We fight for justice for the injured and the wronged.

Your focus should be recovery: our focus is helping you get there.

There are three important things that we strive to give back to every injured client we have represented:

  • Time: Your time should be spent on family, friends, and earning a living. Let us handle months of work organizing your records, researching law, and handling the claim with the insurance company and their attorneys.
  • Health: Your health moving forward should be your focus, we can help get you what you need.
  • Financial security: Deductibles and medical costs alone can upend your life. We will help you manage these costs so you get the best treatment, best recovery, and get back on your feet.

Do you want to know if you have a case? 

We offer free consultations. Schedule a time to come in and judge our work for yourself.

We represent individuals and/or their family members in the following matters:

  • Unexpected death: Louisiana law protects the families of people who lose their lives in tragic accidents by allowing them to pursue wrongful death and survival actions to be compensated for their loss.
  • Car crashes: Car accidents happen every day, and the odds are that most people will be involved in an auto accident at some point in their lives.
  • Truck crashes: Commercial truck accidents lead to some of the most devastating injuries and claim thousands of lives each year.
  • Motorcycle crashes: Even when motorcycle riders do everything to protect themselves on the road, they are still at the mercy of other drivers and suffer severe injuries when they are involved in accidents.
  • Bicycle crashes: Laws protect cyclists and give them many rights on the roads, but they are still far too often the victims of motorists who fail to share the road with them.
  • Offshore accidents: Offshore and maritime workers are vital to a number of different industries, such as energy and transportation, but nevertheless face grave dangers in their jobs.
  • Maritime accidents: Maritime law protects not only injured offshore workers but also others who are hurt while offshore or on navigable waterways.
  • Industrial accidents: People who work in plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities are exposed to risks on a daily basis from the equipment, chemicals, and other tools used in industrial operations.
  • Work accidents: On the job injuries happen frequently and occur in virtually any line of work.
  • Tourist accidents: Millions of people visit New Orleans every year, and many of those people will suffer some sort of injury while they are in the city, whether from motorists, building conditions, poor hotel security, or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Know your rights as an employee

All people have the right to be paid fair wages for all of their work performed, and the right to work in a place free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

Unfortunately, this does not happen for everyone. Some employers do not know or follow the law. Even worse, some will present a myriad of excuses for unlawfully mistreating you. Confidentially contacting an attorney is one of the best ways to understand your rights as a hard-working individual seeking fair treatment.

If you have questions or concerns about these rights and would like to know more, please contact us for more information!

Wage and overtime fast facts

  • Hourly employees are owed overtime wages (150% of your regular rate) for hours worked over 40 hours per week
  • All employees are entitled to the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher
  • Unless exempt, you must be paid for all hours that you are expected and/or required to work
  • You may be entitled to all of your back wages for the last 3 years, including liquidated damages (all of your owed wages multiplied by 2), your attorney fees, and possible other damages
  • Your employer cannot force, contract, or ask you in advance to waive your rights in applicable overtime laws
  • Many employers misclassify their workers–sometimes on purpose–in violation of these laws
  • Your salary, job title, and job description have little–if anything–to do with your exemption status for fair wages. It is what you do that matters.
  • Some “managers” and “vice-presidents” are not exempt and are owed back wages.
  • Wage payment laws are often violated with regard to “independent contractors” as well. Determining the relationship between the employer/employee/independent contractor relationship is important in determining your rights.
  • You should be paid for all work expected of you–whether on or off the clock, out of the office, pre-shift and post-shift, and travel times.
  • You have a right to be paid timely and in full.
  • It is unlawful for any employer to retaliate, or take adverse action against any you or any employee, who seeks to enforce their rights under these laws.

Employment/Workplace violations

  • You cannot be fired or treated adversely because of your age, gender, race, religion, disability, etc.
  • Harassment (sexual or otherwise) can come from a fellow worker, customer, or supervisor/manager.
  • Your employer has a duty to properly investigate complaints of labor violations.
  • You cannot be fired or treated adversely because you have complained about any unlawful actions of your employer.
  • It is extremely important to document all occurrences, complaints, developments, etc. concerning any potential labor violations.
  • You cannot be forced to work in a “hostile work environment,” which can be created by severe or pervasive continued conduct that no reasonable person should endure.
  • Not accommodating a medical condition–when reasonable to do so–is likely a violation of the law.
  • Not paying your final wages timely, including PTO (paid time off), vacation, ETO (earned time off), is against the law and could entitle you to penalties.

Contact us if you believe your employer has unfairly treated you.

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Equality and justice for all workers

Nothing is perfect, including our justice system and the laws that govern. Because we live in this imperfect system, we must be vigilant and active to ensure life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness is in no way unlawfully infringed. 

Our flawed system leaves some needing help and representation in deprivation of their basic freedoms. Unfortunately, there are also times where those we have entrusted to provide and protect our basic freedoms and rights are the very ones who unlawfully abuse that power and our trust. Confidentially contacting an attorney is one of the best ways to understand your civil rights as an employee and ensure fair treatment.

Our civil rights go much deeper than the 1964 Civil Rights Act (landmark civil rights and labor law) outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin. Civil rights actions include protecting individual constitutional rights, especially as it relates to our justice system, under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

We have represented clients in several civil rights areas

  • who have been wrongfully convicted, imprisoned, and later exonerated,
  • who have been deprived of their due process and other rights in the criminal justice system,
  • who have suffered civil rights violations under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972,
  • who have experienced unfair and unequal labor practices and discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (and all applicable state laws),
  • in several other Section 1983 claims for deprivation of individual civil rights.

If you have questions or concerns about these rights and would like to know more, please contact us for more information!

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