MICHAEL C. GINART, JR. is the son of the late Michael C. Ginart and Cecelia Ginart Tanet and step-son of Joseph Tanet.  Mike is married to the former Alice Rose Johnson and has two children, John Claude, now in law school and Jayne Cecelia now in high school.  He is the son-in-law of Howard Johnson, Jr. and the late Jane Cadella Johnson and the family is members of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church.

Mike graduated from Chalmette High School, Class of “1979" with Honors, and was a two sport letterman and Student Council President.    He went on to study at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he was a three time letterman in football, receiving the scholastic award, in 1982.  He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business and distributive education.  He was selected for the National Dean’s List and received the National Business Association 1984 Award of Merit.

After graduation, Mike began teaching within the St. Bernard Parish School System while attending Loyola Law at night.   He received his Juris Doctorate in 1988 and has been self-employed in the practice of law in Chalmette since 1989.   

Mike is a member and past President of the 34th Judicial District Bar Association.   He is also a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has been honored by his selection in Who’s Who in American Law and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.    He is a founding board member of the Chalmette High School Alumni Association, has served on the board of the St. Bernard Youth Foundation, St. Bernard Courthouse Restoration Committee and the Northwestern State University Alumni Association, and was chairman of the St. Bernard Youth Chorus Gala.  He served one term as Councilman for District D of St. Bernard Parish during which over 1-1/2 billion dollars of post-Katrina reconstruction was accomplished.   With the vast majority of the reconstruction completed, Mike chose not to seek reelection. 

As the sole member of the Law Offices of Michael C. Ginart, Jr. & Associates, (the successor of the Law Offices of Tonry & Ginart) Mike is principally involved in helping others in their time of need, whether it be personal injury, business litigation, successions or criminal defense.  Mike successfully represented both St. Bernard Parish and St. Bernard Parish School Board in post-Katrina litigation against their insurers.  He and his law firm are financial partners and supporters of our local schools, religious, non-profit and charitable organizations and causes.    He is a member of the Knights of Nemesis Carnival Club, past King of the Krewe of Lourdes and past King of the St. Bernard Irish-Italian, Islenos and Canary Island Parade, which the Law Offices of Michael C. Ginart, Jr. and Associates is a founding member.