The history of the Glenn Armentor Law Corporation is a vital part of our community’s history as well as its future. Glenn Armentor was one of 10 children living in poverty. He was raised by hard-working parents who could barely speak English. If not for the help of a few kind strangers, Glenn may have been the one needing lawyers all his life.
With this help, Glenn worked his way through law school, achieving the success he has today. Throughout his climb to the top, he’s never forgotten the challenges of his early life. Long before the words became a cliché, Glenn adopted a life mission of ‘paying it forward’ in appreciation of the people and the community that helped pull him out of what could have been and into what he became.
Glenn founded the law corporation in 1977 with a determination to make sure victims of accidents, whose lives might be permanently altered by injuries, wouldn’t be victimized again by a system rigged against them. Powerful, politically influential companies had been having their way for years against ordinary citizens seeking fairness and justice. Glenn quickly put a stop to that, and the firm grew. Good Hope Hall, one of Lafayette’s most precious historical buildings, was in danger of falling. Growing up in the area, Glenn was well aware of the building’s rich history and wished to see it returned to former glory. Glenn purchased and renovated it, glad to see it repaired and turned into the firm’s headquarters. A monument to legal rights and home to some of greatest and most legendary African American musical artists, Good Hope Hall not only survived, but thrived. Today, it is recognized as one of the most treasured landmarks in the South.
Remembering his own challenges as a youth and those kind strangers who helped him, Glenn turned his attention to disadvantaged young people in the community today. His desire to help those with a similar upbringing birthed the Glenn Armentor ‘Pay-it-Forward’ Scholarship Program. Every year, a group of deserving high school students who otherwise couldn’t afford to continue their education receive a $10,000 scholarship towards a college degree.
From Boys’ Clubs and Boxing Clubs to Women’s Abuse Shelters, Glenn has dedicated his personal and professional life to making the community better, stronger, smarter, and healthier. At the center of it all, a law firm staffed with lawyers and legal professionals who share the same selfless commitment to making sure every client who enters is provided the passionate, zealous representation every American deserves.