Jimmy is a trusted advocate for his clients. Starting with the initial assignment, he realistically evaluates the exposure presented by every case, seeking the best possible result while avoiding unnecessary and costly litigation expenses. Savvy and strategic, he seeks to add value through modern litigation technology when appropriate.

He has led or assisted in trial efforts of his clients, including numerous cases tried to verdict, involving claims for personal injury, property damage, breach of contract and bad faith. Jimmy’s recent trial experience involves multiple trials involving exposures of several million dollars, presenting experts and company witnesses, cross-examining opponent executives and experts, and delivering closing argument. He has argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court and United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as other state appellate courts. Jimmy has also led pre-suit investigations requiring interaction with regulatory authorities, opposing and supporting experts and potentially impacted second and third parties.

Court Admissions

  • Louisiana: all courts
  • Texas: all courts
  • United States District Courts: Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit
  • Pro Hac Vice: Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Kansas, Southern District of Texas, Middle District of Florida


  • Tulane University, BA 1999
  • Louisiana State University, JD 2002


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2017
  • Super Lawyers 2020 - present
  • Best Lawyers 2018 - present (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation)

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel – Past Board Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • DRI
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA)
  • Xplore FCU Supervisory Committee Member
  • Tulane Letterwinners Association
  • Green Wave Club
  • Former Tulane Volunteer Alumnus of the Year
  • Tulane Hall of Fame Committee Member
  • Co-Host of Tulane Tailgaters Show