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 Michael P Schillage (3/9/2017) 

 Michael P. Schillage

EBR Parish Attorney's Office


Areas of practice:

Civil litigation defense:  municipal law, construction litigation, 42 U.S.C. 1983 excessive force and false arrest, medical malpractice and general tort defense.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

Belly Up with the Bar.

What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney:

As a child raised around a family-owned seafood restaurant, I overheard adults talking about business issues and questions quite frequently. The conversations generally turned upon the advice of the respected family attorney. I held attorneys in great esteem based on what I saw growing up, and I knew I wanted to be a person that others could go to for assistance and guidance.


Travel, exercise and fantasy football.

If I had more time, I would:

Probably sleep more.

Where will you be found on a Saturday night:

Depending on the time of year, at a tailgate, family get-together or on a date night with my wife at one of our favorite restaurants.

Community involvement:

I assist the local chapter of NAMI with its annual Art Show, The Mind's Eye; and BRBA events, including the high school Mock Trial, Law Day and Belly Up with the Bar.

Best thing about being a lawyer:

Helping those who can't help themselves.

Bet you didn't know: 

My last name is pronounced "Sku-lodge."

Currently reading:

Looking for a new book, but recently finished Still Foolin' Em by Billy Crystal.

Mountains or Beach?


Favorite place in Baton Rouge:

At home with my wife and newborn son, Ethan James.

Favorite law school professor: 

Jeffrey J. Jackson (Mississippi College School of Law).

How do you begin your workday?

Coffee, breakfast bar and a scan of my monthly calendar. 

Person I would like to have lunch with:

Former manager of the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox.

Culinary talent:

I can wrap anything in bacon.

Latest pursuit: 

Learned how to coax an infant to sleep.

Advice for law students:

Slow down, comprehend the facts and issues, and make a decision that positively affects your student loan situation.


If you would like to contact Michael, his email address is:

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