Liability and Insurance Defense

Our Liability and Insurance Defense attorneys handle multiple matters, including disputes among insurers, coverage matters for the insured and traditional third party claims. We are experienced 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, our lawyers counsel clients on preventative measures in order to prevent injuries or claims and to reduce costs for our clients. We also have extensive experience in the defense and representation of motor carriers. This extends not only to litigation matters but also to initial investigation and analysis of potential death or catastrophic injury claims.

Our attorneys 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 legislative 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.

Examples of our work include:

  • 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