Marcel Schott, former president of the Puy-en-Velay bar, died on Monday March 21, at the age of 75. The lawyer had been deputy mayor of his hometown and PS president of the urban community from 2001 to 2008.
Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, Marcel Schott died “as a result of his illness”, according to his family. He had decided to end his career as a lawyer at the end of 2020. A rich career, marked in particular by the case of the rape, kidnapping and murder of young Gala and the double infanticide of Saint-Romain-Lachalm. He then defended the defendants.
Senator LR of Haute-Loire Laurent Duplomb: “Even if we did not share the same political ideas, Marcel Schott was one of those men who did not leave you indifferent. After having worked with him in my departmental responsibilities when he was President of the Agglomeration of Puy-en-Velay, I I can say that over the years we had forged a real friendship, a mutual respect and, let’s face it, a certain complicity in the service of the general interest. I will miss the excellent lawyer, the man of letters and the fine mind that characterized him so well.”
Marie-Agnès Petit, LR president of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council: “A ponote figure has gone. Beyond our differences of political ideas, I will remember from Marcel Schott the strength of the commitment that characterized him, both in his great pleadings, the walls of the court of which still tremble, and in his political life in the service of the territory, in particular in his mandate as President of the Agglomeration community. A great man of letters and culture, whole and passionate, the Haute-Loire today loses one of his own.”
Michel Joubert, DVC president of the Agglomeration Community of Puy-en-Velay: “On behalf of the elected officials and employees who worked with him, I would like to express my most sincere condolences to the family of Marcel Schott. Marcel Schott chaired the Agglomeration of Le Puy en Velay for seven years, which he helped to build. He leaves the memory of a man committed to the service of the general interest, anxious to always maintain dialogue and listening while remaining faithful to his convictions.
His brilliant career as a lawyer spanning nearly half a century made him a man both feared and listened to. In his pleadings as in the assemblies he was never stingy with a bit of humor to support and share his words, a characteristic style that will leave no one indifferent. Marcel Schott was deeply attached to the territory of Puy-en-Velay, he liked to say that he felt indebted by his family history, and his commitment will remain as an indelible mark of affection.”