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If You Have Been Injured in An Accident, Let Us Help.

In a perfect world, accidents would not happen and insurance companies and large corporations would not plan strategies to avoid paying what they owe, or attempt to pay less than they should. However, accidents do happen, and insurance companies know how to defend and reduce the payment of claims. Therefore, it is very important to seek timely advice from an attorney following an accident, preferably before giving a recorded statement to the insurance company or signing any of their documents.

There is no dispute that insurance companies are in the business of making money. They train and pay their workers to look out for their interests, which generally speaking, is the complete opposite of your interests. Financial uncertainty and the legal process can cause stress. Stress is bad and prolonged stress is actually bad for your health and recovery from your injuries. We believe that the more you learn and understand about the system, the less stressful it can be.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability

Call 504-389-5344 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Stephen M. Chouest Sr.

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana

Education:

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1984
    • L.L.M.
    • Major: Admiralty
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
    • J.D.
  • University of New Orleans, Metairie, LA, U.S.A., 1977
    • B.A.
    • Major: Communications
    • Minor: Music

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • St. Martin's Episcopal School, Cub Scout Pack 434, 2001 - Present (Packmaster & Webmaster)
  • UNO's College of Liberal Arts, 2001 - Present (Board of Visitors)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (including Maritime, Automobile Torts, and Insurance sections)

Attorney J. Rand Smith Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, pro hac vice

Education:

  • Samford University School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama, 1999
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Durham University, UK
    • International Law
  • The University of Mississippi, 1995
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • New Orleans Bar Association

 

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