Juris Doctorate, 1972, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, 1965, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana
Louisiana Bar Association, 1972
Registered Pharmacist, 1965
Associations and Memberships
American Society of Law & Medicine, American Society for Pharmacy law, Louisiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association (LPA), American Health Lawyers Association, Louisiana Hospital Attorneys Association, and Louisiana and American Societies of Consultant Pharmacists
The Sections on Civil Law, on Corporate and Business Law, on Estate and Probate Law, and on Construction and Surety Law of the Louisiana Bar Association; the American Health Lawyers Association; the Corporate, Banking and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association; the Construction Law and Health Care Law Forums of the American Bar Association; the Academy of Hospital Attorneys of the American Hospital Association; American Health Lawyers Association; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Chitimacha Tribal Court
Honors and Awards
Pharmacist of the Year, 1992, Louisiana Pharmacists Association
Volunteer of the Year, 1999, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic
Board of Directors of Hospice of Acadiana
Board of Directors of Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic
Paul J. Breaux, a native of Franklin, Louisiana, began his college career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in the pre-pharmacy curriculum, and while there he was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity. He then entered the Pharmacy degree program at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. As a member of Kappa Psi Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity, he served as the President of that chapter in his senior year of Pharmacy School.
After practicing pharmacy several years, Paul Breaux began his study of law at Louisiana State University Law School, and there he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.). He has practiced law at Lafayette, Louisiana, since becoming a lawyer.
Mr. Breaux began a solo practice of law in Lafayette, Louisiana, in August 1972, and joined the Law Offices of Raymond Allen in January of 1973 as an associate. He became a Director (Partner), and the firm became Allen, Gooch, Bourgeois, Breaux, Robison and Theunissen, in January of 1975. After practicing in that firm setting for 20 years, he entered again into a solo practice in June of 1993.
In the beginning of his legal career, Mr. Breaux’s law practice was limited to personal injury litigation. By 1976, his practice came to include banking and commercial law and eventually became concentrated in the commercial, business, corporate, succession and health care law fields. His practice includes the formation of corporations and partnerships for clients engaged in varied areas of health care, commercial and business endeavors; representation, advising and counseling of business and professional entities on a continuing and ongoing basis; preparation of wills; examination of land title abstracts and preparation of title opinions and certificates for clients purchasing property; counseling and assisting clients in the negotiation for and preparation of leases of commercial and residential properties and in the formation and creation of residential and commercial developments; counseling of clients in the preparation and obtaining of personal and business loans and the preparation of documentation required by lenders such as construction contracts, loan commitments, loan agreements, guarantees, and mortgages and mortgage notes.
In 1983, the Louisiana Bankers Association selected Mr. Breaux for charter membership on its Bank Counsel Committee, and he served on that committee from 1983 to 1991. He was one of six members of that committee’s special task force charged with the responsibility of completely revising and updating the entire Louisiana Banking Code, the work being completed in 1984 and accepted and enacted into law by the Louisiana legislature in the same year.
Mr. Breaux has worked with state agencies and legislators in connection with proposed legislation, and he has experience testifying and appearing before legislative committee hearings and the drafting of proposed new laws and governmental agency rules and regulations.
Mr. Breaux has held membership in the American Society of Law & Medicine, American Society for Pharmacy law, Louisiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association (LPA), American Health Lawyers Association, Louisiana Hospital Attorneys Association, and Louisiana and American Societies of Consultant Pharmacists. He maintained his license to practice pharmacy on an active and current status. Since 1990, Mr. Breaux has been a member of the Board of Directors of LPA as well as its Legislative Committee. He has served as Chairman of the LPA Legislative committee in 1991 and 1992, and Co-Chairman thereafter, and has served on legislative committees of a number of other organizations. In 1994, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Society of Consultant Pharmacists. In October 1992, governor Edwin Edwards appointed him as a member of Louisiana’s Universal Health Care Commission created by Act 658 of the 1992 legislature. He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal in February of 2009 to Louisiana's Advisory Commission on Hospice Care.
A volunteer in scouting for a number of years, Mr. Breaux has served as a member of the Executive Board of the Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and as chairman of that council’s Beau Basin District as well as several other District and Council committees. He has belonged to the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Health and Safety Committee, Cultural/Arts Committee, Small Business Council Committee and its Business Development Council, and the Advisory Board of TreesAcadiana.
Mr. Breaux serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Acadiana, serving as its Vice-President from 2000 to 2002 and its President in 2003; and its Foundation Board, being elected President of the Hospice Foundation Board in 1998 and 1999. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic since 1992 becoming its Vice-Chairman in 1995. Mr. Breaux has been a member of the Editorial Committee of The Promulgator, a publication of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. He serves on the Acadiana Area Medical Ethics/Optimum Care Committee, which serves as a resource for patients, their families and health care providers in nursing home or home health care settings. He is also a Trustee of Les Familles Bodin, Inc.
Mr. Breaux also held membership in: the Sections on Civil Law, on Corporate and Business Law, on Estate and Probate Law, and on Construction and Surety Law of the Louisiana Bar Association; the American Health Lawyers Association; the Corporate, Banking and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association; the Construction Law and Health Care Law Forums of the American Bar Association; the Academy of Hospital Attorneys of the American Hospital Association; American Health Lawyers Association; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Chitimacha Tribal Court.
Mr. Breaux has been chosen for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in America as well as Who’s Who In American Law, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in Finance and Business. A biography of Mr. Breaux also appears in Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and Kaleo Publications’ Who’s Who Among Top Executives.
In 1992, in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the profession of pharmacy in Louisiana, Mr. Breaux was elected as the recipient of the Louisiana Pharmacists Association’s most prestigious award, the Pharmacist of the Year. In December of 1992, and again in 1994, he was one of four attorneys recognized by the Lafayette Parish Bar Association for significant contribution of time/free legal services to the bar’s pro bono publico public service program. In 1999, Mr. Breaux was honored as the volunteer of the Year of Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.
Paul Breaux writes regularly on several law subjects. His writings on corporate, commercial and health care law issues are published regularly in the journal of LPA, and his writings on health care reform have appeared in M.D. NEWS/Louisiana. His writings have also been accepted for publication by the Louisiana Hospital Association and by the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society.