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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
  • Calypso Exploration, LLC/Stephens Production Company
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department
  • Walgreens
  • WHC Energy Services, LLC

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


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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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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John P. Guillory

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Accounting, 1982
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1987

Born: 1960

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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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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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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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Lyle R. Rathwell

Houston, TX
Admitted
  • Texas, 1989
Education:
  • Lakehead University, B.S. Civ. & Envir. Engr., 1981
  • University of Calgary, M.S., 1982
  • University of Houston, J.D., 1988

Born: 1958

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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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Julie A. Scheib

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
Education:
  • H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Tulane University, B.A., 1983
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1987

Born: 1961

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Z. Ambrose Stearns

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2019
Education:
  • University of Dallas, B.A., 2014
  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L., 2019

Born: 1991

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Joshua K. Trahan

Lafayette, LA

Admitted
  • Texas, 2004
  • Louisiana, 2006
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1999
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2004

Born: 1977

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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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D. Ashbrooke Tullis

New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1994
  • Louisiana, 2001
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1994

Born: 1967

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