James A. Bolen, Jr.

James A. (Jay) Bolen, Jr. graduated with a B.A. from Louisiana State University with majors in political science and history. He received his Law Degree from L.S.U. Law School. He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Alexandria Bar Associa­tions and previous member of the House of Delegates Louisiana Bar Association. He was voted into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) on May 10, 2006. He was presented the “Defense Star” award in 2004 by OMSNIC (med-mal insurer of Oral Surgeons). He was a previous member of Trial Ethics Subcommittee and Jury Trials Subcommittee of the American Bar Association from 1990-91 and a previous member of the LSBA Lawyer Specialization Committee from 1991-92 and 1992-93. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute (DRI), International Association of Defense Counsel and Fellow of Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a former member of Crossroads-American Inns of Court and a charter member of The Committee of One Hundred, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society. He received the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, was a lecturer at CLE seminars at Tulane Law School and LSU Law School in 1980, at LSU Law School in 1986 and 1988 on behalf of the State Bar Association, at the LADC seminar in February 1989, at CLE sponsored seminar by Tulane Law School in New Orleans, LA, in November 1991. He was also a guest speaker at the National Managers Association of Dresser Industries on Products Liability in October 1991, lecturer at Allstate Insurance Company Seminar in Shreve­port, LA in September 1991, speaker at a seminar given at Alexandria, LA, by Allstate Insurance Company in February 9, 1994 and a speaker at Trinity Universal Insurance Company seminar in 1999. He was also the President Attakapas Council, Boy Scouts of America in 1990, 1991, and 1992. He was the President of the Alexandria Museum of Art from 1993-94 and President of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club from 1995-96. He was elected member at large to two terms on the Alexandria City Council in Alexandria, LA from 1977-1984 and appointed 1988. He was the President of the City Council from 1982-83. He was awarded the adult “Distinguished Eagle Scout Award” from the Boy Scouts of America in 1992. He was the President Board of Trustees for Emmanuel Baptist Church and Chairman of Citizens for Quality Life of Cenla from 1994-98. He was a member of the Alexandria Civil Service Commission from 1994-1997 and a Guest Teacher at NITA seminars at LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 1993. In March, 1999 he served on the teaching panel for Louisiana State Bar Association seminar titled, “Deposition School.” His practice include the defense of Medical Care Providers in Medical Malpractice claims and cases, defense of manufacturers of products and defense of premises owners in slip/trip and fall cases. He has been the speaker at dental and oral surgeon seminars regarding avoiding dental malpractice. He has tried numerous jury trials in numerous Courts across the State of Louisiana. He is the Author of “History of Public Education in Rapides Parish,” “History of Boy Scouting in Central Louisiana,” “History of Bolton High School” in Alexandria, Louisiana. Currently (2016) serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and pro bono attorney at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He is a member of the Board and pro bono attorney for the Louisiana Purchase Council and Boy Scouts of America. In 2008, he was presented with the “Causidicus Award” by the Alexandria Bar Association. He is married, the father of three and grandfather of three.