Gregory P. Aycock is an accomplished trial lawyer capable of successfully representing clients in the courtroom. Greg's court results reflect that he has no hesitation in trying cases that cannot be successfully resolved. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict in federal and state court.

Biography

Gregory (Greg) Aycock's practice focuses on the representation and counseling of insurance companies in liability and property coverage disputes and bad faith claims on both commercial and residential properties.  His work involves pre-litigation counseling, the taking of examinations under oath, guiding insurers through the appraisal process, as well as litigation, including depositions of fact and expert witnesses, motion practice, mediations, jury and bench trials, and appellate practice.

Greg is an accomplished litigator.  His litigation practice includes the defense, prosecution, and jury and bench trials of complex casualty and personal injury litigation, maritime, products liability, and railroad litigation.  He has extensive experience in the courtroom in connection with related litigation involving automobile, commercial general liability, maritime, premise liability, and property claims.  His product liability experience includes defending scaffolding, motorcycle helmet, and valve manufacturers in claims filed under the Louisiana Products Liability Act.  Greg's railroad experience includes defending railroad clients in crossing accidents and claims filed by employees under the Federal Employers Liability Act involving both traumatic injuries and a variety of occupational injuries including repetitive stress and asbestos and silica expsoure.

Greg has significant knowledge and experience regarding the complex issues related to medical causation resulting from catastrophic personal injury claims and lawsuits.  Specifically, he has conducted numerous discovery and video trial depositions of various medical experts such as orthopedic surgeons, neuropsychiatrists, pain management physicians, primary care and internal medicine physicians, neurologists, radiologists, and ophthalmologists.  Greg has also conducted the direct and cross examination of these various medical specialties before jury and bench trials in federal and state courts.  In addition to medical experts, Greg has extensive experience with liability, biomechanical, economic, and vocational rehabilitation experts. 

Greg is a member of the Louisiana State, District of Columbia, Missouri, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Louisiana and all Louisiana state courts, the courts of the District of Columbia, the state courts of Missouri, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. 

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained defense verdict in federal jury trial on behalf of national home improvement and hardware retailer in premises liability litigation resulting from slip and fall in the Middle District of Louisiana;
  • Lead jury trial counsel for railroad in FELA casualty case involving a catastrophic leg crush injury in the United States Eastern District of Louisiana;
  • Lead jury trial counsel and obtained successful jury verdicts for various insurance companies and its insureds in claims of serious bodily injuries arising out of vehicular accidents;
  • Successfully obtained directed verdict in jury trial in a matter filed under Louisiana's uninsured/underinsured motorist statute in the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge;
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal for railroad arising out of 18-wheeler accident in West Baton Rouge where the plaintiff alleged the crew failed to properly sound the horn and train was traveling at an excessive speed;
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal for a motorcycle helmet manufacturer in a matter filed under the Louisiana Products Liability Act in the 27th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Landry;
  • Successfully defended New Orleans building owner involving catastrophic injuries resulting from an elevator malfunction in the Eastern District of Louisiana;
  • Defended major maritime rental supply company in personal injury litigation arising from oilfield operations on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Western District of Louisiana;
  • Defended scaffolding company in personal injury litigation resulting from scaffolding failure on an oil rig platform located in the Gulf of Mexico in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Presentations

  • Preparing for the Plaintiff's Expert Deposition, Association of Equipment Manufacturers Products Liability Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, April 2010
  • Case Assessment, Unitrin Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, February 2012
  • Litigation 101, Unitrin Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, April 2012
  • Advanced Strategies for Success in Mediation, Kemper Insurance Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 2013
  • Litigation 101, Hanover Insurance Company, Richmond, Virginia, February 2013
  • Intersession, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2010 and 2011

Community Involvement

  • Washington University Alumni Parents & Admission Program
  • St. Aloysius Parish Fair Beverage Committee (Chairperson, 2005 to 2014)
  • St. Aloysius Parish Fair Entertainment Committee (Chairperson, 2013 to 2015)

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