John LaGrappe – A Remarkable Person
John LaGrappe is a family law attorney and member of the Houston Bar Association with over four decades of experience practicing in Harris County.
He recently filed a criminal complaint against several of his colleagues. It charges Bobby Newman, Chip Lewis and Jessica Estrada with committing criminal acts and conspiring to falsify documents in an ongoing case.
Early Life and Education
High school graduate LaGrappe began his working life as an intern and temp before landing a job with Gulf Oil Chemicals/Chevron in the late nineteen sixties. For decades, LaGrappe enjoyed a rewarding tenure in Baytown; remaining loyal until his passing on January 27, 2018 at 77 years of age. When not playing golf or reading books, LaGrappe enjoyed playing pool, or simply relaxing at home.
John has had a distinguished and successful career in the financial industry. He holds an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland and has previously held positions with Merrill Lynch in Hagerstown, MD and Edward Jones in Smithsburg, MD.
He has guided his clients through many life’s major transitions, such as retirement, estate planning and tax matters. His passion lies in working closely with clients to help them reach their objectives.
He has a passion for helping others and is actively involved in his community. He has served as Boy Scout leader, on the board of directors for Smithsburg Ambulance Company and as a volunteer at his local church.
Achievements and Honors
John LaGrappe was an inspiring individual, highly esteemed by all his colleagues. His selfless commitment to service to his university and community demonstrated what true commitment meant.
He served as president of Sonnier’s Grocery Store in Port Arthur, TX and Earl’s Sheet Metal and Aluminum in Groves, TX. Additionally, he was a member of the Beaumont, TX city council.
He was honored with a number of prestigious awards. One was the Archibald Henderson Prize in Mathematics, given to an undergraduate who has demonstrated high mathematical ability and the greatest promise for originality within their field. Additionally, he received the Worth Award, given to those undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional scholarship in philosophy based on course performance and faculty recommendation.
Aside from his successful legal career, he was also an exemplary bon vivant and philanthropist in the truest sense. His dedication to supporting the Baytown Community through generous contributions was truly inspirational. Furthermore, he remained an enthusiastic member of his alma mater: Bridge City YMCA.
He had an affinity for all things televised, which led to a lifelong passion for baseball. In his free moments he enjoyed barbecuing and crafting cocktails with friends and family; it’s safe to say he never missed an opportunity to thank God for giving him life and family.