Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Lawyers

Terrence D. McCay
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 20 years experience
(337) 439-0490 1 Lakeshore Dr
#1150
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Asbestos, Employment and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Taylor Hale
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 11 years experience
(337) 433-0612 1735 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationEnergy, Insurance Claims, Maritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Personal Injury Attorney practicing in the areas of Offshore & Serious Personal Injury. Personal Injury - All Types; Offshore/Jones Act; Construction Accidents; Automobile Accidents; 18-Wheeler Accidents; Wrongful Death, Paralysis, Burns, Amputations, Electrocutions, Head Neck and Back Injuries; Free Consultation - No Fees, Costs, or Expenses if No Recovery. W. Taylor Hale was selected by Super Lawyer magazine as a Rising Star in 2015-2017. W. Taylor Hale is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum - The Top Trial Lawyers in America, which requires a settlement or verdict over one million dollars on behalf of...
James Edward Sudduth III
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 6 years experience
(337) 480-0101 1109 Pithon Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Employment and Insurance Claims
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
James E. Sudduth, III is the founder and driving force behind Sudduth and Associates, LLC. As a Lake Charles native, he witnessed the lack of growth and direction present in his beloved city and decided to become the force of change the city needed. James knew that to accomplish this goal he would have to temporarily relocate to Baton Rouge. After law school, James returned home to serve as an Assistant District Attorney in the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s office, and during his tenure he was promoted to Misdemeanor Section Chief. When offered a second promotion to the Felony Division,...
Michael Scott Ogden
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 4 years experience
(337) 436-3332 130 W. Kirby St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Scott was recently selected as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star, awarded to 2.5% of attorneys under 40. He was selected for the 2016 and 2017 “Top 10 under 40” award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Louisiana “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for client satisfaction. He was also named as a Louisiana top 10 Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine for 2017.

Scott graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law center in 2015. During law school, Scott prepared for a career...
Jimmy Simien
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 374-8422 626 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Construction, Criminal Defense and Maritime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
In 1989, Jimmy began the firm of Simien & Simien, LLC with emphasis on Admiralty and Maritime, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Mass Tort, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and other major litigation. Other areas in which the firm has extensive experience include Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Claims, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law and limited Criminal Defense matters. During his tenure with the firm, Jimmy was chosen by his peers to be section chief of the ATLA Litigation Committee involving CCA (Chromated Cooper Arsenate) Wood. The focus of that Committee was on litigation pertaining to CCA pressure treated wood,...
Linda S. Melancon
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 744-0027 1135 Lakeshore Drive
6th Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Linda S. Melancon is an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning,
Elder Law, Medicaid and VA benefit’s planning, Special Needs Planning, and Estate
Administration (Probate, Successions and Trust Administration).
Linda is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, certified by the
Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is also accredited by the Veterans Administration to
give advice regarding veterans’ benefits.

Linda graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University with a double major in business
administration and history and then attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law
Center where she graduated with her law degree in 1997.

