Charest ("Chip") Thibaut, III
was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 11, 1949.
Charest ("Chip") Thibaut, III was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 11, 1949. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife, Cynthia Wale Thibaut, a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana. He is the father of three daughters, Chanelle Thibaut Delahoussaye, Samantha Marie Thibaut, and Aubrey Kenton Thibaut.
II. Educational Background
hip attended Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he lettered in basketball and track, was selected to write the school newspaper, and was elected president of the student body. He graduated in 1967 and enrolled in the Arts and Science honors course at Louisiana State University. He subsequently enrolled in LSU Law School and graduated in 1972 at the age of 22, having obtained his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctorate law degree all within five years, making him one of the youngest graduates of the LSU Law School.
III. Professional Background
Chip has worked as a sporting goods salesman, farm hand, horse trainer, insurance adjuster, business law/economics high school teacher, and high school basketball coach. He also was honorably discharged from the United States Army as a Captain in the Transportation Corps where he served as a marine terminal officer. Upon graduating from LSU Law School in 1972, he stepped into a very busy general practice and within two years was selected as assistant general counsel for one of the largest insurance companies at the time in North America. After litigating for several years on the defense side of the bar, he began concentrating on representing injury victims and has limited his practice in the past approximately 20 years to prosecuting these claims. In addition to being certified as a mediator under both Texas and Louisiana law, Chip has also obtained "triple board certification" in litigation-related areas—a status obtained by only a very, very small percentage of attorneys in the United States.
Martindale-Hubbell: Chip has obtained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The highest possible under the Martindale-Hubbell system of rating and evaluating attorneys throughout the country.
National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA): Chip has been board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in "Civil Trial Advocacy."
National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy: Chip has been board certified by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy in "Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy."
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys: Chip has been board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice Law.
V. Mediation Certifications
Louisiana Mediation Act Section 9:4106: Chip has completed mediation training and been certified in accord with the Louisiana Mediation Act.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 154.054: Chip has completed both basic and advanced mediation courses at the University of Texas Law School and been certified in accord with the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 154.054.
VI. Professional Organizations
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- American Inns of Court
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Louisiana Trial Lawyer's Association
- Louisiana Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- National Panel of Consumer Arbitratrators
- American College of Board Certified Attorneys
VII. Listed In
- Louisiana Superlawyers
- Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare
- Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys
- Top Attorneys in Louisiana
- Outstanding Lawyers in American
- Louisiana Mediator Registry.