Mr. Lawrence G. Gettys

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Lawrence Gettys is an accomplished trial lawyer who serves as of counsel at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. Lawrence’s practice focuses on asbestos exposure cases, as well as premises liability, product liability, and toxic tort matters. He has represented thousands of clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across the state of Louisiana for over 20 years. Lawrence has presented arguments on behalf of clients in hundreds of hearings. He has also tried numerous cases resulting in significant victories for his clients.

Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Mississippi. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Lawrence served on the Moot Court Board where he was awarded the Best Brief and his group won Best Team. Active in the legal community, Lawrence is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Lawrence has been admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Louisiana and the State Bar of Texas.

Honors & Awards

•Best Team, Best Brief, Moot Court Board, Southern University Law Center, 1992

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.308.2617  Phone
225.769.5101  Fax
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., with honors, 1990
Law School Attended:
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, Louisiana; 2001, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Professional Associations & Memberships

•American Association for Justice
•American Bar Association
•Baton Rouge Bar Association
•Louisiana Association for Justice
•Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Birth Information:
New Orleans, Louisiana, December 26, 1967
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (5 reviews)
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Dallas, Texas

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