Gene W. Lafitte Honored as LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year


Mr. Gene W. Lafitte was presented with the LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans on October 7th.  Mr. Lafitte’s family, friends and colleagues came together to honor him during the reception and dinner that followed.

Mr. Lafitte is a 1952 graduate of the Law Center.  He served as Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated as a member of Order of the Coif.  Mr. Lafitte joined the firm of Liskow & Lewis in 1956, where he founded the litigation department, and served for almost 10 years as the firm’s president and managing partner before being named chairman. He is a former member of the LSU Law Center’s Alumni Board of Trustees. 

Mr. S. Gene Fendler (’73) and Mr. John M. Wilson (’67) of Liskow & Lewis were guest speakers during the event. 

The award was presented to Gene Lafitte in recognition of his personal and professional achievements, loyalty to his alma mater, and fidelity to the highest ethical standards of the LSU Law Center. 

Lafitte was also recognized on the football field during the LSU vs Ole Miss game on Saturday, November 20th.  


View the Distinguished Alumnus gallery.