Over 34 years as a civil attorney handling construction, insurance, negligence and products liability matters. Practice in construction law (60%), representing architects, engineers, designers, sureties and insurers involved in public and private (commercial, industrial and residential) projects. In addition, practice in negligence (20%), representing both plaintiffs (10%) and insurance carriers (90%). As Professor of Law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, teaches evidence, torts, products liability, ADR, and criminal law and procedure.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law – Adams and Reese Distinguished Professor of Law; Courses taught include Sports Law, Torts, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Insurance Law, and Lawyering II (Appellate Advocacy)
Professor of Law, Loyola University, 1992-present; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1989-92; Of Counsel/Associate, Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, 1986-89; Electrical Engineer, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), 1982-83.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience
Since becoming a neutral in 1990, has mediated and arbitrated over one thousand cases of all types, including class actions, labor and employment, multi-party, complex, maritime, domestic relations, personal injury, race, gender and sex discrimination, slip and fall, products liability, auto collision, premises liability, workers’ compensation, business, property, construction, crop insurance, contract, malpractice, and insurance. Since 1991, has arbitrated construction disputes involving contract terms and conditions, change orders, delays, design defects and defective construction. ADR Task Force member for the Pilot Mediation Program of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana.