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News & Events

Presentations

AM Best asked the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, to host a national podcast on the complex "Tri-Partite Relationship" that exists between insurers, insureds, and attorneys. The podcast has been listened to by industry insiders across the country, and you can listen to it by clicking HERE.

Baton Rouge Associate, Micah Gautreaux, and the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, offered a presentation on Additional Insured claims made under Vendor's Endorsements in Products Liability cases. The presentation was made during the Primerus Products Liability Symposium in Chicago, Illinois and was attended by underwriting, claims and legal professionals from across the United States.

The firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, recently presented a seminar in Atlanta, Georgia to the Atlanta Mariner's Club. The seminar included legal developments and updates on the areas of Seaman Status, Longshoreman Claim Subrogation Rights, and the Marcel Exception to the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act. The seminar was attended by numerous industry professionals and legal practitioners.

To learn more about any of these events, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Publications

Baton Rouge Associate, Micah Gautreaux, and the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, authored an article entitled "Defending Broker-Liability Claims Based on a Lack of Communication: An Overview of a Developing Defense in Louisiana". The article was published in the 2013 Fall Edition of Paradigm Magazine, which is an international trade publication for the insurance and legal industry. You can view a copy of the article by clicking HERE.

To learn more about any of these publications, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Awards / Honors

New Orleans Partners Sidney W. Degan, III, R. Edward Blanchard, Foster P. Nash, III, James A. Rowell, and Julia A. Dietz have all been named as "Top Lawyers" by New Orleans Magazine for their excellence in legal practice. This is an honor reserved only to those attorneys that have achieved an AV Rating as awarded by Martindale Hubbell.

The firm is pleased to announce that 3 of its attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.

Each year, SuperLawyers Magazine conducts a multi-phase selection process that rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas through independent research and peer evaluations. Inclusion on this list is an exceptional honor reserved to only a select few attorneys. The firm is proud to announce that Sidney W. Degan III and Charles B Long have been named Super Lawyers for 2017. Stephanie Cheralla and Micah Gautreaux were recently named a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers Magazine for a fourth year in a row.

The firm is pleased to announce that New Orleans Associate Nicholas J. Cenac has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the Louisiana Bar Association’s Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee (LSPDC). Mr. Cenac has been involved with this committee since 2010, when he served as the President of Tulane Law School’s Disability and Health Law Society. The LSPDC strives to provide members of the bench, bar and the general public with a greater understanding and knowledge of the legal needs and rights of persons with disabilities; to better meet the legal needs of persons with disabilities, and to increase the knowledge that persons with disabilities have regarding their rights and resources.

Mr. Cenac is also a recent graduate from the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum organized by the Committee for a Greater New Orleans. The Forum seeks to identify emerging community leaders and stimulate their interest and involvement in community service.

To learn more about any of these awards, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Philanthropy

The American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge is a unique "home away from home" for those who need warm, caring, no-cost accommodations during their cancer treatment at a New Orleans area medical facility. On a recent Monday night, several of our attorneys volunteered to cook a New Orleans classic, red beans and rice, and serve the meal to the Hope Lodge cancer residents and their families. The firm is proud to recognize attorneys, Jeff Brennan, Karl Schmid, Stephanie Cheralla, Renee Smith Auld, Charles Long, Jill Menard, Nick Cenac, and Richard Schwerdtfeger who joined Managing Partner, Sidney W. Degan III, for volunteering their time for this worthy cause.