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2001 MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 318-445-6471
Fax: 318-445-6476
www.goldweems.com
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Client Information
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6118, Alexandria, LA 71307-6118
Established: 1950

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Indian Law
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Litigation
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About Us
Since 1950 the Gold Firm has molded solutions for the businesses and the people of the Central South. Vision, strong relationships and commitment to excellence are our hallmarks. As one of the state's largest and most diversified law firms outside New Orleans, Gold Weems has achieved and maintained its preeminent position in the Louisiana legal community through the quality and dedication of its members and staff. Uncompromising standards are reflected in the ability and integrity of these professionals. The approach of the Gold Firm to the practice of law seeks to ensure that each client is served not by a single lawyer, but by firm-wide resources and expertise. The availability of counsel with training and experience in areas of specialization, each committed to analyzing a problem from the client's perspective, assures the efficient achievement of that objective.
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Client Information
Local Counsel For
American International Group, Inc.American National Property and Casualty Company
Chubb GroupDanube Insurance, Limited
Design Professionals Insurance CompanyThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Gulf Insurance CompanyKelsey Hayes Company
Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Rapides Foundation
Rapides Regional Medical CenterRed River Waterway Commission
RoyOMartin Lumber Company, Inc.Shelter Mutual Insurance Company
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Charles S. Weems, III
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:cweems@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1969
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer: Expropriation (1983), Commercial Litigation (1987), Evidence (1991), Director and Officer Liability (1991-1992), Business Organizations for the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (1993, 1996)
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Chair, 1976-1977; President, 1996-1997; Board of Governors, 1990-1992, 1995-1998)
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • American Society of Hospital Attorneys of the American Hospital Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association (Bank Counsel Section)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Board of Directors, 1995-1998)
  • Louisiana State Law Institute (Council)
  • Secretary of State's Commission on Corporations (Advisory Committee)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Louisiana Bankers Association (Bank Counsel Section)
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Louisiana State University and A. & M. College (Board of Supervisors; Member 1991-; Chairman, 1998-2000)
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Master of the Bench)
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Tax Attorney, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.S., 1965
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1969
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif
Law Review:
Editor-In-Chief: Louisiana Law Review
Born:1943
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Henry B. Bruser, III
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:hbruser@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1969
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
Additional Biographical Details:
Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf South Region, 1991-1997; Adjunct Instructor in Trial Advocacy, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1991-1997; Lecturer, "Effective Civil Jury Trial Techniques for the Defense," 1977-1978, & "Judges & Lawyers Cooperating & Coping," 1988; Program Chair, "Insurance Hot Spots," 1996; "Trying a Case in Louisiana and All That Jazz - Demonstrations Cross-Examination of Plaintiff's Doctor," for the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1998; Lecturer, Loyola School of Law, Continuing Legal Education, "Evidence: The Concepts of Relevancy and Foundation and How to Establish Them," 1991, and "The Law of Automobile Accident Reconstruction in the 1990's," 1990; Lecture/Demonstration, Louisiana State University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, "Cross-Examination of Plaintiff's Neurosurgeon and Economist in a Personal Injury Case," 1989
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Sections: Litigation, Tort and Insurance Law)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Sections: Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law, Civil Law, Litigation; Environmental Law; Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law)
  • Alexandria (President, 1983-1984) and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors, 1986-1988, 1990-1998; President, 1997; Faculty, Trial Academy, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997)
  • Louisiana City Attorneys Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (President, 1993-1994; Master of the Bench)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.S., 1965
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1969
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to E. Gordon West, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1968-1969
Honors:
Winner, 1966-1967, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition
Born:1942
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Eugene J. Sues
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:gsues@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1970
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1970
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer, "Workers' Compensation: Plaintiff and Defense Viewpoints," 1991, for the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State (Sections: Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law) and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys of the Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Master of the Bench, Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.S., 1966
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1970
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Second Circuit, 1970-1971
Military:
Capt. JAGC, U.S. Army, 1970-1974
Born:1944
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Edward E. Rundell
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:erundell@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Texas, 1970
  • Louisiana, 1974
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1970
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1974
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer, "The Use of Documentary Evidence at Trial," Tulane University School of Law, Mastering the Evidence, 4th Trial by Masters, Tulane University School of Law, 1991, 1992; "Recent Developments in Insurance Law," Summer School for Lawyers, Issues and Trends in Insurance Law, 1992; "Using the Evidence in Opening Statement," Loyola University School of Law, Seventh Annual Evidence Law Conference, 1992-1995; "Opening Statement and Closing Argument," "Back to the Future: A New Look at the Old Principles of Persuasion," LSBA Young Lawyers Section, CLE in Grand Cayman, 1992; "The Use of Deposition at Trial," National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1992; "Persuasive Speaking," LSBA Young Lawyers Section, Walkin' to New Orleans Delta Conference, 1993; "Persuasive Speaking," Young Lawyers Division Southern Regional Affiliate Meeting, 1993; "Preparation of the Client for a Discovery Deposition," Crossroads American Inn of Court, 1993; "Armed and Dangerous: Preparing Yourself and Your Client for the Deposition," Depositions from A-Z, LSBA, 1994; "How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Closing Argument in a Jury Trial," Louisiana Department of Justice, Litigation Division B.R., Fall Trial Tactics Seminar, 1995; "Life on the High Wire - The Duty to Defend in LA," LADC N.O., 1995; "Life on the High Wire-the Duty to Defend in LA," 1995; "Don't Gamble on Opening Statement and Closing Argument," Young Lawyers Section, The Central LA Pro Bono Project, 1995
