Van Seneca

Brief Biography:

Van Seneca has been practicing law in Lake Charles since receiving his J.D. from Louisiana State University during 1989. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in 1989. He was admitted to the Texas Bar Association during 2005. He is licensed to practice before all Louisiana and Texas trial, appellate and supreme courts, the federal courts in both states and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After completing a clerkship with Judge James Trimble at the United States District Court in Lake Charles, he entered private practice and has maintained a commercial and litigation practice since 1990.

Mr. Seneca has successfully represented business owners, insurance companies, , financial institutions and individuals in courts in Louisiana and Texas, and in arbitration panels.

Mr. Seneca represents clients in a wide variety of matters including general liability, insurance coverage, bad faith-extra contractual claims, premises liability, construction, contractual matters, planning and disputes, corporate governance, business entity formation, corporate governance, successions, enforcing creditor rights, and successions and estates.

Mr. Seneca’s experience includes serving as a title insurance agent, conducting real estate closings, and serving as a corporate director and officer


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel


Louisiana State University, B. C.J. 1986,

Louisiana State University J.D. 1989

Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards in Business Associations I, Commercial Paper, and Successions and Donations.


All Louisiana State Courts

All Texas State Courts

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana

United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Professional Associations:

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Representative Matters:

  • Litigation and mediation of business disputes, premises liability claims, construction defects, and trucking accidents.
  • Representation of businesses and individuals in business organizing, acquisitions, and planning.
  • Representation of individuals in numerous contractual, real estate, and estate planning matters.

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