New Orleans

November 4, 2019

FormanWatkins Attorneys Named to 2019 Top Lawyers List by New Orleans Magazine

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to announce that Charles Abbott, Erin Latuso,and Tim Gray were selected to the 2019 Top Lawyers list by New Orleans Magazine!  Charles and Tim were recognized in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and Erin was recognized in Labor and Employment Law. New Orleans Magazine presents the Top Lawyers list annually, and this year’s list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research Services.  Honorees were selected via a voting system, in which voting was open to all licensed attorneys in New Orleans.  The voters were asked which attorney, other than themselves, they would recommend in the New Orleans area, and each attorney was allowed to recommend up to three colleagues in each given legal specialty.  Once the online nominations were complete, each nominee was carefully evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their license, and their current standing with the State Bar Association of Louisiana.  Attorneys who received the highest number of votes in each specialty are reflected in the Top Lawyers list. Congratulations, Charles, Tim, and Erin!  

November 1, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, on Thursday, October 31, our offices wore pink to honor those we have lost, those who are fighting, and those who have survived.

September 18, 2019

FormanWatkins’s New Orleans Office Honored as a 2019 Best Places to Work

FormanWatkins is proud to announce that its New Orleans office has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in New Orleans for 2019 by New Orleans CityBusiness. FormanWatkins was one of only five New Orleans law firms to make the list. To participate in Best Places to Work, companies submitted extensive nomination forms disclosing workforce data such as salaries, benefits, retention levels, and employee advancement. Employees of the nominated companies were then anonymously surveyed to measure workplace culture. All companies chosen will be honored at an awards event later this year where the top three large and small companies will be announced.

August 19, 2019

FormanWatkins’s New Orleans Office Expands

We are excited to announce the completion of our New Orleans office’s new space in the Place St. Charles building! We moved into the new space in December of 2018, and within 9 months the need to expand arose due to rapid growth of our team. The expansion is now complete, so we wanted to share some details and photos of our new office. The additional build-out followed our phased approach for future growth, which made it easy to continue with phase 1 and have it completed by August 2019.

August 15, 2019

FormanWatkins Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers from our Firm have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

August 5, 2019

FormanWatkins Welcomes New Associate to New Orleans Office

The Firm is proud to welcome Trey Williams to our New Orleans office!

Trey believes that being a lawyer is one of the few jobs where problem solving and critical thinking meet customer service. As a naturally gifted problem solver and critical thinker, and having a highly successful customer service background, Trey brings his clients a sense of security and genuineness during their case. He also enjoys working diligently to personally get to know his clients and set goals together as a team. Having been the recipient of the sacrificial and selfless help of a loving family, Trey makes it his mission to pay it forward by being a compassionate and fierce advocate for his clients. Always looking at the big picture, Trey maintains a level head and a persevering attitude through every unique case that comes across his desk. A lover of comedies, basketball, and a talented singer, Trey brings well-rounded, genuine, and creative representation to his clients. There’s nothing Trey would rather be than a lawyer at the service of the people, so clients can always rest assured that with his representation, their case and their business will be well taken care of.

July 31, 2019

Defense Verdict in Santa Fe, New Mexico

A FormanWatkins trial team consisting of Peter Moir, Tim Gray, and Margaret McLaughlin just obtained a defense verdict in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The case involved a claim that an equipment manufacturer supplied asbestos-containing components in equipment it provided to a copper mine and that the components caused the mesothelioma and subsequent death of a mine employee.  The defendant stipulated that the cancer was caused by asbestos exposure, but defended the case by contending that the employer was responsible for the plaintiff’s safety and any exposures from the client’s equipment were insignificant compared to other exposures at the mine.  The case was tried in the same courthouse in New Mexico in which a $165 million verdict was entered in a wrongful death case in 2018.  After a two week trial, including testimony by 8 expert witnesses, the jury deliberated for less than an hour before rendering a defense verdict.

May 20, 2019

FormanWatkins Welcomes New Associate in New Orleans Office

The Firm is proud to welcome Kassie Lee Richbourg to our New Orleans office! Kassie joins us as a third-year associate.  Her previous experience includes handling both state and federal cases in a high-volume general civil litigation practice with a primary focus on matters of personal injury, construction law, and business/commercial disputes, as well as being involved in class actions concerning unfair trade practices and complex multi-district litigation matters related to products liability issues.  While in law school, Kassie gained valuable experience as a judicial intern for the Honorable Milton C. Lee in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as legal intern for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

February 26, 2019

FormanWatkins Hosts Special Lagniappe Session for Local LMA Members

The FormanWatkins New Orleans office recently hosted the Legal Marketing Association’s local Baton Rouge/New Orleans group for a special lagniappe session that was being held for its members and friends.  Susan Freeman, CEO & Chief Client Happiness Officer of Freeman Means Business, presented “Understanding Gender-Based Communications,” where attendees learned about various communication styles and how to adapt their style to others to

February 22, 2019

Abbott Selected by New Orleans CityBusiness to 2019 Leadership in Law Class

FormanWatkins is proud to announce that Charles Abbott has been selected by New Orleans CityBusiness to its 2019 Leadership in Law class.  Each year New Orleans CityBusiness recognizes 50 area professionals in the field of law for their career and community accomplishments.  To celebrate this year’s honorees, an event will be held in May at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  This isn’t Charles’ first time to be recognized as part of the Leadership in Law class—he also received the honor in 2014.