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201 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-5100
Telephone: 504-582-8000
Fax: 504-582-8583
E-Mail: info@joneswalker.com
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Established: 1937

Practice Areas
  • Accountants
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Cargo
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Disability
  • Employment Law
  • Energy
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • ERISA
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Motor Carriers
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Jones Walker LLP is one of the largest law firms in the southeastern U.S. serving local, regional, national, and international business interests in a wide range of markets and industries. We are committed to providing proactive legal services to major multinational, public, and private corporations; Fortune® 500 companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family and emerging businesses located in the U.S. and abroad.
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Additional Locations
Mobile, Alabama
RSA Battle House Tower
11 North Water Street, Suite 1200
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Telephone: 251-432-1414
Fax: 251-433-4106
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Telephone: 225-248-2000
Fax: 225-248-2010
Lafayette, Louisiana
600 Jefferson Street, Suite 1600
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Telephone: 337-593-7600
Fax: 337-593-7601
Birmingham, Alabama
One Federal Place
1819 5th Avenue North, Suite 1100
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Telephone: 205-244-5200
Fax: 205-244-5400
Jackson, Mississippi
190 East Capitol Street, Suite 800
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Telephone: 601-949-4900
Fax: 601-949-4804
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Aetna Casualty and Surety CompanyAIPSO
American Fidelity Assurance CompanyAmerisafe Insurance Group
AMEX Life Assurance CompanyAssuranceAmerica Insurance Company
Bankers Life Insurance CompanyBituminous Casualty Corporation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LouisianaCanal Insurance Company
Carolina Casualty Insurance CompanyClarendon National Insurance Company
CNA Insurance CompaniesComprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association
Continental Casualty CompanyFarm Bureau Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance ExchangeFarmers Insurance Group
Fidelity National FinancialFireman's Fund Insurance Company
Fred Loya InsuranceGeorgia Casualty & Surety Company
Great West Casualty CompanyGuaranty National Insurance Company
The HartfordHealthMarkets, Inc.
Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance CompanyInfinity Property & Casualty Group
International Marine UnderwritersJohn Deere Insurance Company
Life Insurance Company of AlabamaLincoln National Life Insurance Company
Lumbermen's Underwriting AllianceMagna Insurance Company
The Medical Protective CompanyThe MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company
MGA Insurance Company, Inc.Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
Mississippi Life and Health Insurance Guaranty AssociationNorthbrook Property and Casualty Insurance Company
North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance GroupNutmeg Insurance Company
OneBeacon InsurancePenn National Insurance
Progressive Insurance GroupProgressive Security Insurance Company
Property Casualty Insurers Association of AmericaProvidence Washington Insurance Company
Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaReassure America Life Insurance Company
Ross & Yerger Insurance AgencySafeco Insurance Company of America
South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance CompanyTransamerica Life Insurance Company
The Travelers Companies, Inc.Travelers Property Casualty Corporation
USAgencies Casualty Insurance Company, Inc.Versant Life Insurance Company
Wausau General Insurance CompanyWestern Heritage Insurance Company
Western and Southern Life Insurance CompanyXL Insurance Company, Ltd.
Non-Insurance Clients
Apache Corporation
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
L. Etienne Balart
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:ebalart@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1997
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.A., 1994
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1997
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Robert B. Bieck, Jr.
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:rbieck@joneswalker.com
Practice Areas
  • Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1977
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia, 1992
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section Committees: Directors and Officers, Insurance Liability, Broker-Dealer Litigation, Public Offering Litigation, Business Law; Federal Regulation of Securities; Civil Litigation and Enforcement Matters Subcommittee, Business and Corporate Litigation and Criminal Laws)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Securities Industry Association (Legal and Compliance Division)
  • National Association of Compliance Professionals
Education:
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Nebraska, B.A., 1974
  • Texas Tech University, J.D. (with high honors), 1977
Language:
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
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Madeleine Fischer
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:mfischer@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1975
  • Texas, 1992
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Vice Chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Louisiana State and New Orleans (Past Chair, Insurance Law Committee) Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (Past President)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Past Board Member)
Education:
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1972
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1975
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Covert J. Geary
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:cgeary@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1984
  • District of Columbia, 1991
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation: Torts and Insurance and Natural Resources Law; Past Chair, Life Insurance Law Committee)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Life, Health and Disability Insurance Committee)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S. (cum laude), 1980
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984
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Glenn G. Goodier
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:ggoodier@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1971
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Board of Directors, 2002-2005)
  • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.B.A., 1970
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1971
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Marc C. Hebert
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:mhebert@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1994
  • Virginia, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1991
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • The George Washington University, LL.M., 1996
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Thomas P. Hubert
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:thubert@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1989
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • Trinity University, B.S., 1986
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1989
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R. Scott Jenkins
New Orleans, LA
Years of Experience:23
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1994
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State, and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1991
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1994
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Robert T. Lemon, II
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:blemon@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • Texas, 2004
Memberships:
  • Federal, American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Society of International Law
  • Average Adjusters Association of the United States
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Education:
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 1975
  • Tulane University, J.D. (cum laude), 1980
  • University of London, University College Faculty of Laws, LL.M. (cum laude), 1981
  • Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1984
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Joseph J. Lowenthal, Jr.
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:jlowenthal@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
Memberships:
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (President, 1989-1990)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.A. (cum laude), 1976
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1979
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Christopher S. Mann
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:cmann@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1999
  • Texas, 2008
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1994
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1999
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Jefferson R. Tillery
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:jtillery@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1986
Memberships:
  • Federal and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1983
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1986
Honors:
Order of the Coif
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Jarred G. Trauth
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:jtrauth@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2001
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1996
  • Loyola University, J.D., 2000
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Richard J. Tyler
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:rtyler@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Louisiana, 1983
  • Texas, 2004
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry, Governing Committee, 2009; Chair Division 3 Design Steering Committee, 2006-2008); Litigation Section (Program Co-Chair, Construction Litigation Committee, 2001-2009)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 1978
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1981
  • Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop, 2008
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Robert L. Walsh
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:rwalsh@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1986
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State (Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee) and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (Past President)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Education:
  • Spring Hill College, B.A./B.S. (summa cum laude), 1982
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1986
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Edward Dirk Wegmann
New Orleans, LA
E-Mail:dwegmann@joneswalker.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
Memberships:
  • Federal and American Bar Associations
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Sections: Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice; Construction; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1977
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979
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William P. Wynne
New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2000
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2003
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Wayne G. Zeringue Jr.
New Orleans, LA
Practice Areas
  • Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
Additional Biographical Details:
Navy League
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.S., 1983
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 1987
Born:1961
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