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About Mr. Patrick J. Berrigan

Experience
Patrick J. Berrigan, A Professional Law Corporation, 2011, September 1

City Attorney, City of Slidell, 2010-September 2011

City Prosecutor, City of Slidell, Assistant District Attorney, 2006-2011

Member, Berrigan & English, LLC, 2001-2011

Law Offices of Patrick J. Berrigan, LLC, 2001-2011

Law Offices of Patrick J. Berrigan, 1994-2000

Resident Managing Partner, Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, Slidell Office, 1981-April, 1994

Private practice of law in Slidell, 1969-1981

Legal Career

My Wife and I moved to Slidell while I was still in law school. After graduation and passing the bar. I began practicing in Slidell from 1969 until date. In 1971, I opened up my own practice. The timing was right, and I had a very successful practice. In 1972, I became the City Attorney of Slidell. As the city grew by leaps and bounds, so did my practice. I was on the defense team in the Pan Am crash matters representing Pan Am and its insurers. Additionally, I have been a prosecutor since 1970. I have served as a Special Prosecutor for the District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District. I have prosecuted serious felonies on a regular and continuing basis. I am a lecturer to the Slidell, Mandeville and Covington Police departments on various topics. I served as the City Prosecutor of Slidell and am Assistant District Attorney assigned to Slidell City Court. Additionally, I have served as City Attorney from July 2010 to September 2011.

Military

R.O.T.C. Commissioned 2 Lt. 1964, Armor. Attended Armor Officer Basic Course 1964. Stationed with 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron of the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment Platoon Leader, Executive Officer Troop G, Qualified as “Expert” in Tank Crew Qualification Course, Main Tank Gun, M60A1 Tank. Left the Reserves as a Major. Germany, February 1964 to February 1966.

Recent Civic Involvement

Chairman, Leadership Slidell 1990 – 1991, First organizing chairman of Leadership Slidell

Member of the Year, Slidell Chamber of Commerce

Selected by the Greater Slidell Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, to head this nine month course to instill leadership qualities in selected area participants.

Board Member, Florida Parishes Human Services Authority, 2000-2007

Mayor of Slidell’s Economic Development Committee

Personnel Board, Parish of St. Tammany

Family Of The Year, 1991, The State of Louisiana awards a family with a handicapped child this award.

Personal

In 1967, I married Barbara Ann Sedlacek. We met as students at Loyola. We have five children, Jenifer, Patrick, Jr., Mary Elizabeth, Erin, and Kim Theresa (adopted). We have been blessed with 12 grandchildren and counting.

Education

Member, Board of Editors, Loyola Law Review 1968 Top ten percent of graduating class – 3.13 GPA, Loyola University Law School

Student Council; President, Beggars Social Fraternity R.O.T.C., Pershing Rifles, Loyola University, New Orleans

Jesuit High School – Graduated 1959 – Football Letterman; V.P. of Class, Student Council

Hobbies and Activities

Fishing, Backpacking, Hunting, Travel to Ireland

 Church Involvement

Worldwide Marriage Encounter, International Board of Directors, 1974-1992

Parish Representative to Archdiocese, 2010

Board Member, Archdiocesan School Board, 2006-2010

Order of St. Louis Award, 1996

Extraordinary Lay Minister, Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1985-date

Associated Catholic Charities, Committee on the Annual Appeal, 1981-1995

President, Board of Directors, Pope John Paul II High School, 1989

Lay Teacher, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine extraordinary sacramental preparation, 1970-1993

Facilator, Lord Teach Me To Pray, 2014-date

Representative Clients and Civic Involvement

City Attorney, City of Slidell, 1974-1977, 1982-1986, 2012-2015

City Prosecutor, City of Slidell, 1974-1978, 2007-2012.

Assistant District Attorney and Legal Counsel to St. Tammany Parish School Board and St. Tammany Parish Police Jury, 1974-1979

Legal Counsel St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District # 12; Personal & professional liability of District and its employees, 1992-date

Legal Counsel Slidell Municipal Civil Service Board, 1994-date

Legal Advisor to the Committee to Form Home Rule Charter for the City of Slidell, 1977 – 1978

Travelers of Newark – CGL, 1994-date

CIGNA, 1994-date

INAPRO – Medical Malpractice, 1994-date

Hartford Ins. Co. – Liability, 1994-date

Hermitage Ins. Co. – Police Misconduct, 1994-date

State of Louisiana – ORM – Medical Malpractice, 1994-date

State of Louisiana – Asst. Attorney General, 1994-date

Legal Counsel, Sunrise Construction and Development Co., 1994-date

Approved Legal Counsel for Whitney National Bank, 2002-date

City Prosecutor, City of Slidell, 2007-2010

City Attorney, City of Slidell, 2010-2011

Attorney for Fire Protection District #12 (Covington), 2011-date

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 1969, Louisiana 1972, Florida

Law School Attended

  • Loyola University Law School Class of 1969 J.D.

University Attended

  • Loyola University Class of 1964 B.S. History

Birth Information

  • Born in 1941 New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 1941

Military

  • With U.S.A., 1964-1966; Capt., USAR, 1972

Associations & Memberships

  • Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Louisiana Bar Trust
  • Louisiana Associations of Defense Counsel.

Representative Transactions

  • Sale of Eden Isles by Security Pacific National Bank to Landmark Land Company, Inc.; Served as lead counsel in defense of ground cases of Pan American World Airways involved in crash in 1989, Schultz v. Pan AM, et al.

Areas Of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property Development
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Religious Institutions Liability
  • Decedents Estates
  • Successions
  • Wills