John M. Jefcoat is a life long resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. John was born in Lafayette in 1964 and grew up in the Lafayette area. As a result, this is where he chose to make his home. John is a 1982 graduate of Acadiana High School. Upon graduation, he first attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He then earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1986 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana. After graduation, John went into private business until 1992, at which time he entered law school at Southern University. John then graduated from Southern University Law School in 1995, magna cum laude.
In 1996, John became a founding partner of the personal injury law firm Galloway Jefcoat. Galloway Jefcoat strives to meet the needs of injured persons throughout the State of Louisiana, serving individuals and families in Lafayette, Calcasieu Parish, Sulphur and Lake Charles, in addition to representing nationwide claims. Using the experience he has gained as a Lafayette personal injury attorney, John also represented clients from Alaska to Bull Island in the British Virgin Islands.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, 18 wheeler accidents Maritime Law Claims under the Longshore Act
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Louisiana, 1996 U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1996 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012 United States Court of Federal Claims, 2014
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana J.D. magna cum laude - 1995 Law Review: Associate Editor, Southern University Law Review, 1993 - 1995 University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana B.S. - 1986 Major: Business Administration
Registered Limited Liability Companies in Louisiana, Southern University Law Review, Spring, 1994
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice, Member, 1994 - Present American Bar Association, Member, 1995 - Present Lafayette Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present Louisiana Association of Justice, 2004 - Present The National Trial Lawyers 2018-Present