Areas of Practice
  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1978
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1977
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. in Accounting, 1972
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1977
James Percy
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2130 tel
225.248.3130 fax

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Jimmie Percy is a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group and currently serves on the firm's board of directors. His practice primarily includes complex litigation involving business and commercial transactions, environmental and toxic torts, catastrophic injuries, police liability, municipal liability, state and local tax issues, as well as all aspects of insurance coverage disputes. He has tried and argued numerous cases to juries, through verdict and appeal.

Mr. Percy has extensive pipeline experience, including with respect to the expropriation of  right of way for natural gas, crude oil, and liquids pipelines, as well as in the defense of pipeline regulatory and environmental permits.  

Mr. Percy also handles a broad spectrum of state and local administrative matters before various boards, commissions, and administrative agencies such as the Louisiana Departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and Revenue and Taxation, as well as the Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner and the Public Service Commission.

Mr. Percy often provides technical testimony before the state legislature and various local legislative bodies such as municipal councils and parish police juries on behalf of his clients. He has also represented major solid and hazardous waste collection and disposal companies in Louisiana, and has handled the regulatory aspects of the Louisiana operations including permitting and enforcement actions, as well as litigation involving such activities in Louisiana.

Mr. Percy has served as Deputy Director of the Louisiana Municipal Association, as Special Assistant Parish Attorney for the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge, as a member of the Ascension Parish Notarial Board, and as a special master for the 18th and 19th Judicial District Courts of Louisiana. Mr. Percy has also served as an adjunct professor at the Southern University Law Center. He has given numerous presentations in all areas of his practice, and has served on the boards of several civic and non-profit charitable entities.


  • Listed in American Lawyer Media's Top Lawyers in Louisiana in 2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Municipal, and Litigation - Real Estate (listed annually since 2009)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2015 and 2019 Baton Rouge Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (also listed in 2007)




  • "So You Want to be an Expert Witness", May 1, 2013, American Association of Neurological Surgeons' Annual Scientific Meeting


  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association