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201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 4000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4000Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 504-582-1111
Fax: 504-582-1121
www.gordonarata.com
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Established: 1970

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Reinsurance
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Law
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Antitrust
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About Us
Gordon Arata has attorneys in one Texas and two Louisiana offices. The Firm's lawyers serve clients locally, regionally, and nationally and provide services across a wide range of industries aligned with the Firm's offices along the Gulf Coast.
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Additional Locations
Lafayette, Louisiana
400 East Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 4200
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508-8517
Telephone: 337-237-0132
Fax: 337-237-3451
Houston, Texas
1980 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77056
Telephone: 713-333-5500
Fax: 713-333-5501
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
First American Title Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Universal Health Services, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Members
Steven W. Copley
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-569-1648
E-Mail:scopley@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 2006
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Springfield, B.A., 1976
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1985
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Martin E. Landrieu
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-582-1832
E-Mail:mlandrieu@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Class Actions
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1988
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1985
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1988
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Tina Crawford White
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-569-1895
E-Mail:twhite@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Corporate Law
  • Class Actions
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Appellate
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1994
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1986
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1994
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Terrence K. Knister
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-569-1865
E-Mail:tknister@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Employment Law
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Class Actions
Admitted
  • Mississippi, 1981
  • Louisiana
Education:
  • The University of Mississippi, B.P.A., 1978
  • The University of Mississippi, J.D., 1981
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Fernand L. Laudumiey IV
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-569-1660
E-Mail:flaudumiey@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Bankruptcy
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1992
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1996
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Michael E. Botnick
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-679-9814
E-Mail:mbotnick@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Construction Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1975
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, 1972
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1975
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Phillip J. Antis
New Orleans, LA
Telephone:504-569-1864
E-Mail:pantis@gordonarata.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Appellate
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2004
Education:
  • James Madison University, B.M., 1997
  • Tulane University, J.D. (cum laude), 2004
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