Valerie Briggs Bargas

Valerie Briggs Bargas

Partner
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-292-6704
Fax:
225-292-6705
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Corporate Formation and Business Law
  • General Business Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D - 2001
  • Smith College
    • A.B. cum laude - 1998
    • Major: Environmental Policy/Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Practicing Law, The Early Years, LSBA, March 2008
  • Personal Injury Trials: Getting the Most out of Your Evidence, NBI, April 29, 2009
  • Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes, NBI, August 13, 2009
  • Group Leader, Summer School for Lawyers/Judges, LSBA United States Supreme Court Opinions Project, June 2009
  • Winning Your First Civil Trial, NBI, June 18, 2010
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law in Louisiana, NBI, December 21, 2011
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection, NBI, Nov. 18, 2016
  • Chair, CLE “Practicing Law: The Early Years,” March 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award
  • 2011 Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013, 2015-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys
  • Dean McMahon Inn of Court
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Council, Representative, District 2 and 5, 2003 - 2006
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Council, Secretary, 2006 - 2007
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Council, Chair-Elect, 2007 - 2008
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Council, Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Council, Past-Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • LSBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2004 - Present
  • LSBA Budget Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • LSBA Board of Governors, 2008 - 2009
  • LSBA Summer School/Annual Meeting Subcommittee, 2008 - 2009
  • Committee to study involvement of Young Lawyers, LSBA Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2008 - 2009
  • Capital Area CASA of Baton Rouge, 2007 - 2011
  • Capital Area CASA of Baton Rouge, Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee Officer, 2010 - 2016
  • Nominating Committee (LSBA), 2011 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow, 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Gala Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Gala Co-Chair, 2008 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2009 - 2010
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
  • Community Partnership Panel, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2010 - 2011