Jason A. Bonaventure
Ogwyn Bonaventure, LLC
Areas of practice:
Business and Commercial Law, Construction Law and Employment Law.
Favorite BRBA project or event:
Bench Bar Conference.
Mentor / hero:
C. Frank Holthaus and Hon. Shelly Dick taught me tremendously about the practice of law in Baton Rouge, professionalism and giving back.
The part of my job I do best is:
Helping my clients succeed.
What most people don't know about me:
I worked as a deputy sheriff through undergrad and was once assigned to jet ski patrol on False River.
Dana Bonaventure, wife; Rock, son (12); and Addison, daughter (5).
Forming Ogwyn Bonaventure, LLC, with a wonderful partner, David Ogwyn and great team.
Lack of Communication.
Best thing about being a lawyer:
When you can reach a "win-win" for everyone.
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?
Luck Dog vendor in the Quarter.
New York City anniversary trip with my wife.
Favorite food or restaurant:
What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney?
Working as a sheriff's deputy, I had thought about becoming a prosecutor. But one day, I had to fill in for the bailiff in a civil court proceeding and watched them advocate, exposing me to all the possibilities. I knew I wanted to go to law school from thereon.
If I had more time, I would:
Spend it with my family.
Actively involved in Leadership Ascension.
Favorite law school memory:
Southeastern Louisiana University (undergrad); Southern University Law Center (J.D.).
Suggestions for young lawyers:
Get involved with the Baton Rouge Bar Association and encourage your friends to do so as well.
Volunteer for a committee. This will pay off tremendously.
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