lewis Seminar, Houston, September 1999
•“Gas Royalty Issues in the Era of Take or Pay, ” Executive Enterprises, Houston, 1987


• Comment, Equal Protection in the Urban Environment - The Right to Equal Municipal Services, 46 Tul. L. Rev. 496 (1972)


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Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.

822 Harding Street
LafayetteLA 70505


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