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attorney Lawrence R. Anderson Jr.

Lawrence R. Anderson, Jr.





I am a life-long Louisiana native admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. For over 40 years I have handled trials and appeals on many different legal issues. Although my representation has involved many other matters, I have concentrated my current practice in the areas of bankruptcy cases (consumer and business, debtor and creditor); business law and litigation (forming, reorganizing, selling, and purchasing small businesses and handling business disputes); storm/hale damage insurance claims and litigation; successions, wills, and estate law; collections, foreclosures, and real estate litigation; and construction claims, arbitration, and litigation.

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy


  • 50%

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D., Louisiana Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. Business Administration

Professional Participation and Honors

  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project - Century Club Award
  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project - Double Century Club Award

Seminars and Publications

  • Collection Law from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Inc. (“NBI”) (2010)
  • Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop, NBI (2008), (2009)
  • Bankruptcy Law and Procedure From Start to Finish, NBI (2007)
  • Landlord/Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services (“SES”) (2006)
  • Collection Techniques and Law in Louisiana, Lorman Education Services (“LES”) (2004), (2005)
  • Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 in Louisiana, LES (2005)
  • Creditor’s Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy, SES (2002)
  • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 2000 to 2000
  • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law Procedure in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1999 to 1999
  • Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1998 to 1998
  • Foreclosure and Repossession: How to Do it Right, National Business Institute, 1987 to 1987
  • Creditors Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy, National Business Institute, 1987 to 1987
  • Enforcing Collection of Judgments in Louisiana, Lorman Education Services, 1996 to 1996
  • How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1996 to 1996
  • Commercial Lending in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1995 to 1995
  • Advanced Collections and the Bankruptcy process in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1994 to 1994
  • Collecting Judgments in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 1992 to 1993
  • Creditors' Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy, National Business Institute, 1987
  • Foreclosure and Repossession: How to Do it Right, National Business Institute, 1987

Published Works

  • Highlights of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code (Co-Author), 27 Louisiana Bar Journal 151, 1979
  • The Construction Industry Looks at the New Bankruptcy Code, 1 The Construction Lawyer, No. 3, Forum Committee, ABA (Co-Author), 1981

Representative Clients

  • J & J Electrical and Instrumentation Service, Inc.
  • Zodiac Development d/b/a Essen Centre
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Prestridge Cars, Inc.
  • Advanta Leasing Corporation
  • Industrial Coatings Contractors of Greater New Orleans, Incorporated
  • Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Surface Preparation and Coating Enterprises, Incorporated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • The Federalist Society

Representative Cases

  • Melancon v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 20-0196 (La.App. 1 Cir. 12/30/20), 318 So.3d 171, 2020 WL 7769734, (appeal decision affirming dismissal of suit seeking to nullify a default judgment for a title insurer based upon subrogation for the amount it paid its insured to settle a title claim for a mortgage recorded prior to the insured’s mortgage)
  • General Financial Services, Inc. v. Thompson, 987 S. Supp. 505 (M.D. La. 1997), affirmed (without opinion) 149 F.3d 1178 (1998), (appeal decision affirming judgment on note and mortgage purchased from the FDIC by a finance company for a note that was lost)
  • Matter of Walker, 51 F.3d 562 (5th Cir. 1995), (obtained reversal of bankruptcy court judgment against mobile home dealer sued as a third-party defendant by a secured creditor sued by bankruptcy debtor for repossession of mobile home without obtaining order lifting automatic stay, establishing two important precedents of lack of bankruptcy jurisdiction and no bankruptcy cause of action for a third-party complaint for violation of stay)
  • In re MMR Holding Corporation (and related companies), Case Nos. 90-00395 – 90-00403 (consolidated) (Bankr. M.D. La. (1990), (Chapter 11 cases for related commercial construction companies based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who did business nationwide and whose stock was publicly traded, which was one of the largest Chapter 11 cases filed in Louisiana at the time and in which I represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee and obtained for the unsecured creditors enhancement of the estate and increase in the ultimate distribution to them in the plan which was confirmed)
  • Matter of Sam, 894 F.2d 778 (5th Cir. 1990), (appeal decision affirming judgment of bankruptcy court dismissing a complaint objecting to the bankruptcy discharge of a damage suit against a Louisiana State trooper for violation of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights by alleged arrest and beating by the state trooper for failure to timely file the complaint objecting to the discharge)
  • In re Energy Contractors, Inc., 791 F.2d 1222 (5th Cir. 1988), (appeal decision reversing bankruptcy court order invalidating secured creditor’s assignment of accounts receivable by bankruptcy debtor)
  • Holland American Insurance Co. v. Succession of Roy, 777 F.2d 992 (5th Cir. 1985) , (appeal decision reversing district court preliminary injunction enjoining suit on an insurance policy by succession of bankruptcy debtor who died in fire of his business premises)
  • The Wickes Corp. and related cases (Bankr. C.D. Cal.), (in the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case at the time under the Bankruptcy Code enacted in 1978, I represented the former owners of Howard Brothers Discount Stores, Inc., based in Monroe, Louisiana, with stores in the southern United States, regarding their claims for the credit sale of their stock in Howard Brothers to Wickes and for the leases of real estate by one of their companies, Mid-South Holding Company, Inc., to Howard Brothers and negotiated a substantially beneficial settlement of their claims)
  • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. v. General Truck Drivers, Warehousemen and Helpers Local Union No. 5, 403 So.2d 632 (La. 1981), (successful appeal for a local union reversing a district court preliminary injunction and overturning two Louisiana Supreme Court decisions in the mid-1950s as unconstitutional under Louisiana’s “Little Norris-LaGuardia Act” prohibiting injunctions in labor disputes)

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Phi Kappa Phi
attorney Lawrence R. Anderson Jr.

Lawrence R. Anderson, Jr.