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Grant J. Guillot

Associate
Litigation

Grant J. Guillot joined our Baton Rouge office in 2017 as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Practicing law since 2009, Grant has a broad litigation background and has maintained a practice in various areas including appellate litigation, business and contractual disputes, campaign finance, constitutional law, election law, governmental ethics, insurance, labor and employment, and real estate.

Grant’s representative experience includes:

  • Representation of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, including oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and successful reversal of an injunctive order requiring the Department to maintain the heat index in the Death Row prison cells at Louisiana State Penitentiary at or below 88° Fahrenheit.
  • Advising business entities regarding compliance with federal and state laws, contracts, corporate bylaws, employment issues, partnership agreements, and issues pertaining to breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, and litigating disputes that pertain to these matters.
  • Successful defense, from the matter’s inception to its final disposition by the Louisiana Supreme Court, of multiple State entities and officials in a lawsuit brought by a former state official alleging claims of defamation and malicious prosecution.
  • Representation of a Baton Rouge property owner, including oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Court, in litigation filed against the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge challenging the constitutionality of the definition of “family” contained within the A1 residential zoning provisions of the City/Parish’s Unified Development Code.
  • Advising government entities, officials, and candidates for political office regarding constitutional issues, elections laws, employment issues, and compliance with governmental ethics and campaign finance laws, and litigating disputes that pertain to these matters.
  • Successful defense, from the matter’s inception to its final disposition by the Louisiana Supreme Court, of individuals and organizations accused of violating the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act after contributing funds to a state-wide election campaign.

His representative cases include:

  • Ball v. LeBlanc, 792 F. 3d 584 (5th Cir. 2015).
  • City of Baton Rouge/Par. of E. Baton Rouge v. Myers, 2013-2011 (La. 5/7/14), 145 So.3d 320, reh'g denied (July 1, 2014).
  • Doe v. Louisiana Bd. of Ethics, 2012-1169 (La. App. 4 Cir. 3/13/13), 112 So.3d 339, writ denied, 2013-0782 (La. 8/30/13), 120 So.3d 265.
  • Peralta v. Caldwell, No. CV 15-1385, 2015 WL 7451206 (E.D. La. Nov. 23, 2015).
  • Rombach v. State ex rel. Div. of Admin., 2015-0619 (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/23/15), writ not considered sub nom. Rombach v. State ex rel. Div. of Admin., Office of Risk Mgmt., 2016-00214 (La. 4/4/16), 190 So.3d 1200.
  • Roper v. The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge and Casey Cashio, No. 634,960, 2016 WL 4040011 (19th Jud. Dist., East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Feb. 4, 2016).
  • Washington v. Louisiana, 628 F. App’x 914 (5th Cir. 2015).

Upon graduating from law school, Grant served a one-year term as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Catherine D. "Kitty" Kimball of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association Class, and went on to serve as co-chair of the 2013-2014 class. He also served as a member of the 2014 Young Lawyers Section Council of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

In the community, Grant is an Assistant Editor and contributing writer for Around the Bar, the magazine of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He has also contributed articles to the Louisiana Bar Journal, a publication of the Louisiana State Bar Association. In connection with his publications, Grant has presented seminars on various legal issues including the legal implications of the utilization of social media and other forms of electronic communications, employment discrimination issues and other labor and employment matters, open meetings and public records laws, professionalism in the practice of law, and law practice management.

Grant earned his J.D. and Graduate Diploma of Civil Law magna cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was selected to join the Louisiana Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communications with a Minor in Business Administration summa cum laude from Louisiana State University, graduating first in his college class and participating in the Honors College program.

A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Grant is a parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and a graduate of St. Aloysius Catholic School and Catholic High School. An avid guitar, piano, and bass player, Grant is a singer-songwriter who enjoys writing and recording original music. Grant and his wife, who is also a musician, are both members of the contemporary band that performs during the weekly Sunday evening mass at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. In their spare time, they enjoy playing music with their two daughters and son.