Michael C. Palmintier is a partner in the law firm of deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé, L.L.P. in Baton Rouge. He earned Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees at Louisiana State University and has been practicing law in the Capital City since 1975. His practice is exclusively in litigation and focuses predominantly on the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and business litigation. He has represented thousands of families throughout the nation during more than three decades of practice.
Mr. Palmintier has practiced in state and federal courts throughout the nation. He is admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and all three United States District Courts in Louisiana. He has had cases before the Supreme Court of Louisiana, as well as all Louisiana Courts of Appeal, and has practiced in the majority of district courts throughout the state. Mr. Palmintier is a member of both the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.
Mr. Palmintier is a member and past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ, formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), has served on LAJ’s Board of Governors, and currently serves on that association’s Executive Committee. He has twice chaired the association’s Medical Malpractice Section. He is a member of the American Association for Justice. As a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, he has chaired its Court Liaison and Inter-professional Cooperation (doctors and lawyers) committees. Mr. Palmintier has been a member of the Governor’s Medical Malpractice Commission, the Governor’s Panel to Establish a Uniform Medical Informed Consent Form, and the Alliance for Judicial Excellence. He is a member and the past membership chairman of the Henry George McMahon Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He served on the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Board of Trustees and has been the chair of the Law School’s Chancellor’s Counsel.
Mr. Palmintier has presented lectures on Tort Law for such diverse groups as the LSU Law Center, Southern University Law School, Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, American College of Surgeons, Louisiana State Medical Society, National Business Institutes, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, LSU Paralegal Studies Program, and others.