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James Jerauld Reeves II

Insurance Attorney at NEW ORLEANS, LA

5.0   4 reviews

About James

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James “J.J.” Reeves primarily practices in corporate defense, insurance coverage, and appellate practice. James is also experienced in products liability, toxic tort defense, construction defect litigation, contractual disputes, subrogation, general tort liability, Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) litigation, title, real estate, and commercial general liability policy disputes. James has earned a Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. He has been named a Super Lawyer Magazine “Rising Star” and a “Top Insurance Lawyer” in 2016 and 2017, and, since 2015, has been named one of New Orleans’ best insurance coverage lawyers by New Orleans Magazine. James is also a Certified Claims Professional (“CCP”), a designation bestowed by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance after three years of training. James is inducted into the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. James is also a graduate of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.

James is an experienced courtroom and appellate litigator, with numerous reported decisions to his credit across several fields of law, in Federal and State courts.

James’ title and real estate experience includes experience with subrogation, quiet title actions, and bona fide purchaser and shelter doctrine litigation. James is also familiar with the nature of real estate financing issues and has successfully resolved numerous lis pendens issues outside of litigation and with minimal time and expense to the insured or the insurer. Moreover, James is thoroughly acquainted with Louisiana right of way law including right of access and predial and personal servitudes. Finally, James is also an accomplished appellate lawyer and federal practitioner, and can thus handle claims from their inception and through the appeals or removal process if necessary. James is licensed to practice in all Louisiana courts, including the Federal Courts of the Fifth Circuit and all Louisiana Courts of Appeal.

Originally from Pensacola, FL, James graduated from Tulane Law School on scholarship. James received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Florida State University with a double major in philosophy and communications and was a brother and officer of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. During his first year of law school, James clerked for the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Timothy in the 11th Circuit United States Court, Northern District of Florida. At graduation, James was recognized for leading Tulane Law School in pro bono hours, with over 400 hours spent evaluating §1983 claims made by aggrieved inmates. James is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New Orleans Bar Association, and he is licensed to practice in Florida and Louisiana State and Federal courts.

Licensed for 13 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/23/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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James Jerauld Reeves II
639 Loyola Ave.
Suite 2550
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70113

Reviews

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Posted by Jonathan | December 2, 2017
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Small business contract help
I hired James to review a small business contract. He thoroughly reviewed the contract and made changes and additions.
Posted by Preston Smith | October 27, 2017
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First time client and beyond pleased
I retained James to review a demand letter and represent me in litigation. James came through and exceeded my expectations with a short timeline. I will continue to use his services whenever available
Posted by Ashley | October 26, 2017
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Landlord dispute
I got in touch with Mr. Reeves about an issue I was having with a previous landlord. He was thorough, quick to respond, and resolved my issue promptly. He made the process painless for me, which was amazing considering everything leading up to this case was so stressful. Highly recommend.
Posted by Ashlee | October 13, 2017
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Landlord-Tenant Dispute
I contacted James about a dispute I had with my landlord. My landlord was wrongfully retaining my deposit, and was unwilling to return the balance to me. I spoke with James about the dispute and promptly got my full deposit back without having to file suit. James is a competent and friendly lawyer, and I highly recommend him.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Melchiode Marks King LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Galloway Johnson, PLC
  • 2009 - 2015

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Florida State University
  • Communications
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Cotton v. Brentwood Hospital, Case No. 597,747-B, 1st Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish
  • Win
  • KATHY ELLERBE et al. v. INSURANCE COMPANY A et al., Case No. 89,282-A for the 10th JDC of Louisiana
  • Win
  • Aucoin-Hart Jewelers, Inc. v. Metairie Shopping Ctr., L.L.C., 18-36 (La.App. 5 Cir. 5/30/18)
  • Win
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Associations

  • CLM
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • LADC
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DRI
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certified Claims Professional (CCP) Designation
  • CLM
  • 2015
  • Claims College Level II
  • CLM
  • 2014
  • LADC Trial Academy Graduate
  • LADC
  • 2014
  • Claims College Level I
  • CLM
  • 2013
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NEW ORLEANS Insurance Lawyer James Jerauld Reeves II
James Jerauld Reeves II
Insurance Attorney
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Licensed for 13 years
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