J. Rock Palermo, III

J. Rock Palermo, III: Attorney with Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC AV stamp icon
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Biography

Rock graduated from LSU Law School in 1992 and from LSU with a bachelor's degree in 1987. While at LSU Law School he was selected to the Moot Court Board. He is a partner in the firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson in Lake Charles. The firm handles environmental litigation, oil and gas litigation, serious personal injury and maritime law claims, family law and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court, LSU Law Center Chancellor's Council, American Board of Trial Advocates and the Louisiana Association for Justice. Rock was named to each edition of the Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007 and to each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2009. He is a certified mediator, FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot with airplane, jet and helicopter ratings, and a master scuba instructor. He is a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, and holds the rank of Colonel. Rock currently serves as Regional Chair for the Forever LSU Capital Campaign and serves on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Building on Tradition Capital Campaign Committee. He and his wife, Kim, have three children.

Certified Legal Specialties

Mediator, American Arbitration Association, 2004

Education

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

J.D. - 1992

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

B.S. - 1987

Major: Finance

CAP National Legal Officers College, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Classes/Seminars

Insurance Bad Faith, LA Trial Lawyers Association

Demonstrative Evidence, Albert Tate Inn of Court

Y2K Litigation, LA Trial Lawyers Association

Legal Practice in the Next Century, Alexandria Bar Association

Computers: Y2K, Albert Tate Inn of Court

Handling the Defense Biomechanical Expert, LA Trial Lawyers Association

Trial Litigation Ethics, Albert Tate Inn of Court, 2002

Operations - Posse Comitatus Limitations, Civil Air Patrol National Legal Officers College

Things You Can't do at Trial, Albert Tate Inn of Court, 2003

Attorney Professionalism during Depositions, Tate Inn of Court, 2005

Hitting the Lawyer in the Pocketbook, Albert Tate Inn of Court, 2006

Lawyer as Investigator, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2007

When Medical Art meets Technology, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2008

Medical Malpractice Seminar, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2008

Walking Wounded: Zealous Advocacy for Brain Injury Clients, with Robert Voogt, Ph.D., LAJ Webinar

Taking Depositions That Win Cases , Louisiana State Bar Association, November 11, 2011

Masters in Jury Selection, American Board of Trial Advocates, December 2, 2011 - Present

Honors and Awards

Certificate of Merit, U.S. Coast Guard, 2009

Distinguished Service Medal, Civil Air Patrol, 2004

Senior Member of the Year, Civil Air Patrol, Louisiana Wing, 2000

Emergency Responder of the Year, Southwest Louisiana Mutual Aid Association, 2001

Public Service Award, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, 2002

Super Lawyers, 2011

Best Lawyers in America Preeminent Lawyers, 2011

Martindale, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

LSU Foundation, Member

LSU Capital Campaign, Regional Chair, 2008 - Present

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Chancellor's Council, 2003 - Present

American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2009 - Present

Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court, Member, 1994 - Present

Civil Air Patrol, Assistant National Legal Officer, 2003 - 2009

Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety Counselor, 2002 - Present

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Council of Directors

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors

Louisiana Association for Justice, Member, 1992 - Present

Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1999 - Present

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Executive Council

Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Master Instructor, 1989 - Present

American Association for Justice, Member, 1992 - Present

Airborne Law Enforcement Association, Member, 2006 - Present

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, 1999 - 2001

Past Employment Positions

Raleigh Newman, APLC, 1992 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

Aviation Unit Manager, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

Deputy Director, Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

St. Louis Catholic High School Foundation

Past President, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School PTO

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Building on Tradition Capital Campaign

Wing Legal Officer, Civil Air Patrol, 1999 - 2003

National Legal Officer, Civil Air Patrol, 2003 - 2004

Assistant National Legal Officer, Civil Air Patrol, 2005 - 2009

Fraternities/Sororities

Lambda Chi Alpha

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Jones Act
  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Chemical Exposures
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Recreational Products
  • Toxic Torts
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
337-310-1600  Phone
877-300-8680  Phone
337-310-1601  Fax
www.veronbice.com
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.S., Finance, 1987
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
1998, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1992, Louisiana; 1993, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
ISLN:
912600879
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (25 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/16/12 in Litigation

    I have defended numerous cases in which Rock has been plaintiffs' counsel and have found him to be exceptionally knowledgable, prepared, professional and ethical. He zealously represents his clients, while objectively assessing the strenghts and wea... Read more

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    I have defended numerous cases in which Rock has been plaintiffs' counsel and have found him to be exceptionally knowledgable, prepared, professional and ethical. He zealously represents his clients, while objectively assessing the strenghts and weaknesses of his cases. In addition to being a great attorney, he is an honest and good person. I strongly recommend rank Rock as an AV attorney. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 06/25/12 in Complex Litigation

    Rock is a very competent and ethical attorney who has excelled in all types of complex litigation and is deserving of the highest ranking in Martindale-Hubbell in ethics and legal ability. I make this recommendation without any hesitation or doubt wh... Read more

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    Rock is a very competent and ethical attorney who has excelled in all types of complex litigation and is deserving of the highest ranking in Martindale-Hubbell in ethics and legal ability. I make this recommendation without any hesitation or doubt whatsoever. Read less

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