Best's Insurance Professional Resources

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Best's Insurance Professional Resources

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


328 Lafayette Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Established: 1974

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Employer Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Coverage Issues
  • Employment Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Fire Loss
  • Homeowners
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
  • Governmental Liability

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Additional Locations

  • Covington, Louisiana
  • Crawford Commons
  • 522 North New Hampshire Street, Suite 11
  • Covington, Louisiana 70433
    • Telephone: 985-893-3331
    • Fax: 504-523-2795

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • The Redwoods Group

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    Personnel Information

    Partners


    Timothy G. Schafer

    New Orleans, LA

    Practice Areas
    • Appellate Practice
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1963
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    Memberships:
    • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate)
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Loyola University, B.B.A., 1961
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, LL.B., 1963

    Born: 1939


    T. Gregory Schafer

    New Orleans, LA

    Practice Areas
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Appellate Practice
    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 1996
    • 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
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), 1993
    • Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D. (cum laude), 1996

    Born: 1970


    Rachel S. Kellogg

    New Orleans, LA

    Practice Areas
    • Appellate Practice
    • Complex Litigation
    • Employment Law
    • Insurance Defense
    • Coverage Issues
    • Governmental Liability
    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 2002
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2005
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
    Memberships:
    • Federal and Louisiana State Bar Associations
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1999
    • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D./B.C.L., 2002

    Born: 1978


    Roy L. Schroeder

    New Orleans, LA

    Practice Areas
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Personal Injury
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Arson
    • Bad Faith
    • Coverage Analysis
    • Coverage Litigation
    • Fire
    • Fire & Explosion
    • Fire Loss
    • Insurance Bad Faith
    • Insurance Coverage & Defense
    • Insurance Coverage Litigation
    • Trial Practice
    • Municipal Litigation
    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 2006
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    Additional Biographical Details:

    IADC Trial Academy, 2018

    Memberships:
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Bar Association Of The Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
    Education:
    • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2003
    • Tulane University, J.D., 2006
    Honors:
    Certificate in Admiralty and Maritime Law

    Born: 1981

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    Associate


    William H. Dunckelman Jr.

    New Orleans, LA

    Admitted
    • Louisiana, 2015
    Education:
    • Louisiana State University, B.A. Political Science (summa cum laude), 2012
    • Tulane University Law School, J.D./Civil Law Certif. (magna cum laude), 2015
    Clerkship:
    Law Clerk, Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit (2015-2017)

    Born: 1990

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    Service Areas

    Covington, Louisiana, USA 45 miles

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