Taylor Wellons Politz Duhe

Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC , has built a strong reputation in many areas of the law in service of its clients for 20 years. Litigation is what we do best. We have defended individuals, businesses and their insurers in virtually every type of personal injury claim imaginable. Our litigators are known for their professionalism, skill, aggressive defense and successful resolution of litigated claims, whether by trial, formal mediation or informal compromise.

Business Transactions: In addition to litigation, TWPD provides business owners and managers with a wide array of services vital to a company’s success, including advice and preparation of necessary legal filings for new or existing businesses, vendor contracts, employment contracts, and merger and acquisition documents. Our lawyers can make sure your business is protected.

Construction Law: New construction is ever present in the Gulf South region of Louisiana and Mississippi. Whether your legal challenge involves an injury or project dispute, TWPD will act quickly and skillfully to protect your company’s interest.

Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law: Whether you need a litigator to represent your interests in claims for benefits, advice on how to prevent claims or advice on accident investigation, TWPD has the expertise you need. We have successfully defended employers involving claims under Louisiana and Mississippi law, and under federal law, including the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Let us put our vast workers’ compensation experience to work for you.

Environmental and Hazardous Waste: Claims based on asbestos and other environmental exposures can result in extremely large damage verdicts, especially when not handled by attorneys with the specialization and experience required to successfully defend these types of claims. TWPD’s asbestos and environmental team has the knowledge and decades of experience handling these claims.

Insurance Coverage and Defense: Interpreting insurance policies can be straightforward or complex. Precision in language and legal nuances are characteristics of most policies. Our coverage team is a trusted resource for small and large insurers seeking accurate opinions on the scope of coverage under a policy.

Premises and Product Liability: Much of liability and insurance litigation involves premises and products liability claims. Has an accident occurred on your property or was a product you manufactured or sold alleged to have been the cause of a personal injury? If so, our litigators have the knowledge of the specialized law that applies to these claims, and access to the most credible expert witnesses to present your side of the case.

Professional Liability: TWPD has expertise of the unique statutes and regulations applicable to malpractice claims to protect a professional’s most valuable asset – his or her reputation. TWPD has successfully defended professional claims involving lawyers, health care professionals, accountants, brokers, architects, and engineers. We have represented professionals and their insurers at trial, on appeal and before administrative panels.

Transportation law: With multiple interstate corridors traversing Louisiana and Mississippi, accidents involving trucking and other transportation companies are unfortunately plentiful. TWPD has a proven track record in defending trucking companies and obtaining favorable resolutions to these claims.

Deutsch Kerrigan, L.L.P.

Founded in New Orleans in 1926 by Eberhard Deutsch and Emmett Kerrigan, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP is built on the foundation that we are problem-solvers, applying enduring principles of craft to serve clients effectively and efficiently.  With over 70 trial attorneys and a substantial support staff, we apply our legal and support resources carefully to most effectively meet the needs of our clients.

We represent companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small, emerging businesses, and individuals in industries including manufacturers, insurance companies, contractors, real estate developers, financial institutions, airline companies, architects and engineers, oil and gas exploration and dredging companies, and marine service businesses.

A Sensible Approach to Litigation

Deutsch Kerrigan views the task of resolving a legal problem as a partnership between the client and its outside counsel. Our goal is to work closely with each client to provide high quality, effective legal service which exceeds the client’s expectations. When faced with a particular problem, we combine our knowledge and familiarity with the law, agency, court or other tribunals to craft a strategy that strives to meet our clients’ goals.

Using a sensible approach to litigation, we help our clients resolve disputes by balancing desired business outcomes with what is smart economically.  We’re relentless about moving cases forward to keep your case in the “red zone” where matters get resolved and cases don’t collect dust.

Pessin Katz Law Firm / Paul M. Finamore

BIOGRAPHY – Paul Finamore is a Member in PK Law’s Employment and Education Group.  He is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced in state and federal courts throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia for over 30 years. His experience includes litigation of general and professional liability matters, including first and third party insurance claims; insurance fraud; liability claims involving accountants, insurance agents, dentists, title companies and underground facility locating services; and the defense of employment litigation claims such as Title VII; age, race, and gender discrimination; wage and hour; whistle blowing; wrongful termination; ADA, FMLA and FLSA. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Finamore understands the importance of providing his clients with practical advice to assist them with balancing business risk while avoiding unnecessary litigation. However, in the event of litigation, Mr. Finamore has the depth of experience, skill and efficacy required.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Finamore regularly counsels employers on employment issues, workplace policies, and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.  He began practicing in employment law while serving on active duty in the US Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Mr. Finamore is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethics. He has been recognized as a top attorney in general litigation and employment and labor by Maryland Super Lawyers from 2008-2019. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the area of Litigation – Insurance. He is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Finamore serves on the DRI Employment Law Steering Committee as Liaison to the FDCC and as Litigation Tactics Chair.  He has published articles with DRI, the FDCC, and PLUS.  Mr. Finamore has lectured extensively regarding numerous litigation topics and on employment law.

Mr. Finamore is active in the community. He served on the Board of Directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore, a privately funded, non-profit organization that provides at-risk children with a stable home, high-quality education, and support to reach their full potential. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, Maryland.

Johns Eastern Company, Inc. – Florida

Since 1946, Johns Eastern has solved all types of claims, yet one thing remains constant – our pledge to serve our clients with the utmost Integrity, Experience and Results.

Company founder Corydon Johns began his venture by building solid relationships with his clients. This approach remains paramount to our company and has allowed us to grow and thrive throughout the years.

