Christopher S. Suba
Clary Suba & Associates
Areas of practice:
Mr. Suba focuses primarily on Construction, Property and Commercial Litigation, Family Law, and Professional Discipline and Licensure defense. Clary Suba & Associates combines the efforts of several attorneys providing similar services, including catastrophic personal injury, criminal defense, successions, and intellectual property.
Favorite BRBA project or event:
"Who doesn't love Belly up with the Bar?!" I am looking forward to this year's Art Judicata as well.
The part of my job I do best is:
I would like to think that i manage my client's expectations best. I spend a lot of time ensuring that they have all of the information available to me, coupled with my experience or knowledge of any given subject, thereby allowing them to make a considered, reasonable decision on how they want to proceed. I refuse to tell a client what they want to hear, unless of course, it is exactly what they deserve to hear.
Attorneys that fail to communicate in an appropriate and timely manner. Professionalism is something that we should strive for. We are adversarial by trade but we are also adults with values and manners. This is all too often ignored in exchange for this unsubstantiated belief that being obtuse 100% of the time is helpful to our client or the practice.
I love pop art. There are several amazing local artists that are doing amazing things. I love Ashley Longshore. Her art makes me smile. I have an original T.J. Black that I commissioned several years ago and it reminds me of my youth every day that i see it hanging in my home.
Favorite attorney portrayed in a movie:
Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) in "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Generally likes to read:
The New Yorker or historical non-fiction. The Economist. For fiction, I prefer thrillers.
My first vacation overseas was as a teenager and my favorite teacher, Ms. Juneau, took a small group of us to France and showed us what seemed like the world. It was amazing and opened my eyes to something that, without, I might not have ever experienced. I am traveling back to France for the fourth time now later this fall and plan on replicating that first tour, taking in all those things I saw as a child, only now as a more mature, open-minded adult.
My family is important to me, with my parents shaping the person that i have become, allowing me the freedoms that lead me to become the progressive practitioner that I strive to be every day.
Look to this day for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory
and tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived
makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
-ancient Sanskrit poem-
Favorite or most interesting courses in law school:
I absolutely loved Constitutional Law with Professor Paul R. Baier. I also enjoyed several seminar courses, including International Human Rights and Legislation. I also really enjoyed Family Law with Professor Blakely and it ended up being one of my highest grades in law school.
Talents (besides law):
I sing, poorly, in the shower and i paint. I love architecture and design. I would want to be an artist or designer in my next life...
I proudly serve on the boards of various non-profit organizations in the Baton Rouge area, currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for O'Brien House; Host Committee for the annual Louisiana Art and Science Museum Gala; and long-standing board member of the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council. On October 19, 2017, I will be participating in this year's "Hunks and Heels" benefitting STAR - Sexual Trauma & Awareness Respnse.
What was your first job:
I bagged groceries at a family-owned grocery business. My uncle, along with my father and grandfather gave me the work ethic that ultimately made the man that I am today.
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