Our Firm


Since 1987, the Baton Rouge-based law firm of deGravelles & Palmintier has represented severely injured people, their families, and businesses in all types of lawsuits including auto accidents, maritime, products liability, toxic torts, business litigation, complex litigation, medical malpractice, and general tort litigation.

Over the years, deGravelles & Palmintier has created a stellar reputation based on outstanding litigation results. Building on this legal legacy are partners J. Neale deGravelles and Joshua Palmintier who, along with founding member, Michael C. Palmintier, offer full-scale preparation, state-of-the-art legal research, and zealous representation of clients.

Family Philosophy

As sons of founding partners, Neale and Josh were reared in a tradition of true client advocacy, always putting those we serve first. These satisfied clients generate a steady stream of new referrals, adding to the firm’s continued success. In many cases, deGravelles & Palmintier is honored to represent several generations of families, who continue to place their trust in the firm when legal representation is needed.

deGravelles & Palmintier’s depth of personal injury knowledge has earned our team the respect of colleagues, opponents, and judges. That mutual respect has forged many long-lasting relationships with referring attorneys who routinely rely on deGravelles & Palmintier to handle their complex injury cases, with referring attorneys sharing in the firm’s success.

At deGravelles & Palmintier, we pay attention to specific client needs and focus on each case, no matter how large or small. This practice is simply an extension of the firm’s philosophy: families will return if you treat them like family.


Although clients come first, deGravelles & Palmintier also prides itself on community involvement and giving back through teaching law to students, speaking to fellow lawyers, and maintaining positions of leadership in local associations and professional organizations.