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149 North New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433-3235Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 985-327-5266
Fax: 985-327-5252
Mobile: 985-778-1973
E-Mail: mail@truittlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Maritime Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Domestic Litigation
  • Louisiana and Federal Workers' Compensation
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About Us
The Truitt Law Firm was founded in 1997 by Jack E. (Bobby) Truitt after he had become a partner at a large defense firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm was founded with two other attorneys based upon the desire to service clients in a more effective and flexible manner. The Truitt Law Firm sets itself apart from "big downtown firms" by aggressively representing its clients, but without the overhead associated with plush offices and excessive support staff. Cost-consciousness is a goal that we share with our clients, and we work with our clients in keeping the rising costs of litigation down.

We are innovators in this area, and our long relationships with our clients is testimony to success in this aspect of representation.

We are trial attorneys. We do not subscribe to the stereotype of most lawyers who simply work a file, then settle it on the steps of the courthouse. Our record of "zero verdicts" and favorable results in hundreds of trials evidences our commitment to representing our clients effectively.

Moreover, our published cases demonstrate that we are equally effective on the appellate level. Our firm is composed of experienced attorneys, paralegals and secretaries. As with our clients, our staff members have remained loyal.
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Additional Locations
Metairie, Louisiana
433 Metairie Road, Suite 209
Metairie, Louisiana 70005
Telephone: 504-831-3393
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG Personal Lines GroupAtain Specialty Insurance Company
Crum & ForsterFarmers Insurance Group
Germania Select InsuranceLCI Workers' Compensation
RSUI Group, Inc.
Non-Insurance Clients
Belk, Inc.Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Darden RestaurantsFamily Dollar Stores, Inc.
FFE Transportation Services, Inc.Southern Cleaning Services, Inc.
Stage Stores, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Managing Partner
Jack E. "Bobby" Truitt
Covington, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • NRRDA
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
Perez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 608 So.2d 1006 (La. 11/30/92); Verret v. Tonti Management Corp., 662 So.2d 480 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/28/95); Bungart v. K-mart Corp., 668 So.2d 1335 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2/23/96); Fisher v. Walgreen Louisiana Corp., Inc., 746 So.2d 161 (La. App. 5th Cir. 10/13/99); Wainwright v. Fontenot, 774 So.2d 70 (La. 10/17/00); Griffin v. K-Mart Corp., 776 So.2d 1226 (La. App. 5th Cir. 11/28/00); Dodson v. Kmart Corp., 891 So.2d 789 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/22/04); Bailey v. Walgreen Co., 891 So.2d 1268 (La. 1/20/05)
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1987
Honors:
2011 Leadership in Law Class (Member); 2012 Super Lawyer
Born:1962
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Partner
Pamela S. Chehardy
Covington, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1995
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and Covington Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.A., 1990
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 1994
Born:1968
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Of Counsel
Arthur J. Brewster
Covington, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.A., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1987
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi
Born:1962
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Associates
Amber Mitchell
Covington, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004
Memberships:
  • Twenty-Second Judicial District Court Bar Association
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1998
  • Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business, M.S., 2000
  • Southern University Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 2003
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Peter Gahagan
Covington, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2012
Memberships:
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2010
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High Profile Cases
Farber v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Ins. Co., 561 So.2d 951 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/15/90)

Hughes v. Gulf Intern., 593 So.2d 776 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1/16/92)

Perez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 608 So.2d 1006 (La. 11/30/92)

Duckett v. K-Mart Corp., 645 So.2d 621 (La. 10/17/94)

Verret v. Tonti Management Corp., 662 So.2d 480 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/28/95)

Bungart v. K-mart Corp., 668 So.2d 1335 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2/23/96)

Smith v. K-Mart Corp., 712 So.2d 1042 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/20/98)

Payne v. Tonti Realty Corp., 714 So.2d 1271, 98-76 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/30/98)

Bonck v. K-Mart Corp., 733 So.2d 1277 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/19/99)

Fisher v. Walgreen Louisiana Corp., Inc., 746 So.2d 161 (La. App. 5th Cir. 10/13/99)

Hall v. K-Mart, 755 So.2d 1020 (La. App. 4th Cir. 3/1/00)

Billiot v. K-Mart Corp., 764 So.2d 329 (La. App. 1st Cir. 6/23/00)

Wainwright v. Fontenot, 774 So.2d 70 (La. 10/17/00)

Griffin v. K-Mart Corp., 776 So.2d 1226 (La. App. 5th Cir. 11/28/00)

Smith v. Walgreen Drug Store, 2003 WL 22427980 (E.D.La. 10/24/03)

Lousteau v. Kmart Corp., 871 So.2d 618 (La. App. 5th Cir. 3/30/04)

Dodson v. Kmart Corp., 891 So.2d 789 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/22/04)

Bailey v. Walgreen Co., 891 So.2d 1268 (La. 1/20/05)
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