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General Defense


149 North New Hampshire Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433-3235

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Maritime Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Domestic Litigation
  • Louisiana and Federal Workers' Compensation

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About Us

The Truitt Law Firm was founded in 1997 by Jack E. (Bobby) Truitt after he had become a partner at a large defense firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm was founded with two other attorneys based upon the desire to service clients in a more effective and flexible manner. The Truitt Law Firm sets itself apart from "big downtown firms" by aggressively representing its clients, but without the overhead associated with plush offices and excessive support staff. Cost-consciousness is a goal that we share with our clients, and we work with our clients in keeping the rising costs of litigation down.

We are innovators in this area, and our long relationships with our clients is testimony to success in this aspect of representation.

We are trial attorneys. We do not subscribe to the stereotype of most lawyers who simply work a file, then settle it on the steps of the courthouse. Our record of "zero verdicts" and favorable results in hundreds of trials evidences our commitment to representing our clients effectively.

Moreover, our published cases demonstrate that we are equally effective on the appellate level. Our firm is composed of experienced attorneys, paralegals and secretaries. As with our clients, our staff members have remained loyal.

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Additional Locations

  • Metairie, Louisiana
  • 433 Metairie Road, Suite 209
  • Metairie, Louisiana 70005
    • Telephone: 504-831-3393

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Belk, Inc.
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc.
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
  • FFE Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Southern Cleaning Services, Inc.
  • Stage Stores, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Managing Partner


Jack E. "Bobby" Truitt

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • NRRDA
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
Perez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 608 So.2d 1006 (La. 11/30/92); Verret v. Tonti Management Corp., 662 So.2d 480 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/28/95); Bungart v. K-mart Corp., 668 So.2d 1335 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2/23/96); Fisher v. Walgreen Louisiana Corp., Inc., 746 So.2d 161 (La. App. 5th Cir. 10/13/99); Wainwright v. Fontenot, 774 So.2d 70 (La. 10/17/00); Griffin v. K-Mart Corp., 776 So.2d 1226 (La. App. 5th Cir. 11/28/00); Dodson v. Kmart Corp., 891 So.2d 789 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/22/04); Bailey v. Walgreen Co., 891 So.2d 1268 (La. 1/20/05)
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1987
Honors:
2011 Leadership in Law Class (Member); 2012 Super Lawyer

Born: 1962

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Of Counsel



Arthur J. Brewster

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.A., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1987
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1962

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Associates



Peter Gahagan

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2012
Memberships:
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2010

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Lou Anne Milliman

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Twenty-Second Judicial District Court Bar Association
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.S., 1989
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1995

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Michelle Mayne Davis

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2017
Memberships:
  • American and Twenty-Second Judicial District Court Bar Associations
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 1991
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1994
Law Review:
Casenote/Quantum Study Editor, Loyola University Law Review

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Nancy "Naz" N. Butcher

Covington, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.S., 1990
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1996
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Donald E. Walter, Judge, Western District of Louisiana (1996-1997)

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In the News

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High Profile Cases

Farber v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Ins. Co., 561 So.2d 951 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/15/90)

Hughes v. Gulf Intern., 593 So.2d 776 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1/16/92)

Perez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 608 So.2d 1006 (La. 11/30/92)

Duckett v. K-Mart Corp., 645 So.2d 621 (La. 10/17/94)

Verret v. Tonti Management Corp., 662 So.2d 480 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/28/95)

Bungart v. K-mart Corp., 668 So.2d 1335 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2/23/96)

Smith v. K-Mart Corp., 712 So.2d 1042 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/20/98)

Payne v. Tonti Realty Corp., 714 So.2d 1271, 98-76 (La. App. 5th Cir. 6/30/98)

Bonck v. K-Mart Corp., 733 So.2d 1277 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/19/99)

Fisher v. Walgreen Louisiana Corp., Inc., 746 So.2d 161 (La. App. 5th Cir. 10/13/99)

Hall v. K-Mart, 755 So.2d 1020 (La. App. 4th Cir. 3/1/00)

Billiot v. K-Mart Corp., 764 So.2d 329 (La. App. 1st Cir. 6/23/00)

Wainwright v. Fontenot, 774 So.2d 70 (La. 10/17/00)

Griffin v. K-Mart Corp., 776 So.2d 1226 (La. App. 5th Cir. 11/28/00)

Smith v. Walgreen Drug Store, 2003 WL 22427980 (E.D.La. 10/24/03)

Lousteau v. Kmart Corp., 871 So.2d 618 (La. App. 5th Cir. 3/30/04)

Dodson v. Kmart Corp., 891 So.2d 789 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/22/04)

Bailey v. Walgreen Co., 891 So.2d 1268 (La. 1/20/05)

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