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
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
Christopher Riviere Year admitted to practice: 1981 Education: Nicholls State... more
Christopher Riviere Year admitted to practice: 1981 Education: Nicholls State University(B.S., Economics, 1978) Tulane University Law School (J.D., 1981) Bar admissions: The Supreme Court of the United States All State and Appellate Courts of the State of Louisiana The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals The United States ... 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.