While in law school, Linda received the Order...
J. Rock Palermo III
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 27 years experience
(337) 310-1600 721 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Arbitration & Mediation, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Maritime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Rock graduated from LSU Law School in 1992 and from LSU with a bachelor's degree in 1987. While at LSU Law School he was selected to the Moot Court Board. He is a partner in the firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson in Lake Charles. The firm handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases particularly in the areas of maritime, petrochemical, products liability, medical malpractice and automobile negligence. He is a member of the Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court, American Board of Trial Advocates, LSU Law Center Chancellor's Council, and the Louisiana Association for Justice. ...
Eulis Simien Jr
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney
(800) 374-8422 626 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Personal Injury
Columbia Law School and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Upon leaving full-time status at the L.S.U Law Center, Eulis became a member of the Simien & Simien Law Firm. Eulis is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit United States Courts of Appeals, all federal district courts in Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court and all inferior state courts. Eulis Simien maintains a general trial and appellate practice with emphasis on the areas of Personal Injury, Admiralty and Maritime, Class Actions, Complex Litigation and Criminal Defense. Speaking Engagements & Literary Works: Starting Your Own Practice (Panel Discussion), LSU Law Center, August, 2006...
John Lee Hoffoss Jr
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 15 years experience
(337) 439-5788 1830 Hodges St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationEmployment, Maritime and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
J. Lee Hoffoss, Jr. practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury, Jones Act, maritime law, and employment law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and Texas.
Mark Wayne Simien
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 374-8422 626 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Mark Simien graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He began working in the chemical industry as an Operator/Processor. During his tenure with the chemical industry, Mark worked as both a relief supervisor, being placed in charge of several plant improvement projects, as well as relief supervisor for plant operations. Mark also worked as relief supervisor for the plant’s laboratory and was in charge of maintaining the scheduled and special testing necessary to maintain operations and shipments of the plant. Mark took this valuable experience with him to law school and then into practice when he...
Ashley Foret Dees
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 11 years experience
(337) 214-0670 517 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Immigration
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Having handled thousands of immigration law cases including those involving family visas, agricultural immigration, business immigration, detainment, and removal proceedings, our team at Ashley Foret Dees, LLC has the experience to help you. When you come to our Lake Charles or Houston immigration attorneys, you can be sure that we put your needs first and work to provide a personalized case strategy based on your needs. We represent clients in serious immigration law matters and we know the various laws that can affect the outcome of your case. We want to help you. Call Ashley Foret Dees, LLC.
Jacob Colonna
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 10 years experience
(337) 656-3212 900 Ryan St
Suite 402
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Randall E Hart
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 25 years experience
(337) 439-2450 1301 Common St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationMaritime, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
Randall is somewhat of a rarity among attorneys - one that brings a great deal of "real world" experience to the practice of law. Randall earned a living as a chemical engineer and a construction company owner before choosing the law as his third (and final) profession over 15 years ago. Randy graduated near the top of his chemical engineering class from Louisiana State University and worked as a process engineer with a major chemical company for several years. Randy's engineering background has proven valuable in the law practice time and time again, as having a firm grasp of mathematics...
Mrs. Nadine Dunbar Gills Esq.
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 13 years experience
(337) 513-4820 330 Alamo Street Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center and University of Louisiana - Lafayette
B. Thomas Shea
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 8 years experience
(337) 564-4148 1 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1720
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Family
Villanova University School of Law and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Hello! My name is Tom Shea. I am a family law attorney practicing in Southwest Louisiana. In 2017, I started Tom Shea Family Law, LLC to help people with difficult family law issues. My practice is focused exclusively on family law: divorce, community property, child custody, child support, spousal support, relocations, modifications, contempt and other types of enforcement. I have handled several hundred family law cases at the district court level. I have also successfully litigated cases through the Third Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. I...
Ms. Lee Ann Archer