We are a full service TPA and Independent Adjusting Firm specializing in all lines of Property, Liability, Transportation and Workers Compensation related claims.  Our clients include insurance companies, the London Market, large corporations, governmental entities, managing general agencies, program administrators and various types of brokers. For some clients, Johns Eastern handles individual assignments and for others, we provide a full range of claims services.

Johns Eastern takes great pride in carefully selecting and intensely training our personnel, all of whom are properly licensed and bonded. We adhere to a corporate training program that promotes a strong organization with solid claims background and procedures. Our continuing education programs and professional affiliations with our colleagues in The Institutes and the CPCU Society help us stay on top in a dynamic business environment.

CJ Hester Inc.

CJ Hester Inc – Adjusters/Investigators was incorporated in Mobile, AL in 2005 by Cathy Hester, Owner/CEO, following Cathy’s ownership in another Independent Adjusting Company for 10 years.

CJ Hester Inc is a regional independently owned and operated company, handling claims in the southeastern United States. CJ Hester Inc offers Residential and Commercial Property and Casualty claim services. Customer service is the cornerstone of our business. We provide professional independent claim services at fair and equitable prices with integrity of work product, high ethical standards, attention to detailed documentation and skillful communication to insure unquestionable results and customer satisfaction. We recognize the importance of making ourselves readily available for our clients. We strive to be flexible to effectively represent our clients, in a professional and responsible manner.  We work hard to earn the confidence and trust of our clients on every claim.

We appreciate our clients who entrust us with their business and allow us to continue to do what we love. Please visit our website, www.hesterinc.net.

Tenco Services, Inc.

Tenco Services, Inc. is a long established regional multi-line property and casualty independent insurance adjusting firm with nine staffed offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

Our strength is in our diversity and longevity.  Since 1947, we regularly handle Commercial and Homeowner Property and Casualty, Motor Truck Cargo, Heavy Equipment, Tractor/Trailer Appraisals, Truck Liability, Inland Marine, Errors and Omissions, Subrogation, Products Liability, Fidelity Bonds, Construction Defects, Fire and Allied and Mediations.

We provide customized client-specific claim management for carriers/self-insured corporations, managing general agents, brokers, and insurance companies.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

800-621-1313 (24 hours)

Central Claims, LLC

Central Claims, LLC is a Louisiana adjusting firm providing complete claims services for insurance companies, agents, municipalities, self-insurers, as well as brokers.

Central Claims adjusters have all the necessary skills to handle all types of claims and losses.  We pride ourselves particularly on our ability to handle larger, more complex cases while simultaneously processing a high volume of routine assignments.

Founded in 1964, Central Claims services the entire state of Louisiana with established affiliates throughout the state.  We provide claims management service for several hundred individual insurance companies and large self-insureds.

Each year Central Claims successfully manages several thousand claims for insurance companies and self-insureds, including Workers’ Compensation, Property, Automobile, and Liability claims.

We have established an impeccable reputation built by consistently delivering prompt, professional service.  Our ability to respond satisfactorily to the individual needs of our customers has resulted in our expansion.

Central Claims is determined to provide its clients with superlative claims handling service.  Whether you are a claim or risk manager, an agent or broker, you can feel confident that every one of your claims will be handled in the highest professional manner.

We shall continue to emphasize the professional values consistently associated with Central Claims.  Of these values, the commitment to provide a quality product at a reasonable price is paramount.  For Central Claims, quality service is the most important element in a quality product.

Some of our widely acclaimed services are –

  • Catastrophe Operations
  • Drive-In Claims Center
  • Recovery Services
  • Total Claims Service
  • Statistical Support
  • Claim Reporting
  • Information Systems for the Self-Insured
  • Loss Control and Safety Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Claim Counseling and Audit Service
  • Mediation Services

Hudgins Law Firm

Hudgins Law Firm, P.C., rated AV Preeminent, is a full-service litigation, civil trial and business practice based in Alexandria, Virginia and serving clients in all jurisdictions of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The defense of insured claims and self-insured corporate clients is the principal focus of the firm’s practice, along with general business and corporate representation. Our insurance practice concentrates in professional liability, including lawyers, accountants, healthcare professionals, long-term care facilities and specialty professions. General liability, church liability, construction law, employment law, municipal liability, products liability, automobile torts and coverage determinations are also regular areas of the firm’s practice. Our business practice assists clients with the formation and operation of commercial and non-profit organizations and provides counsel regarding business transactions and commercial disputes. Our trial attorneys are available whenever needed to enforce or defend client interests.

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

Gallivan White Boyd is one of the Southeast’s leading business and commercial law firms with an emphasis on complex litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in both trials and appeals, providing legal representation to clients in a variety of industries.

Luther-Anderson PLLP

For over 40 years, the attorneys at Luther-Anderson, PLLP have represented Tennessee and Georgia businesses and individuals with a commitment to providing sound legal advice and well prepared personal service. We are centrally located in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Our team of lawyers is composed of skilled professionals with over 100 years of collective experience in the courtroom. Backed by a high caliber legal support team, Luther-Anderson, PLLP is privileged to provide the experience and expertise you need to get the results you expect.

Originally established in 1970, Luther-Anderson evolved primarily as a defense firm for the insurance industry and offers a full range of litigation expertise in the area of professional liability, employment litigation, sexual misconduct, automobile liability, workers’ compensation, and premises liability. The firm is an AV firm rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts. We are regularly engaged in practice in both Tennessee and Georgia.

We recognize the importance of a strong attorney client relationship and build that relationship through constant and clear communication with our clients, knowledge of our clients’ goals and our personal attention to attaining those goals. Our clients stay informed and receive regularly updated information concerning the status of their matter.