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General Defense


Sage Plaza, 5151 San Felipe Street, Suite 750, Houston, Texas 77056

Established: 2002

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Aviation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Drug
  • Medical Devices
  • Toxic Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

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About Us

Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse L.L.C. was founded in 1991 by a close-knit group of attorneys with shared values, decades of successful "big firm" experience, and absolute dedication to the success of their clients. After twenty years of hard work, we have a stellar track record to show for it.

In courts throughout the Gulf South and around the country, GLL attorneys defend clients as diverse as business itself in matters ranging from class actions to aviation to commercial litigation. Our clients -- and our opponents -- know that we enjoy trial and that we will be meticulously prepared to present our case. We are proud to have earned the business of many who were impressed with our representation of their adversaries.

GLL lawyers also provide transactional and regulatory legal services to our energy industry clients in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, title examinations, due diligence, contract review, and general corporate advice. In the last three years alone, GLL attorneys have assisted in transactions worth several billion dollars.

With attorneys and staff members based in New Orleans and Houston, GLL has grown steadily through the years. Still, the firm maintains an atmosphere of openness, individuality and collegiality. The outstanding talent and commitment of our lawyers and staff are the essence of GLL.

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Additional Locations

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • One Shell Square
  • 701 Poydras Street, Suite 4800
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 70139
    • Telephone: 504-561-0400
    • Fax: 504-561-1011

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Personnel Information

Partners


Lambert M. Laperouse

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1980
Additional Biographical Details:

Lecturer, Loyola University School of Law (Mineral Law) 1979-2007

Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1975
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1979
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1953


Andrew M. Adams

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Texas, 1995
  • Louisiana, 1999
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Petroleum Landmen's Association of New Orleans
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
Publications:
  • Author: "Fifth Circuit Symposium, Oil and Gas," 47 Loy.L.Rev. 1519, 2001
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.S., 1985
  • California State University, M.B.A., 1991
  • Loyola University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1999

Born: 1963


Brendan P. Doherty

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Product Liability
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Texas
Memberships:
  • Federal and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.A., 2000
  • Loyola University, J.D., 2003

Born: 1978


Charlotte A. Fields

Houston, TX

Years of Experience: 18

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2006
Memberships:
  • Houston and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Associations
  • Texas Women Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • St. Edward's University, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1998
  • St. Mary's University, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

Born: 1969

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Associates


Adam Robertson

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Aviation
Admitted
  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2019
Education:
  • St. Edward's University, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 2010
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2014
Honors:
Order of the Barristers

Bradford T. Laperouse

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2015
  • Texas, 2015
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2011
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Houston, Master of Law, 2017

Born: 1989


Melissa S. Dixon

Houston, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2010
  • Colorado
  • North Dakota
Education:
  • The University of Texas, B.A., 2005
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2010

Christiane "C.J." Chambers

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Liquor Liability
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
Education:
  • Stephens College, B.A., 1997
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2006

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Of Counsel


Jon A. Van Steenis

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2000
  • Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, 2003
Memberships:
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Pirates as Poachers: International Fisheries Law and The Bluefin Tuna", 29 Cap. U. Law Review 659
Reported Cases:
Crabtree v. Vockroth, 827 So.2d 525 (La.App. 5 Cir. 2002); Ambraco v. Bossclip, C.V., 570 F.3d 233 (5th Cir. 2009); In re Medical Review Panel Claim of Scott, 206 So.3d 1049 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2016)
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., History, 1996
  • Regent University, J.D., 1999
  • Tulane University, LL.M., 2001

Shannon R. Ramirez

Houston, TX

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • General Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014
Memberships:
  • Houston Bar Association Texas State Bar Association Texas Association of Defense
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 1992
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1995
Honors:
ABOTA Texas Bar Foundation 2007 Rising Star in Texas 'AV' Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell

Born: 1970


Christine S. Blackwell

Houston, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2009
  • Louisiana, 2011
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., Political Science and History (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2009

Born: 1984

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