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.
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."
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.
I can wrap anything in bacon.
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.
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