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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


102 Versailles Boulevard, Suite 400, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 94-C, Lafayette, LA 70509

Established: 1980

Practice Areas

  • Litigation

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About Us

Preis PLC is a regional defense law firm with offices in Lafayette, New Orleans and Houston which provide legal representation along the entire Gulf Coast. We have built a reputation over approximately 40 years of aggressively defending both domestic and international clients through trial and appellate proceedings.

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Additional Locations

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Pan American Life Center, Suite 1700
  • 601 Poydras Street
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
    • Telephone: 504-581-6062
    • Fax: 504-522-9129
  • Houston, Texas
  • Weslayan Tower, Suite 2050
  • 24 Greenway Plaza
  • Houston, Texas 77046
    • Telephone: 713-355-6062
    • Fax: 713-572-9129

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • American Bureau of Shipping
  • American Club
  • Badger Oil Corporation
  • Calypso Exploration, LLC/Stephens Production Company
  • Fluid Crane & Construction, Inc.
  • G & M Marine, Inc.
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department
  • Mitchell Lift Boats LLC
  • Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Orion Marine Group, Inc.
  • Petroleum Engineers, Inc.
  • Riceland Petroleum Company
  • Transocean, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • WHC Energy Services, LLC

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Charmaine B. Borne

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2015
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2010
  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L., 2015

Born: 1988

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John F. Colowich

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Florida, 1993
Education:
  • Georgetown University, B.A. (cum laude), 1974
  • The George Washington University, M.A., 1976
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1979

Born: 1952

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Andree N. Comeaux

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2018
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2015
  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L., 2018

Born: 1993

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Daryl J. Daigle

New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1988
  • Texas, 1994
  • Mississippi, 2010
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1984
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1988

Born: 1962

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J. Megan Daily

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2017
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2012
  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L. (cum laude), 2017

Born: 1989

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William W. Fitzgerald

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 2003
Education:
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake, B.S., 1999
  • South Texas College, J.D., 2002

Born: 1966

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Robert M. Kallam

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1990
  • Texas, 2002
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1987
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990

Born: 1965

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Karnina D. King

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
Education:
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2008
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, M.B.A., 2009
  • Southern University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014

Born: 1987

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Catherine M. Landry

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1998
  • Texas, 2004
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A. (cum laude), 1995
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1998

Born: 1973

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Brian J. Lindsey

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
Education:
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S., 2004
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2014

Born: 1980

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F. Douglas Ortego

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2002
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1994
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2002

Born: 1972

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Frank A. Piccolo

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1983
  • Texas, 2001
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 1980
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1983

Born: 1956

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Edwin G. Preis, Jr.

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1972
  • Texas, 2001
Education:
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, B.A. (with distinction), 1969
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1972

Born: 1947

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David L. Pybus

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 1986
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. (with high honors), 1982
  • The University of Texas at Austin, J.D. (with honors), 1986

Born: 1961

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John M. Ribarits

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 1995
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (cum laude), 1982
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1985

Born: 1960

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Alasdair A. Roberts

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 2010
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2005
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2010

Born: 1984

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Mandy A. Simon

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
Education:
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • Loyola University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2010

Born: 1982

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Kenneth H. Tribuch

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Florida, 1993
  • Texas, 2003
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1989
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1993

Born: 1967

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Robert W. Tschirn

New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2008
  • Texas, 2018
Education:
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A., 2004
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 2008

Born: 1982

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Heather S. von Sternberg

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 1996
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1993
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 1996

Born: 1971

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Caroline T. Webb

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 2005
Education:
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1996
  • South Texas College, J.D. (cum laude), 2005

Born: 1974

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Brock L. Wimberley

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2017
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.S., 2014
  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L. (cum laude), 2017

Born: 1991

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Jason P. Wixom

New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2009
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.A., 2003
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 2008

Born: 1978

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Jonathan L. Woods

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Texas, 2015
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2000
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2003

Born: 1978

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