Liability And Insurance Defense

Our Liability and Insurance Defense attorneys handle disputes among insurers and coverage matters for the insured as well as traditional third party claims. We have extensive experience in the defense of asbestos and silicosis claims, construction liability claims, first- and third-party liability claims, medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accident claims, premises liability claims, and toxic tort claims.

In addition to defending insurance companies, commercial and business interests, and individuals, we advise clients on preventative measures in order to prevent injuries and claims and to reduce costs. We also have extensive experience in the defense and representation of motor carriers. This extends not only to litigation matters but also to the initial investigation and analysis of potential death and catastrophic injury claims.

We have been at the forefront of all major tort reform initiatives since the late 1980s and have chaired task forces and councils for the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce and the state chamber of commerce, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). We helped write the tort reform measures dealing with slip-and-fall legislation, product liability, and the abolition of strict liability, joint and several liability and punitive damages. On liability and tort matters, we testify before the Louisiana Legislature each session, and we act as media and legislative spokespersons for the business community in its efforts to level the playing field in the liability arena and the courtroom.

Representative Work

  • Mediation and arbitration services on all types of personal injury cases
  • Motor carrier and 18-wheeler litigation
  • Premises liability claims ranging from "slip and fall" to roof collapse cases
  • Traditional insurance defense litigation