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 34 years experience
(337) 474-4712 1225 Rustic Lane.
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Appeals
Tulane University School of Law
A former Louisiana Supreme Court clerk and practicing appellate attorney since 1992, Ms. Archer assists Louisiana trial attorneys with high stakes appeals. Visit her website at www.leeaarcher.com
Mr.  Aaron James Broussard
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer
(337) 439-2450 1301 Common St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Asbestos, Insurance Claims, Maritime and Medical Malpractice
Tulane University School of Law
Aaron is a life long resident of Sulphur, Louisiana. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1998 and graduated from McNeese four years later. He attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and began practicing law at the age of 25. In law school, Aaron was a lead member of Tulane's National Moot Court Trial Team. He was also selected for Tulane's Law Clinic which allows senior students to represent real clients while still in school. Aaron dedicated his law clinic experience to assisting victims of domestic violence in New Orleans. He also graduated with a Certificate...
Erin Nicole Abrams
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney
(337) 480-0101 1109 Pithon Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Spencer Trahan
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer with 11 years experience
One Lakeshore Dr. #1220
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Business and Insurance Defense
Loyola University New Orleans
Michael Carleton
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney
(337) 433-6328 Suite 1750
One Lakeshore Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Over 20 years in general civil practice focusing primarily on real estate and business work but with experience in number of other legal fields including litigation , succession/probate, and oil and gas.
Alvin David Hunt
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney with 27 years experience
(337) 310-9111 613 Alamo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Robert McHale
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer
(337) 990-0093 631 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Criminal Defense
Donald Carl Hodge Jr
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer
(337) 436-1892 2258 Belfield Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70611
Consumer
Cody J. Vidrine
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney
(337) 990-0060 1135 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Robert Michael McHale Jr
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer
(337) 990-0093 631 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
Marcus Myers
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Lawyer
(337) 477-0000 1740 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Leslie Musso
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Calcasieu Parish, LA Attorney
(337) 433-1414 910 Ford Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Michael Holmes
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Allen Parish, LA Lawyer with 26 years experience
(337) 738-2568 528 North Ninth Street
Kinder, LA 70648
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Allen Parish Wills & Successions Attorney
John M. Welborn III
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Beauregard Parish, LA Attorney with 6 years experience
(337) 462-1200 508 N. Pine St.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Mississippi College School of Law
Jeffrey S. Sandoz
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Acadia Parish, LA Lawyer with 8 years experience
408 N. Parkerson Ave.
Crowley, LA 70525
Bankruptcy and Collections
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jeffrey Simmons Sandoz graduated cum laude from Western Michigan's Cooley Law School in 2010. He is the 5th-generation Sandoz attorney, and is currently the junior partner at Sandoz Law Offices, practicing bankruptcy and debt-collection law with his father, Sim. Jeffrey also teaches the Business Law course at South Louisiana Community College. Sandoz Law Offices has three locations in south Louisiana: Opelousas, Lafayette, and Crowley.
Mr. Simeon Christie Smith IV
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Vernon Parish, LA Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 379-6526 300 Courthouse
Post Office Drawer 1528
Leesville, LA 71496
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
S. Christie Smith IV is the senior partner of SmithBush, LLP, a regional Louisiana law firm originally established in 1911 to represent laborers--and too often their widows and children--who were harmed by the burgeoning and unregulated timber industry in the rural South. Mr. Smith's work today is the modern extension of that century-old practice, in a broader, litigation-based platform. As a consumer advocate and lawyer-in-the-trenches, he has spent his career representing regular people in the fight for safer working conditions, reliable products, civil rights, and fair access to the courts. His practice focuses on litigating wrongful...
Blake R. David
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Lafayette Parish, LA Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 337-2323 557 Jefferson St
P.O. Box 3524
Lafayette, LA 70501
Free ConsultationEnvironmental, Maritime, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Blake R. David was raised in Lafayette and is a founding partner of Broussard & David, LLC. Mr. David focuses on personal injury and wrongful death litigation with an emphasis on offshore/maritime, trucking accident, aviation, products liability, industrial accident, and automobile claims. Mr. David is an "AV" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble (highest rating possible). Mr. David is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy. Mr. David is also an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

