Jere Jay Bice

JERE JAY BICE graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980. He attended the Loyola University School of Law, from which he graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1988. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1988.

Mr. Bice has been in private practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana since 1990, having initially started in Lafayette in 1988. He is a partner in the firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC. His practice area focuses on serious personal injury and maritime law. He has litigated a variety of personal injury cases including those involving medical malpractice, automotive and medical product liability, industrial/workplace safety, automotive/trucking and premises liability. In his maritime practice, he has handled numerous cases involving the Jones Act, OCSLA, LHWCA, DOHSA, and general maritime law.

Mr. Bice is admitted to practice in all Federal Courts in Louisiana, and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association. He was named a Super Lawyer by his peers in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was also named to the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is also a certified mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury, Plaintiff
  • Jones Act, Admiralty, LHWCA
  • Auto/Trucking Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Hazardous Waste

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator, American Arbitration Association, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1988
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1980

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America Preeminent Lawyers, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Southwest Lousiana Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Lousiana Association for Justice, Member, 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1995 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Raleigh Newman APLC, 1995 - 2001
  • Woodley, Williams, Fenet, Partner, 1990 - 1995

Contact Jere Jay Bice

Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC
721 Kirby Street
PO Box 2125
Lake Charles, Louisiana  70602
Phone: 337-310-1600
Toll Free: 877-300-8680
Fax: 337-310-1601


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Louisiana

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