Vincent Saitta was born in Camden, New Jersey, and was raised in Audubon, New Jersey. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1972. He attended law school at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he graduated in 1975.
Vincent served as an Assistant City Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor in Camden, New Jersey, from 1976 to 1978. He relocated to Lafayette, Louisiana, with his wife, the former Anita Guilliot of Lafayette, and his family in May of 1978. Vincent and Anita are the proud parents of three children. Together they have five grandchildren.
Vincent established the firm of Colomb & Saitta with his partner, Patrick L. Colomb, in 1995. Though Patrick Colomb passed away many years ago, Vincent maintains the name of the firm in honor of his friend and mentor.
Vincent stays active in his profession and community by engaging himself in various professional, civic, and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and serves on its Client Assistance Fund Committee. He is a member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and the Family Law Section of that Association. He currently serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana as president. He is a member and past president of the Beaver Club of Acadiana.
Vincent has over 40 years of trial experience. He has appeared in State District Court, State Courts of Appeal, and before the Louisiana Supreme Court. He has appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 5th Circuit.
Vincent served his country as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, with his last duty assignment being with the 4073rd U.S. Army Reception Station located in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Stuart is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafayette Parish Bar Association, and the St. Landry Parish Bar Association. He has served on the Lafayette Young Lawyer’s Association Board. He has appeared in State District Court and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. He has completed training in Child Custody and Visitation Mediation at the Mediation Institute and is on the Louisiana State Registry of Mediators in that capacity
Before earning his degrees, Stuart joined the United States Marine Corps as a machine-gunner during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he completed two tours of duty in Iraq. During his first deployment he served as point-man for the infantry dismounts of a Mobile Assault Platoon. During his second deployment he served in the dual capacity as an infantry squad leader and an instructor for the Iraqi Police, teaching courses ranging from small unit tactics to police ethics. After returning from Iraq, Stuart was selected to serve with a small group of marines being sent to Thailand to act as counter-insurgency instructors for the Royal Thai Army.
Though he loved his time spent serving his country in the Corps, Stuart ultimately decided to leave the service to pursue other career opportunities. He was Honorably Discharged and returned to Louisiana shortly thereafter.
Stuart is a member of the American Inns of Court and the Beaver Club of Acadiana. Additionally, Stuart enjoys teaching, and frequently volunteers to serve as a coach or judge for Mock Trial Competitions around the state.
Stuart is married to the former Mary Saitta of Lafayette. Stuart and Mary are the proud parents of one child.
Stuart Paul Bowie was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, where he graduated from St. Edmund High School.
While pursuing two degrees at Louisiana State University, Stuart worked first as a Supervisor at the Secretary of State’s Voter Registration Scanning Project and then as an LSAT instructor for the Princeton Review. Stuart continued working for the Princeton Review until he completed his education at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Stuart has four degrees in total: two bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University, a graduate degree in comparative law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and a Juris Doctorate from the same institution.