Memberships:
  • Federal and American (Sections: Tort and Insurance Practice, Litigation) Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas (College of the State Bar of Texas, 1994-1996)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Sections on: Insurance Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law; Civil Law and Litigation)
  • Fifth Federal Circuit and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Faculty, Trial Academy, 1991)
  • The Defense Research Institute, Inc. (Product Liability Advisory Counsel)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Faculty, Gulf Coast, New Orleans, 1992-2002)
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Master of the Bench)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Publications:
  • Contributing Author: "Opening Statement and Closing Argument," Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Product Liability Trial Notebook, 1991
Education:
  • Louisiana College
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1965
  • Louisiana Tech University, M.A., 1966
  • The University of Texas, Ph.D., 1973
  • The University of Texas, J.D., 1970
Born:1944
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Robert G. Nida
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:rnida@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1978
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Sections: General Practice, Real Property Probate and Trust Law, Litigation)
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Bankers Association (Bank Counsel Section)
Education:
  • Northwestern State University, B.S., 1969
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1978
Fraternity Information:
Phi Kappa Phi
Law Review:
Louisiana Law Review
Born:1947
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Sam N. Poole, Jr.
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:spoole@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1979
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1976
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1979
Fraternity Information:
Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi
Law Review:
Louisiana Law Review
Born:1954
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Randall L. Wilmore
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:rwilmore@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1987
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Sections: Civil Law and Litigation; Corporation and Business Law; Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law; Consumer Protection, Lender Liability, and Bankruptcy Law)
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Barrister)
Publications:
  • Author: "The Right of Passage for the Benefit of an Enclosed Estate," 47 Louisiana Law Review 199, 1986
Education:
  • Centenary College, B.S., 1984
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1987
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Louisiana Law Review
Born:1961
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Dorrell J. Brister
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:dbrister@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Texas, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer, "Selected Areas of Finance Under Chapter 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code," Louisiana State University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, 1991; "General Information Scope and Nature of Secured Transactions," 1989; "Agricultural and Timber Financing," Southern University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, 1990
Memberships:
  • Federal and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas (Sections: Real Estate, Probate and Trust, and Taxation Law)
  • Louisiana State (Sections: Corporation and Business Law; Taxation; Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law)
  • Alexandria Bar Association (Chair, 1989-1990; Young Lawyers Section Bench Bar Conference Committee; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1990-1991; Nominating Committee, 1991-1992; Treasurer, 1994-1996; Vice-President, 1999-2000; President, 2000-2001)
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Louisiana Commercial Law Committee
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Alexandria Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Louisiana Society of Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Barrister)
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Tax Attorney, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.S., 1972
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, M.S., 1977
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1987
Fraternity Information:
Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Co-Winner, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition
Born:1940
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Gregory B. Upton
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:gupton@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1985
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review, 1985
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1982
  • Tulane University, J.D. (cum laude), 1985
  • The George Washington University, LL.M., 1991
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Judge F.A. Little, Jr., U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1985-1986
Military:
Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1986-1991
Born:1960
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Randall M. Seeser
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:rseeser@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1990
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1990
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (High School Essay Contest Committee, 1991-1993; Sections: Civil Law and Litigation, Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law)
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.S., 1987
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 1990
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Justice James L. Dennis, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1990-1991
Born:1964
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Michael J. O'Shee
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:mo'shee@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Sections: Civil Law and Litigation; Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law)
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Master of the Bench)
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1976
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979
Born:1954
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Brandon A. Sues
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:bsues@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1998
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Alexandria Bar Association (Young Lawyers Council, 1999-2001; Treasurer, 2000-2001; Chair-Elect, 2001-2002)
