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Adams & Reese, LLP

One Shell Square701 Poydras St Ste 4500
New Orleans, LA, 70139-4596

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  1. Appeals: 100%

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LAEligible to practice law199007/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of St. LouisArchdiocese of New Orleans2008
President's Law AwardFranciscan University of Steubenville2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselAdams and Reese LLP2002 - Present
AttorneySessions, Fishman & Nathan, LLP1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research Institute, Appellate Advocacy CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association Council of Appellate LawyersMemberN/A
Louisiana Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Appellate Advocacy CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. ANA Ins. Group, 994 So.2d 1265 (La. 2008), rev'g 965 So.2d 902 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2007)Reversed adverse judgment against client.
In re Gramercy Plant Explosion at Kaiser, 927 So.2d 492 (La. App. 5 Cir.), writ denied, 929 So.2d 1271 (La. 2006).Reversed JNOV, reinstated defense verdict
Davis v. Jazz Casino Co., LLC, 849 So.2d 497 (La. 2003).Reversed dismissal of appeal; reinstated appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)The Vampires of Legal Writing2009
CertworthyThe Right Tool for the Job2008
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Counting Each Shot2008
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)More Effective E-Mail2008
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)At Your Fingertips: Online Resources for Writers2007
Young Lawyer's Guide to Defense PracticeHow to Write an Appellate Brief2006
For the DefenseNoun Plague: Breaking the Chains2005
CertworthyPunching up Your Writing: Advice from the Experts2005
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Good Writing, Good Reading: Advice on Typography2005
Defense Lawyer's Guide to Appellate PracticeStyle2004
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Clear, Effective Jury Instructions2004
Words of AuthorityWords of Authority2002
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)An Essay on Style2001
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Phrases to Avoid: Unlearning Bad Habits2000
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Simple, Concise, Direct: Pleading in Plain English1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleTheologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
St. Mary of the Barrens SeminaryPhilosophyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Writing Institute 14th Biennial ConferenceTechniques for Emphasis and De-emphasis2010
Effective Legal WritingCounting Each Shot: Techniques for Emphasis and De-Emphasis2009
Bridging the GapAppellate Practice & Procedure2009
What’s the Deal With Appeals?Comparison of Approaches Between the Intermediate Appellate Courts and the Louisiana Supreme Court2008
La. Justice Community Conf.Supervisory Writs2008
Bridging the GapAppellate Practice and Procedure2008
Bridging the GapAppellate Practice and Procedure2007
La. Justice Community Conf.Preserving Your Right to Appeal2006
Bridging the GapAppellate Practice and Procedure2006
International Legislative Drafting InstituteDrafting Judicial Rules2005
International Legislative Drafting InstituteDrafting Judicial Rules2004
Bridging the GapState Civil Court Rules and Motions2004
Bridging the GapState Civil Court Rules and Motions2003
Academy of New Orleans Trial LawyersRules for Louisiana District Courts2003
Loyola CLENew Rules for Louisiana District Courts: One Set of Rules – No Joke2002
Bridging the GapState Civil Court Rules and Motions2002
Young Litigator’s ForumTop 10 Ways to Use Plain Language in Legal Writing2000
Procrastinators’ ProgramPlain Language for Lawyers2000