Jed Cain is an accomplished trial lawyer that has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts throughout the state of Louisiana and has been recognized by the New York Times and New Orleans Times Picayune. His accomplishments include securing both an $8.05 million verdict and a $7.45 million verdict within one month of each other.
In 2014, Jed was awarded the F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), is the world’s largest trial lawyer bar and supports victims’ rights worldwide. The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country.
Jed is originally from the small town of Natchitoches, Louisiana (made famous by the movie “Steel Magnolias”). Growing up, he had the good fortune (sometimes misfortune) of being raised by a Methodist minister. Despite a childhood of weekly church attendance, Jed boasts a stellar record of having only been called down twice by his father from the pulpit. The scars left by his mother’s pinches in the pew were a small price to pay for such unmatched “preacher’s kid” credentials.
Jed grew up an avid competitive swimmer. After years of swimming up and down the black lines of chlorinated pools, he followed those black lines to Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. After only four years of collegiate swimming Jed emerged from Arkansas reeking of chlorine but with a degree in hand.
Upon graduating from Hendrix, Jed spent a year teaching 5th grade at an elementary school in Shreveport, Louisiana before attending law school at Tulane University. He would later come to appreciate that no jury would ever be so daunting as a classroom of twenty-eight 5th graders.
Jed is the founder of Cain's River, a digital community devoted to small town story telling. Each year, Cain's River sponsors a $2,500 scholarship for the student who demonstrates the most promisiing small town storytelling skills.
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||2005||01/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|F. Scott Baldwin Award||American Association for Justice||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Partner||Herman Herman & Katz, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Scarberry v. Entergy Corporation||$8.05 million verdict increased to $9.62 million on appeal|
|Simon v. Legacy Offshore, LLC||$7.45 million verdict|
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|Word Association Publishers||The Duffel Bag Guide To Offshore Injury Law||2015|
|Trial Magazine||When Disaster Strikes, Know the Drill||2013|
|Louisiana Advocates (LAJ)||Like A Good Neighbor, the Louisiana Association For Justice is There||2008|
|Louisiana Advocates (LAJ)||Bad Adjusters Breed Bad Faith – Bad Faith Breeds a Vulnerable Louisiana Economy||2008|
|Louisiana Association for Justice, Advocates||“FEMA, the Feds, and Form 95”||2006|
|Louisiana Advocates (LAJ)||"Ready, Set, Go Hurricane Litigation in Orleans Civil District Court May be a Sprint Rather than a Marathon"||2006|
|Tulane University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Hendix College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Louisiana Association for Justice CLE a la carte Seminar||Maximizing Wrongful Death/Survival Actions||2013|