Michael  R. Brassett II

 Dennis, Bates & Bullen


Areas of practice:

Mineral and civil law practice. I focus primarily on transactional matters with some litigation.

Favorite artist:

My wife, Lindsay Hodges Brassett, paints and writes short fiction.

Memorable vacation:

A week going down the Arizona River in the Grand Canyon, unbelievably beautiful.

The biggest challenge facing attorneys today:

Providing efficient and effective answers to clients' needs in this competitive and evolving economic climate. 


At home is my wife, Lindsay Hodges Brassett, and our dog, "the Beast," a Golden Retriever.

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?

I think Les Miles has a pretty sweet gig; it would be fun to coach a big game in the SEC.

Culinary talent:

I'm pretty proud of my pecan smoked pork shoulders, which I then transform into boudin and pulled pork egg-rolls; we call them Chinese Bandit at our tailgate, which is accompanied by my "58" sauce. Some of you may have tried them at Belly Up with the Bar last year.

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in?

Knowing what I know now, probably a geologist or a geo-physicist.

Favorite restaurant:

Anything in the Donald Link Restaurant group, but locally, Digiulio Brothers is hard to beat.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

The BRBA Law Expo / Fall Expo & Conference (In full disclosure, I'm a committee member). It really is a great event where you can interact with businesses that can really help you with your practice. Of course, the legislative update from H. Alston Johnson III. I am also looking to improve on my Silver Whisk Award at Belly Up with the Bar this year.

Favorite law school professor:

Randy Trahan at LSU.

Preferred sporting activity/event:

LSU Football games and tailgating; can't find a better way to spend a Saturday. I also enjoy fishing and duck hunting.


If you would like to contact Michael, his email address is:  mbrassett@dbblaw.net

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