Lawrence G. Gettys

Of Counsel

Lawrence Gettys is an accomplished trial lawyer who serves as of counsel at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. Lawrence’s practice focuses on asbestos exposure cases, as well as premises liability, product liability, and toxic tort matters. He has represented thousands of clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across the state of Louisiana for over 20 years. Lawrence has presented arguments on behalf of clients in hundreds of hearings. He has also tried numerous cases resulting in significant victories for his clients.

Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Mississippi. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Lawrence served on the Moot Court Board where he was awarded the Best Brief and his group won Best Team. Active in the legal community, Lawrence is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Lawrence has been admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Louisiana and the State Bar of Texas.

Lawrence Gettys, Waters Kraus & Paul Of Counsel Attorney

Lawrence G. Gettys

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Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., with honors, 1990

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Team, Best Brief, Moot Court Board, Southern University Law Center, 1992

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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