Michael C. Palmintier is a founding partner of deGravelles & Palmintier. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees at LSU, and has been practicing law in the Capital City since 1975. As a trial lawyer, his practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and business litigation.
He has represented thousands of families throughout the nation during more than four decades of practice. He 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 Louisiana United States district courts. An experienced litigator, he has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Louisiana, as well as all Louisiana appellate courts and the majority of district courts throughout the state.
Actively involved in the legal community, Michael is a member of both the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations. As a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ, formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), he served as past-president, a member of the Board of Governors, twice chaired the Medical Malpractice Section, and is currently on the Executive Committee. At the national level, he serves as 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.
Over his years of legal service, Michael has served as on 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. At the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, he served on the Board of Trustees and as the chair of the Chancellor's Counsel.
A frequent speaker, he has presented lectures on tort law for 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 Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, LSU Paralegal Studies Program and others.