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Associate)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1994
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1997
Born:1972
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Trevor S. Fry
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:tfry@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2000
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2000
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville (Associate)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1996
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, J.D., 2000
Born:1974
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Bradley L. Drell
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:bdrell@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1996
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, B.A., 1993
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1996
Born:1971
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Steven M. Oxenhandler
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:soxenhandler@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2002
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2003
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S. (cum laude), 1977
  • Florida Atlantic University, M.P.A. (magna cum laude), 1985
  • University of Miami, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2001
Language:
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Born:1954
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Stephen A. LaFleur
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:slafleur@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1975
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2003
Born:1953
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Heather M. Mathews
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:hmathews@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2005
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • Tulane University, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Kay H. Michiels
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:kmichiels@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance
  • Public Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Louisiana Board of Ethics
  • Supervisory Committee for Campaign Finance
Education:
  • Northwestern State University, B.A., 1976
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 1987
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Leslie E. Halle
Alexandria, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S.A., 2007
  • Paul M Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University, J.D./G.D.C.L., 2010
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Mary L. Doggett, Judge, Ninth Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana (2010-2011)
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Jonathan D. Stokes
Alexandria, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of Kansas
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits
Education:
  • Louisiana College, B.A., 1998
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2010
Law Review:
Editor-in-Chief, Washburn Law Journal
Honors:
Recipient, 2009 GNIP/GNOP Excellence in Legal Writing Award for Best Comment
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Associates
B. Gene Taylor, III
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:gtaylor@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Public Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
Additional Biographical Details:
Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant to Professor Jeffrey J. Jackson
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
Education:
  • Louisiana College, B.A., 2007
  • Mississippi College, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2010
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
Honors:
Best Oralist Award at the 2009 Pace National Environmental Competition; Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in Commercial Paper, Domestic Relations, Judicial Administration, Capital Puunishment, Federal Indian Law and Ethics; Awarded the 2009 Litigation Section of the Mississippi Bar Scholarship
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Joshua J. Dara, Jr.
Alexandria, LA
Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance
  • Public Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Finance, 2010
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./G.D.C.L., 2014
Honors:
Recognized for Outstanding Advocacy Skills in LSU's NITA Trial Advocacy Program
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Allison Johnson
Alexandria, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
Education:
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2009
  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport, M.H.A. (magna cum laude), 2010
  • Mississippi College Jackson School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2014
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Evelyn I. Breithaupt
Alexandria, LA
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
Education:
  • Louisiana College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2010
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Martha R. Crenshaw
Alexandria, LA
Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Insurance Defense
  • Public Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2001
  • Tennessee, 2006
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
Education:
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, B.A. Physiology (magna cum laude), 1998
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 2001
Law Review:
Senior Editor, Louisiana State University Law Review Board of Editors (2000-2001)
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Lori R. Dowell
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:ldowell@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate Disputes & Expropriation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2016
Education:
  • Rhodes College, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • Tulane University, M.A., 2009
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2016
Language:
  • Spanish
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Katilyn M. Hollowell
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:khollowell@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2017
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2014
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L. (summa cum laude), 2017
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Chelsea M. Tanner
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:ctanner@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Reorganization
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2017
Education:
  • University of Dallas, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2012
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2016
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Counsel
Sarah Spruill Couvillon
Alexandria, LA
E-Mail:scouvillon@goldweems.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Alexandria Bar Associations
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Legal Association of Women
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Health Law Association
Education:
  • Louisiana College, B.S., 2001
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Of Counsel
F. A. Little, Jr.
Alexandria, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1961
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, First and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A. Accounting, 1958
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D./LL.M., 1961
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