The firm handles all aspects of insurance and casualty litigation. We defend insured individuals and businesses in lawsuits throughout Louisiana in all manner of claims, in litigation both straightforward and complex. We have experience with Louisiana State Courts and Federal Courts, as well as binding arbitrations. We have attorneys with experience in resolving these matters through jury trial, bench trial, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution.
The firm has developed expertise in representing carriers on insurance coverage matters, including pre-suit matters as well as matters in litigation. We provide comprehensive assessment of all options available to assist in navigating the Louisiana Insurance Code, including Louisiana’s penalty statutes, bad faith issues, Direct Action statute and the challenges that arise. We also consult with insurers and brokers/general agents on underwriting issues and policy language. We consult with insurance industry professionals on program management and expense management. The firm’s coverage group takes pride in seeking creative solutions to problems and claims, focused on results and outcomes.Our coverage attorneys have particular expertise in construction-related issues.We provide coverage advice and counseling for CGL policies, professional claims-made policies, EPLI policies and first-party property policies.
Our members have been litigating injury and property losses for more than 20 years. We defend all types of personal injury cases, from slip-and-fall cases to offshore injuries, and everything in between. We have attorneys who specialize in complex medical issues. We have represented manufacturers in products liability cases. We are skilled at evaluating injuries and potential outcomes for the most sensible, cost-effective resolution.We also handle first- and third- party property losses. We have extensive experience in hurricane and catastrophe claims, interfacing with claims handlers, field adjusters, and experts on valuation and causation. We have handled numerous bad-faith claims and move aggressively to fight those that call for it, and resolve those that should be resolved.We have also litigated fire cases in personal injury and property damage and subrogation matters, involving electrical failures, welding accidents, and other causes.The firm’s attorneys have tried injury and property loss cases to verdict before both judges and juries.
We provide both coverage and defense expertise in the context of professional liability claims. We have represented engineering professionals and design professionals in casualty and in construction defect cases. We have counseled insurance professionals and litigated matters involving claims against retail insurance agents as well as brokers. We routinely represent health care providers in the defense of medical negligence claims.
The firm has developed an extensive construction defect and construction law practice. We represent construction professionals and trades including general contractors, plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors and more. We also represent engineering professionals in construction defect cases. We handle both residential and commercial matters, and have litigated cases to verdict in new construction, renovations and other projects.We handle matters that arise within the construction arena including indemnity agreements, delay claims and liquidated damage claims, and claims of lien and privilege.
We provide defense of personal line carriers and for commercial programs including delivery drivers and ride-app drivers. We are experienced in the defense of trucking carriers, long haul operators, moving companies, and hot-shot drivers.
We represent medical professionals, dental healthcare professionals and allied healthcare professionals in claims and actions arising out of their professional services.We defend physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, perfusionists, nursing homes in civil litigations and pre-litigation review panels and board matters.We routinely represent dental healthcare professionals in all aspect of litigation.
We represent businesses in defense as well as prosecution of claims impacting their operations. We have handled defamation cases, discrimination cases, and revenue loss claims. We handle contractual litigation, and have counseled businesses in such diverse industries as communications, real estate development and management, and construction.