I have obtained favorable jury verdicts in Louisiana’s most difficult venues, so I’m not afraid to advocate for my clients all the way through trial if necessary. Of course, sometimes compromise is the most prudent way to resolve a dispute, and I won’t hesitate to advise a client when litigation is not the answer. Ultimately, I strive to provide value and stability to my clients, allowing them to focus on their business and make informed decisions on the risks before them.
Michael is a trial lawyer with a focus on complex litigation involving mass torts and toxic torts, as well as commercial and environmental litigation. He has obtained several favorable jury verdicts in notoriously plaintiff-friendly venues. He has obtained injunctions in both Shreveport, LA and Houston, TX in favor of one of the nation’s largest waste services companies related to a competitor’s unfair trade practices. Michael has successfully litigated claims against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. related to the taking of a plaintiff’s property without paying just compensation, and has represented the holders of air permits in environmental disputes in federal court.
Michael is an accomplished speaker and writer, frequently publishing and presenting on the latest developments in state and federal litigation.