Pat Briney is the senior partner with the firm, Briney Foret Corry, located in Lafayette, LA. He has been a practicing lawyer for over 45 years and has handled a variety of civil and criminal matters in his career. Further, he has participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations since 1976. Mr. Briney is frequently invited to appear and speak at seminars for members of the bar and insurance industry.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1969, Mr. Briney joined the U.S. Army and served until 1972. In 1976, he earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University. While attending law school, he was the chairman of the Moot Court Board. He began his legal career as an assistant attorney general for the State of Louisiana and subsequently worked as an assistant district attorney for the Parish of East Baton Rouge.
Mr. Briney is one of the incorporators of the Lafayette Public Education Fund and has been a member of several advisory committees for the Lafayette Parish School Board. He was vice president and a member of the board of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. Mr. Briney is frequently invited to appear and speak at seminars for members of the bar and insurance industry. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics.
Mr. Briney is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and Defense Research Institute. He is a admitted to the U.S. District Court: Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court.
During his career, Mr. Briney has represented clients such as Dana Corporation, Gallagher Bassett Insurance Services, The Hartford, Ohio Casualty Group, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Zurich American Insurance Group, Dorel Juvenile Groups, Nationwide Insurance, and Enduro Composite Inc.