“I am passionate about investigating the facts and applicable laws in a case. Fully understanding all aspects of a case is key in crafting a winning legal strategy, and I refuse to be outworked by opponents. Unfavorable results due to lack of effort is not an option.”
Lance is a member of the firm’s Maritime, Oilfield, and Insurance practice group focusing on personal injury litigation and related contractual indemnity disputes.
Since joining the firm, Lance has been heavily involved in nearly every aspect of litigating cases. He routinely conducts discovery in personal injury and other marine casualty matters. Lance is experienced in interviewing witnesses and taking statements. He regularly handles discovery issues on cases, which involves issuing discovery requests to opponents, defending clients against improper requests, and requesting and subpoenaing documents from medical providers and other third parties. He has also participated several casualty investigations and joint inspections of vessels related to ongoing litigation. He has interfaced with the U.S. Coast Guard during their investigations in matters involving clients. Representative matters include alleged chemical exposure injuries, marine fatalities, offshore installation accidents, sunken vessel, vessel collisions, and injured seamen. He has also taken over 20 depositions in various litigation matters.
Lance received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law in December 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Lance had a ten-year career in law enforcement and continued to work full-time while in law school. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and as a student attorney at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice where he represented clients in various employment litigation matters under the supervision of an experienced attorney. He also served the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana as a volunteer law clerk.