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 Jason A Bonaventure (1/26/2015) 

 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).

Latest pursuit:

Forming Ogwyn Bonaventure, LLC, with a wonderful partner, David Ogwyn and great team.

Pet peeve:

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.

Best vacation:

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.

Community involvement:

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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