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I am a trial lawyer, which means I welcome the opportunity to be on my feet trying cases before juries and judges as I efficiently guide my clients through even the most complex and challenging matters. I have tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict in federal and state court, with results that I believe reflect my willingness to dig deeply into the specifics of every case and devote the meticulous attention to detail and intense focus that lead to successful outcomes. I never hesitate to try cases that cannot or should not be resolved otherwise.

Overview

Greg is no stranger to high-stakes litigation, and clients appreciate his dedication to helping them succeed in even the most challenging cases. He tries cases and leads defense teams in a wide range of matters, including claims of personal injury, product liability, construction defect and more.

An accomplished litigator in personal injury cases, Greg has experience before juries and benches in both federal and state courts defending catastrophic injury claims related to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and neck injuries, severe burn injuries, bone fractures and others. For example, he served as lead jury trial counsel and obtained successful jury verdicts for various insurance companies and their insureds in claims of serious bodily injuries arising out of vehicular accidents. Greg’s extensive knowledge of the intricate medical causation issues arising from catastrophic personal injury claims proves invaluable in mounting a successful defense.

In preparation for trial, Greg has conducted numerous discovery and video trial depositions of medical experts in nearly every specialty, including emergency room physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, otolaryngologists, pain management physicians, primary care and internal medicine physicians, psychiatrists and radiologists. He is also well-versed in direct and cross examination of these medical specialists. Furthermore, Greg has significant experience working with liability, biomechanical, economic and vocational rehabilitation experts.

In addition to his personal injury defense, Greg’s product liability experience includes defending manufacturers of motorcycle helmets, pesticides, scaffolding and valves against claims under the Louisiana Products Liability Act. In each case, the in-depth product knowledge Greg acquires has proven to be a valuable asset in high-exposure product liability cases, as he deposes plaintiffs, fact witnesses, experts and corporate representatives in motion practice and trial preparation.

Another significant part of Greg’s practice is construction litigation, with an emphasis on defending general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect cases, including claims regarding design, structure, moisture intrusion and flooding.

Outside the Office

When not practicing law, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, photography, attending concerts and collecting vinyl records.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1994

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute

Community Affiliations

  • 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)

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Inside New Orleans Readers’ Favorite, “Elite Lawyers” Edition – Construction Law (2022-2023)
  • Finalist, Washington University School of Law Client Counseling Competition

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

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