Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

Litigation Department

Louisiana
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What the team is known for Market-leading Louisiana firm fielding a deep bench of trial lawyers. Extensive coverage of disputes such as antitrust, product liability, RICO and insurance cases for a broad roster of local and multinational companies. Represents clients in hostile tender offer and shareholders' rights cases. Also highlighted for its defense of individuals and corporations in external investigations and white-collar criminal litigation. Well equipped to handle appeals as well as represent clients in arbitration and mediation.

Strengths A client reports the firm has "very bright and smart lawyers who are very good at legal analysis and in court."

"It's an outstanding law firm with outstanding lawyers," an impressed market source reveals.

Work highlights Represented the heirs of the Dorignac's Food Center in litigation against the trustees of trusts that held ownership of the business, including countersuits alleging multiple conflicts of interest and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Notable practitioners

Paul Masinter handles a broad range of commercial disputes for clients, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud and unfair trade practice allegations. He receives praise from numerous interviewees, one of whom describes him as "very smart, talented and experienced."

"Louisiana legend" Phillip Wittmann maintains his excellent reputation in the market, with one source describing him as "the dean of the state defense trial Bar." His wealth of experience covers disputes involving claims of fraud and breach of contract, as well as product liability and toxic tort cases.

Wayne Lee possesses considerable experience handling litigation involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, bad faith and discrimination, among other matters. An impressed market sources refers to him as "a first-rate trial lawyer who is very effective in court."