Jacque Touzet is a tenacious personal injury lawyer who has focused his legal practice to help injured riders. As a devoted rider himself, he has refined his practice in order to help his friends and peers in the larger motorcycling community. He’s seen first hand how most attorneys with general personal injury practices don’t understand how motorcycles work, how motorcycle riders think, or the idiosyncrasies of motorcycle cases. He knows that the knowledge he brings is valued and valuable.
A first generation American born and raised in New Orleans, Jacque often helped his father work in the family business, a saddle workshop near the New Orleans Fairgrounds. As a kid, Jacque also enjoyed riding mini-bikes, go carts, and any other type of wheeled vehicle with a motor on it.
Jacque graduated from Isidore Newman School in Uptown New Orleans and went to Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, which he attended on a scholarship and where he earned a degree in biology.
After college, Jacque returned to New Orleans, and his early career involved working at a science lab and also serving as a guide on saltwater fly-fishing trips. He enrolled in the Loyola School of Law, taking classes at night while continuing his fly fishing and lab jobs during the day. After graduating from law school in 1999, he started his own law practice.
In the meantime, Jacque’s interest in motorcycles grew. His first real bike was an ugly but lovable Suzuki 550GS. He later bought a Ducati Monster, and now he also has two superbikes which he enjoys riding at speed at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Clients who ask Jacque to handle their cases won’t find a more easy-going, confident or knowledgeable personal injury attorney in the New Orleans area.
Carolyn Hennesy, another attorney at MotoJustice, works closely with Jacque Touzet and with the practice’s clients. She’s involved with investigating accidents, gathering evidence, coordinating medical treatment for clients, taking depositions, and other duties.
Carolyn was born and raised in New Orleans and educated at a private school. She left her hometown to go to college at Sewanee, a small Episcopal university in Tennessee, and returned to New Orleans to enroll at Tulane University Law School. She was exposed to the legal profession thanks to her father, also a lawyer, and knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Carolyn worked in insurance defense at some of the city’s larger law firms. After several years, in 2010, she decided to go out on her own and into private practice. She and Jacque Touzet, who have been friends for a long time, began to team up together on each other’s cases.
Unlike Jacque, Carolyn does not ride motorcycles. Instead, she gets her thrills watching action, horror, and martial arts movies and by reading spy novels and mysteries.
Carolyn is a member of the Jefferson Bar Association.