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General Defense


Lobman Carnahan

400 Poydras Street, Suite 2300, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Established: 1979

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • General Liability
  • Bodily Injury
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Environmental Law

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Additional Locations

  • Houston, Texas
  • Pennzoil Plaza
  • 700 Milam, Suite 130
  • Houston, Texas 77002
    • Telephone: 832-871-5000
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • 110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1700
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    • Telephone: 954-315-3915

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • IMO Industries, Inc.

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    Personnel Information

    Firm Members


    Edward P. Lobman — (1941-2004)


    Burt K. Carnahan

    (Retired)

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1972
    Memberships:
    • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    Education:
    • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1966
    • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1972

    Born: 1945


    David V. Batt

    Retired

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1977
    Memberships:
    • Federal, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    Education:
    • Tulane University, B.A., 1974
    • Tulane University, J.D., 1977

    Born: 1952


    Sidney J. Angelle

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1983
    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    Education:
    • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1979
    • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1982

    Born: 1956


    James P. Nader

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1984
    • Texas, 2006
    • Oklahoma, 2014
    Memberships:
    • Federal, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
    • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    Education:
    • Assumption College, B.A., 1981
    • Loyola University, J.D., 1984

    Born: 1958


    Joseph M. Messina

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1984
    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Tulane University, B.A. (cum laude), 1981
    • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984

    Born: 1959


    Brant J. Cacamo

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1999
    Memberships:
    • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
    Education:
    • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1995
    • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 1999

    Born: 1973


    Eric B. Berger

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1999
    • Texas, 2009
    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    Education:
    • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1995
    • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1999

    Born: 1974


    James J. Young IV

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1998
    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    Education:
    • The University of New Orleans, B.A., 1994
    • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1998

    Born: 1971


    Charles R. Rumbley

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 2005
    • Texas, 2011
    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    Education:
    • Millsaps College, B.A., 2000
    • Louisiana State University, J.D./B.C.L., 2004

    Born: 1978


    Matthew A. Mang

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 2012
    Education:
    • Loyola University, J.D., 2012

    Born: 1985

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