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General Defense


3500 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 820, Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Established: 1992

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Inland and Ocean Marine
  • Cargo
  • Automobile
  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Energy
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Product Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Markel International Inc.
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
  • Navigators Insurance Company
  • Paul's Insurance Services LLC
  • Price Forbes, Ltd.
  • ProSight Specialty Insurance
  • QBE International Markets
  • R K Harrison Group Limited
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Starr Marine Agency
  • Stratford Insurance Company
  • Thomas Miller Insurance Services
  • Travelers Property Casualty Corporation
  • Trident Marine Managers, Inc./Smooth Waters Marine
  • Tristar Risk Management
  • USI Southwest
  • VeriClaim, Inc.
  • Wright & Percy Insurance
  • York Risk Services

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Aaron's Inc.
  • Accutrans, Inc.
  • American Cargo Assurance, LLC
  • Amicus, Inc.
  • Aqueos Corporation
  • Ashton Marine, LLC
  • Bayou Fleet, Inc.
  • Blair Logistics, Inc.
  • Boat Services of Galveston, Inc.
  • Carpenter & Paterson, Inc.
  • Centric Gulf Coast, Inc.
  • Cheniere Construction, Inc.
  • Circle K Stores, Inc.
  • Coastal Catering, LLC
  • Community Coffee
  • Cospolich, Inc.
  • Crescent Drilling & Production, Inc.
  • DIRECTV, LLC
  • DS Waters of America
  • The Encore Group
  • Ergon, Inc.
  • Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.
  • Jade Marine, Inc.
  • Kentwood Spring Water
  • The Krystal Company
  • Lin-Bar Marine, Inc.
  • Louisiana Machinery, LLC
  • Low Land Construction Company, Inc.
  • Maritime Safety & Auditing Solutions
  • M & M Wireline & Offshore Services, LLC
  • Nola Boat Rentals, LLC
  • Odyssea Marine Inc.
  • Offshore Liftboats, LLC
  • Premiere Offshore Catering
  • P & S Transportation
  • SAIA Motor Freight Line, Inc.
  • Scope Logistical Specialist, Inc.
  • Shore Construction, LLC
  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Southern Towing Company
  • Specialty Offshore
  • St. John Fleeting, LLC
  • Sunburst Media-Louisiana, LLC
  • Superior Derrick Services LLC
  • T & D Towing, LLC
  • Triple S Marine, LLC
  • VT Halter Marine, Inc.
  • Weber Marine, Inc.
  • Western Rivers Boat Management Inc.
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Y & S Marine, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Anthony J. Staines

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 1976
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1980
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Frank J. Polozola, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Louisiana, 1980-1981

Born: 1955


Thomas J. Eppling

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • General Casualty
  • Construction
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Coverage Issues
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Auto
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Certifications:
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Louisiana
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S.Engineering, 1979
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1984

Born: 1957


Lance E. Harwell

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • General Casualty
  • Construction
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Auto
  • Commerical Collections
  • Materialmen's and Mechanic's Liens
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Longshore
  • Contract and Commercial Disputes
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1992

Born: 1962


Julie Steed Kammer

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • ERISA
  • Labor and Employment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Transportation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Contract Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, B.S., 1993
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1996

Born: 1970


Craig W. Brewer

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Seminar Presenter, "Maritime Contracts - Defense, Indemnity and Additional Insurance", 2003

Education:
  • Rhodes College, B.A., 1991
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1995

Born: 1969


Sara P. Scurlock

Metairie, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2001
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2005

Born: 1980


Jason R. Kenney

Metairie, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2002
  • Tulane University, J.D., 2005

Born: 1980

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Associates


Corey P. Parenton

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2005
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2009

Born: 1984


James A. Crouch, Jr.

Metairie, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 2010
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 2014

Born: 1985


David C. Bernard

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Civil Practice
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2016
Education:
  • A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, B.S.M., 2007
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2010

Born: 1985


Jessica B. Finley

Metairie, LA

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • General Casualty
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.A., 2015
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 2018

Born: 1993

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