From our founding in 1983, Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli & Frieman have been known for its extraordinary success in the courtrooms of Louisiana and Mississippi as well as our innovative client service. We have a long history of representing insurance companies and businesses, and our lawyers are recognized by their peers for their excellence. Our attorneys have been named to or are a part of New Orleans Top Lawyers, AM Best Directory of Recommended Insurance Defense Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers. Two of our partners have served as the National Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee for the Defense Research Institute. One of our partners has served as an ad hoc judge in the First City Court of New Orleans and the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.
We have represented a highly sophisticated client base encompassing a range of industries such as insurance and financial services, telecommunications, transportation, construction, energy and natural resources, healthcare, retail, consumer goods and services, hotels, restaurants, maritime and manufacturing.
Litigation, coverage and trial defense representation to insurers and their insureds include the areas of motor vehicle law, premises liability, environmental litigation, construction, state and federal workers’ compensation, Jones Act, maritime, professional liability, product liability, employment law through our representation of management, which includes directors and officers claims, age, race, and sexual discrimination claims, and many other areas in the defense of negligence claims.
We believe in thorough, cost effective, preparation for trial and that there is no substitute for courtroom experience. Collectively, our law firm has tried over 1,000 cases to verdict. We have participated in hundreds of appeals and mediations. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The cornerstone of our practice philosophy has remained unchanged during our 30 years: namely, to expedite files by taking an aggressive litigation posture, and whenever advisable, by seeking termination at the earliest ripe moment via dispositive motion.
Our experience persuades us that a boutique, personal service-oriented law firm such as ours, closely led by accomplished and seasoned trial partners, is best able to avoid practice pitfalls often experienced by larger multi-disciplinary law firms. We will never cease being committed to providing thoughtful and thorough representation to our clients at highly competitive rates.