From 2012-2019, Mr. David has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury...
Claire Edwards
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Lafayette Parish, LA Lawyer with 7 years experience
(337) 233-3616 321 W. Main St., Ste. 1-A
Lafayette, LA 70501
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
Southern University Law Center
I have been admitted to practice law since 2012, and I served as a judicial law clerk after law school. I started my own practice in 2013 and worked part time while I held other full time positions, until, in 2015, I was able to start my own business full time. Since 2015, I've handled numerous family law cases, and I've worked every week on misdemeanor cases. I've also litigated business law cases, completed contract review, and handled personal/work injury cases. I am committed to serve my clients with compassion and empathy. Each client is...
Jeremy Austin Bazile
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Lafayette Parish, LA Lawyer with 5 years experience
(337) 233-1471 300 Stewart Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southern University Law Center
Jeremy Bazile is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana and a new resident of Acadiana. He earned a B.A. from Louisiana State University, and subsequently received a J.D. from Southern University Law Center.

Upon graduating from law school, Jeremy was offered a judicial clerkship with the Honorable George C. Metoyer, Jr. at the 9th Judicial District Court in Alexandria. During his judicial clerkship, Jeremy performed extensive research on civil cases that came before Judge Metoyer, including the largest class action and toxic tort lawsuit filed in Rapides Parish history (Cynthia Paige, et al v. Dura-Wood, L.L.C., et al). While...
Mr. Dan B. McKay Jr.
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Avoyelles Parish, LA Attorney with 39 years experience
(318) 346-2336 404 Walnut St.
P O Box 720
Bunkie, LA 71322
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
I am a highly experienced general practice attorney, one of a dying breed who has done it all. I handle serious personal injury, wrongful death, estate planning, real estate, and public relations. I have practiced bankruptcy law for individuals since the Spring of 1980 when I filed my first bankruptcy case as a law clerk during my last semester of law school at LSU, Baton Rouge. I have practiced law since, continuously and without interruption. The scope of my practice will continue to conform with my varied pursuits, but with an emphasis on public relations as...
Nicholas John Guarisco
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Allen Parish, LA Lawyer with 3 years experience
(318) 335-9857 344 E. 6th Ave.
Oakdale, LA 71463
Free ConsultationEntertainment & Sports, Family and Immigration
Tulane University School of Law
(taken from firm website: RichardsonAndGuarisco.com):
Nick graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Covington, Louisiana, in 2008, before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration on Public Relations and Journalism, as well as a minor in Business Administration, at Louisiana State University. He was a Cum Laude Honors Graduate who finished third in his graduating class at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in December 2012.

While attending Tulane University Law School, Nick was elected as the Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Vol. 23. He graduated in 2016 and was admitted to the...
Christopher Larive Trahan
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Lafayette Parish, LA Attorney with 23 years experience
(337) 234-6999 1302 Lafayette St
Lafayette, LA 70501
Free ConsultationMaritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
If you have been injured, you're about to discover how hard insurance companies work to protect themselves. Despite what their television ads may say, you won't feel like you're in the hands of a good neighbor. I am maritime law and personal injury attorney Christopher L. Trahan. For more than 20 years, I have been successfully standing up to the nation's largest insurance companies on behalf of people injured in maritime accidents, motor vehicle wrecks, nursing homes and in other accidents involving negligence or wrongdoing. I handle all personal injury cases on contingency: No recovery, no attorney fees. It's...
Kyle P. Polozola
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Lafayette Parish, LA Attorney with 23 years experience
(337) 235-2232 2020 W Pinhook Road
Suite 303
Lafayette, LA 70508
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Kyle Polozola is a partner in the Lafayette office of Kean Miller. He practices in the oil and gas, business and corporate, and real estate groups. Kyle has more than 21 years of experience handling complex oil and gas and commercial litigation disputes, environmental litigation, oil and gas transactional matters, including mineral title examination, due diligence, acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties, and energy regulatory matters. He represents lenders and business interests in commercial real estate matters, and assists clients with a variety of corporate and business transactional matters.

Following law school, Kyle clerked for the Hon. Catherine D....
Thomas V Alonzo
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Lafayette Parish, LA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(337) 704-2615 113 Jackson St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence and Medical Malpractice
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Thomas V. Alonzo handles serious personal injury claims and criminal defense matters including disabling injuries and wrongful death and all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. With 24 years of litigation and jury trial experience, Mr. Alonzo will use his extensive knowledge of the law to help you with your legal matter. Mr. Alonzo has offices in Jackson, Mississippi and Lafayette, Louisiana and is also licensed to practice in Georgia and Texas. Mr. Alonzo handles industrial accidents and catastrophic injuries in the Gulf South Region, including Jackson, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Oxford, Gulfport, Biloxi, Monroe, and all surrounding...
Kevin Reeve Duck
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Lafayette Parish, LA Attorney with 25 years experience
(337) 660-2699 5040 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
#200
Lafayette, LA 70508
Free ConsultationMaritime, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Born in Abbeville, Louisiana. 1994 Graduate of LSU Law Center. 20 years legal experience. Licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana. Focus is on civil litigation and areas of practice include Maritime, Auto Accidents, Truck Crashes and Products Liability claims.

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