E Eric Guirard began practicing law in 1987. He founded E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers in 1994 with one partner and two secretaries. The firm quickly grew into the largest personal injury firm in Baton Rouge and one of the largest in Louisiana and the United States. E’s firm eventually employed 18 attorneys and 65 employees. E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers has represented over 30,000 clients for their legal needs, employed hundreds of employees, and added millions of dollars to the tax base of East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana. In 2000, the firm also constructed a 10,000 square foot Italian Renaissance office building on Government Street and I-10 in Baton Rouge which has become a Baton Rouge landmark known as the “Gateway to Downtown”.
E was born deep in the heart of Cajun Country in South Louisiana in St. Martinville, Louisiana on July 13, 1958. He grew up in Baton Rouge where his father, Gerald “Jay-Boy” Guirard was a successful businessman having founded Mid South Door Company in 1962. E was graduated from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge in 1976. He then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from LSU in 1981 and a Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law Center in 1987.
E was also a professional touring stand-up comic having performed under the stage name of “Cajun E”. In 1985 he ran for Lieutenant Governor for the state of Louisiana with a platform to eliminate the office of Lieutenant Governor which he saw (and still sees) as a useless or at least superfluous expenditure of taxpayer dollars. His campaign slogan was, “Hire Me To Fire Me”. He finished in 5th place with 5% of the vote and almost 70,000 votes statewide.
E has also written and recorded a compilation of rap, reggae and ballad songs entitled “Dephyphenate – American Conservative Rap”. The CD is a collection of 7 rap songs, 1 reggae song a ballad that espouses E’s conservative/libertarian views (E calls it Conservatarianism) on various political topics of the day. E has also written a country music CD.
E is additionally a health enthusiast. He is a runner, weight lifter, basketball player, tennis player and yoga practitioner. E has organized and participated in Sunday Night Basketball – a 10 man “pick up” full-court basketball game which has been played every Sunday night for over 40 years! E has two wonderful, gorgeous and brilliant children, Eason and Eden both of whom attend Episcopal High School – because it is the only school in Baton Rouge that starts with the letter “E”!