Braud, S. Jacob

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Address: 8114 Highway 23 Ste. 101, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Lawyer Firm: Ballay, Braud & Colon, PLC
Phone: 504-266-0368
Fax: 504-394-9945

Areas of PracticeCivil Litigation, Admiralty & Maritime, General Tort, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Real Estate Closings and Title Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Wrongful Death

S. Jacob Braud began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Robert A. Pitre, Jr. of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson in 2002, assisting with all aspects of both the civil and criminal dockets.

After completion of the judicial clerkship in 2003, he began a practice focusing on litigation and the defense of general torts, premises liability, medical and legal malpractice, and worker’s compensation claims. Throughout this period, he represented several public entities including local governments, school boards, sheriffs’ departments, their insurers, and excess insurers throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Also, Jacob obtained significant experience representing large private corporations such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Tenet Healthcare.

As an Appellate Litigator, Jacob has briefed or argued in each Louisiana Appellate Court and briefed several matters to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

In January 2009, Jacob came to Ballay, Braud & Colon commemorating the second generation to practice at firm. In January 2013, he was elevated to the status of partner. Six years of litigation experience from a defense perspective has given Jacob a unique and invaluable skill to assess and assert the interests of injured clients. In addition to representing those injured through no fault of their own, Jacob began representing individuals and small businesses on a variety of matters such as contracts, liens, and acquisitions using his background in representing large corporations and governments to counsel clients through current and potential issues.

Additionally, Jacob expanded his legal practice by assisting the firm in its well-established real estate closing practice. Since 2009, he has produced title work and performed numerous real estate closings. In 2012, he obtained his license as a title insurance producer providing these services to numerous individuals, businesses, and financial institutions such as Hancock Bank, Iberia Bank, Mississippi River Bank, and Whitney National Bank.

On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurred greatly affecting many aspects of the community which Ballay, Braud & Colon has served for more than 30 years. Jacob serves as the firm’s lead liaison for the Court’s Settlement Program. Ballay, Braud & Colon has successfully represented a number of seafood industry claimants, businesses, individuals, and wetland landowners resulting in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars.

Out of the office, Jacob is married to Erin O’Brien Braud and is the proud father of two daughters.

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