John A. Venezia, a native of New Orleans, is the president of Venezia & Associates (APLC). He maintains a litigation practice involving a variety of areas including commercial litigation, construction disputes, first party insurance claims, business interruption, wrongful death, automobile wrecks, toxic torts, and criminal defense. He has over 20 years of diverse experience in prosecuting claims of businesses suffering losses and people severely injured, as well as defending the rights of the accused. Mr. Venezia has tried over 100 civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts. His cases have ranged from multimillion dollar business disputes to defending murder charges.
The Louisiana State Bar Association licensed Mr. Venezia to practice before all Louisiana state courts in 1995. Additionally, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court admitted him to practice. On several occasions, courts in Mississippi and Texas allowed Mr. Venezia to appear pro hac vice.
Loyola University School of Law granted Mr. Venezia a Juris Doctorate in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Louisiana State University, with an emphasis on International Trade and Finance.
He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice and has served as a lecturer for continuing education classes for attorneys and private investigators for many years.