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  1. Litigation: 75%
    26 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    26 years

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201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 2405
New Orleans, LA, 70170


LAEligible to practice law198911/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appellate Practice, Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 50 Lawyers--LouisianaLouisiana Super Lawyers2015
Top 50 Lawyers--LouisianaSuper Lawyers2014
Appellate Practice, Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 50 Lawyers--LouisianaSuper Lawyers2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 50 Lawyers--LouisianaSuper Lawyers2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 50 Super Lawyers--LouisianaSuper Lawyers2010
ListedBest Lawyers in America2009
ListedBest Lawyers in America2008
Civil Law Studies AwardTulane Law School1989
Faculty MedalTulane Law School1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFlanagan Partners LLP2009 - Present
Adjunct Associate Professor of LawTulane Law School2007 - Present
Law Clerk, Hon. John Minor WisdomU.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteMember2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association--New Orleans ChapterPresident2004 - 2005
La. State Bar Association, House of DelegatesDelegate2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rainey v. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. (La. 2010)unanimous opinion affirming judgment
Benefit Recovery, Inc. v. Donelondefense judgment affirmed by U.S. Fifth Circuit
Abraham v. Richland Parish Hospitalsummary judgment dismissing antitrust claims
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Publication nameTitleDate
Loyola Law ReviewConstitutional Law: Fifth Circuit Symposium1996
Loyola Law ReviewConstitutional Law: Fifth Circuit Symposium1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Georgetown UniversityAmerican GovernmentA.B.1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LSBA Annual ConventionEthics2013
Appellate Advocacy SeminarProfessionalism on Appeal: The Seven Deadly Sins2011
Navigating the MinefieldsFederal Civil Procedure2010
Legal Writing SeminarPersuasive Legal Writing2010
Appellate Advocacy SeminarProfessionalism on Appeal-- Asking Yourself the Hard Questions2010
Rubin SymposiumAttorney-Client Privilege and Conflicts of Interest2006