Michelle DeLoach Brooks

Associate

contact information

phone: 985-446-8451
direct: 985-446-8451
fax: 985-447-3004

211 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, La 70301-3199

mbrooks@phjlaw.com

biography

Michelle DeLoach Brooks has practiced in the Thibodaux office since August of 2014. She is from Lafayette and moved to Thibodaux in 2007, after marrying her husband and fellow Thibodaux attorney, Beau Brooks. She and her husband have two young daughters.

While practicing in Lafayette, she was a member of the elite Acadian Inns of Court in 2006-2007. She has ten years of trial experience in most jurisdictions across the state of Louisiana. She has represented several large insurance companies in her career. She has a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis in insurance defense, coverage disputes, first party extra contractual claims, premises liability and bad faith. Ms. Brooks has successfully represented clients in matters that have proceeded to trial in Louisiana state, appellate and federal courts. She also has been able to secure the successful resolution of matters prior to trial in mediation. She has attended two rigorous trial advocacy courses hosted by the National Institute of Trial Attorneys at Loyola University in New Orleans and at Allstate Insurance Company’s headquarters in Chicago.

Ms. Brooks is very involved in her community. She has been a member of Thibodaux Service League for many years, serving as the Committee Chair for the By-Laws and Standing Rules committee. She is a Charter member of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum and Head Coach for her eldest daughter’s U5 soccer team affiliated with Thibodaux Soccer Association. She is also a member of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux, where her eldest daughter attends school.

education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Bachelor in Finance
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Juris Doctorate and Bachelor in Civil Law

professional associations

Lafourche Parish Bar Association
Terrebonne Parish Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association

areas of practice