LSBA Board of Governors

First Board District
Mr. Lawrence Joseph Centola

338 Lafayette St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-9065
Fax: (504) 581-7635

Lawrence J. (Larry) Centola III is a principal member of the New Orleans firm of Martzell, Bickford & Centola. He received a BA degree in political science in 1998 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2001 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2001.

Larry serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Client Assistance Fund Committee and the Nominating Committee. He served as LSBA Young Lawyers Division chair in 2012-13. He received the LSBA Young Lawyers Division’s Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair’s Award in 2007.

He serves on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter and on the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice. He serves as the torts bar examiner for the Louisiana Bar exam.

In a ceremony at the United States Supreme Court, he was presented with the 2008 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service from the American Inns of Court. The national award is presented to an attorney who has been practicing for fewer than 10 years.

He and his wife Amy have been married for 14 years and are the parents of three girls.

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600