In today’s very competitive business environment, choosing a lawyer who understands the business world is key. In addressing business and commercial disputes, we blend sensibility about the business client’s objectives with courtroom savvy.
Our broad-based litigation experience serves clients in a wide-range of practice areas in federal and state courts throughout Louisiana.
Litigation is our default position. We have vast experience in the active defense of all types of casualty claims, from the most mundane fender-bender to the most complicated industrial accident.
Louisiana boasts one of the country's largest ports in New Orleans, as well as thriving industrial and agricultural economies. Along with these industries comes the demand for commercial transportation throughout Louisiana. O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers have tried cases to juries and judges, ranging from single vehicle and multiple vehicle incidents to chemical spills, as well as regulatory and permitting disputes.
Having represented contractors, institutional owners, engineers, architects and their insurers for many years, O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers have tried a wide variety of cases involving construction-related issues before juries, judges and arbitration panels.
Because Louisiana is a "direct action" state, insurance coverage disputes here often take on a different character than they do in other states. O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers have long-standing relationships with multiple primary insurers, excess insurers and reinsurers and often undertake their representation on coverage issues.
Louisiana law takes a unique approach to many tort claims, and premises liability is no exception. O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers have significant experience in representing homeowners, as well as retailers, casinos and other public accommodations.
While some firms view product liability defense as simply another form of casualty defense, O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers know that the intricacies of the Louisiana Products Liability Act offer an advantage to those who can effectively advocate on behalf of the product and its creator.
Actively involved in bar, civic and governmental organizations which impact the standards and requirements ascribed to their own profession, O’Bryon & Schnabel lawyers are acutely aware of the impact that a malpractice claim or suit can have on a professional.
Our attorneys are frequently called upon to defend lawsuits involving occupational disease, chemical and dangerous substance exposure, and environmental hazards.
O’Bryon & Schnabel is experienced in the defense of occupational injury and disease claims, in cases varying from simple accidents to multi-party liability contests.