Scott Courrege

Due Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C.


BRBA: Tell us about your education. 

I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and my J.D. from Southern University Law Center in 2017. 


BRBA: Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Bay St. Louis, MS.;, however,; I have lived in San Diego, California, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


BRBA: Where and what type of law do you practice?

I am an Associate at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews, LC, and practice personal injury.


BRBA: Why did you want to become an attorney?

Being an attorney was always a dream of mine, but was put on the back burner of life.  I went into the workforce while attending undergrad and never had an opportunity to go back to school.  However, thanks to SULC, I was afforded the good fortune to acquire my J.D. through their Evening Division Program, while continuing to work full-time.


BRBA: If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession? 

Before becoming an attorney I worked in law enforcement.  I spent nearly 18 years with various agencies, both on the local and federal levels.  My last 10 years were served here in Baton Rouge.  I was blessed with an incredible career that I would have continued but for following my second life dream.


BRBA: What is one thing you wish you would have known before you went to law school?         

I wish I would have known how long three and a half years really are when you work, have children, and go to school at night!  Meaning, it’s a marathon and an immeasurable sacrifice, but if you are committed and stay the course, it is beyond rewarding.


BRBA: Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?

I am on the Belly Up with the Bar committee.


BRBA: What motivated you to become involved with the BRBA?

BRBA’s activities are directed at making a difference and impact in our local community.  Being directly involved creates an opportunity to give back, while side-by-side with great friends and lawyers all working toward a common goal.


BRBA: What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?

Belly Up! Note the new date of September 27, 2019 (*shameless plug).


BRBA: Are you involved with any other organizations or causes? 

I still continue to work with law enforcement, primarily in training and education. Blending my past experience with my current profession gives me a unique perspective on modern policing issues that officers are currently facing. It is my hope that I can be a positive influence on those within the profession, and lead to needed changes in order to keep up with our ever-evolving societal needs and expectations.


BRBA: What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Treat everyone with respect.  Respect knows no boundaries or limitations – it is universal. Life has taught me that most encounters and outcomes are directly influenced by the attitudes of those participating.  Even in a loss, knowing you were honorable in your dealings is in fact success.


BRBA: What are your leisure activities?

I love going out for a long run, fishing specs, hanging out with my girls, and taking my classic Mustang for a drive along the coast.


BRBA: What is the last book that you read?

David Ball on Damages.


BRBA: Tell us something interesting about yourself.

Mid-career I took a year off from police work and directed security operations for             a private diamond dealer.  I was able to travel a great deal throughout Africa and        spent a sweltering summer in the jungles of Sierra Leone, living only on Coca       Cola and fresh oranges because I was sick for months!

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