Thibodaux attorney reinstated to active status after nearly 3 years of inactivity

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Thibodaux attorney David Grant Arceneaux has been restored to active status following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court order after almost three years on inactive status.

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Thibodaux attorney David Grant Arceneaux has been restored to active status following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court order after almost three years on inactive status.

The state Supreme Court restored Arceneaux to active status following his petition filed with the court and a response filed by the office of disciplinary counsel, according to the high court's single-page order. The high court's order was condition on Arceneaux fully and completely adhering to the terms in his Aug. 13, 2015, recovery agreement reached with the judges and lawyers assistance program "and such other conditions as may be imposed upon him by the judges and lawyers assistance program."

Arceneaux will be monitored by the office of disciplinary counsel, according to the order. "The office of disciplinary counsel shall monitor [Arceneaux]'s compliance with his recovery agreement and notify this court of any violation, which may be grounds for immediately returning respondent to disability inactive status," the Supreme Court's order said.

The order was effective immediately.

Arceneaux was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 18, 2007, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. Arceneaux's profile lists no prior discipline before the bar. His law office is in Thibodaux, according to his profie.

Arceneaux was placed on disability inactive status by order of the Supreme Court in June 2015 following a joint petition. He was placed on inactive status due to disability or hardship, according to information on his state bar profile. "All disciplinary proceedings against [Arceneaux] shall be deferred until such time as he resumes active status," the June 2015 order said.

The June 2015 order was effective immediately.

Arceneaux is past president of the Lafourche Parish Bar Association. He joined the Thibodaux Bar Association in October 2007, about a week after he was admitted to the bar in the state.

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