Litigation

July 2, 2018

Peter Moir Joins the Firm as Partner in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (July 2, 2018) - Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to have Peter A. Moir join our New Orleans office as Partner.

Peter grew up in Hawaii and Puerto Rico before attending the University of Virginia.  After working as a roughneck on drilling rigs in West Texas, Peter attended the University of Texas Law School.  Peter was a partner in the Dallas office of Baker & Botts before joining the Quilling Selander firm where he served most recently as chairman of the firm’s executive committee.  For the past 5 years, Peter has served as a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate “CASA” program in child custody cases initiated by Child Protective Services, which has allowed him to put his fluency in Spanish to good use. Peter spends his spare time competing in Ironman races.

Peter has tried successfully multiple cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas, as well as courts in California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, and Washington. Peter enjoys the challenge of preparing to defend companies facing difficult litigation threats and providing them with good trial options.  Peter’s experience in the courtroom is vast, including an eleven-week trial where he was called in mid-trial to take over as lead trial counsel, as well as a trial in a Civil District Court wrongful death case in New Orleans where the jury returned a favorable verdict for his client in just ten minutes. Peter works closely with expert witnesses in many different fields, helping them to present their opinions to juries and judges.

Partner Trey Watkins explained, “Peter is a trial lawyer.  I have tried cases with Peter and he is a top-notch trial lawyer who obviously enjoys being in the court room.” Partner Tim Gray added, “we are very excited about Peter joining our New Orleans office.  In addition to the work Peter brings with him, he will also be a valuable addition to our bench of trial lawyers available to assist other clients in Louisiana and beyond.”