Stephen practices in the areas of products liability, pharmaceutical and medical... more
Stephen practices in the areas of products liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, labor and employment, and general casualty. Whether in the context of single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, or mass-consolidated litigation, Stephen has extensive experience defending manufacturers against product liability claims, both in Louisiana and in other jurisdictions across the country. He ... view profile
Legal practitioner since 1976. Historical emphasis has been on personal injury and... more
Legal practitioner since 1976. Historical emphasis has been on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, having represented numerous Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of the State Courts of the State of Louisiana, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the State of Louisiana and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 1993, served as Mediator in over 2,5... view profile
Has been a personal injury, property and casualty, and medical malpracticelitigator... more
Has been a personal injury, property and casualty, and medical malpracticelitigator for30 years. Majority of practice is now Mediation. Has conducted more than 1,000 Mediations with experience in complex, multi-party litigation cases. Has received formal mediation training. Additionally, has conducted more than 450 Hurricane Mediations and has been selectedand appointed by the Courts to serve a... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.