ROBERT S. REICH

Born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 17, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Louisiana; 1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1989, United States Supreme Court; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1993, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi; 2010 United States Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2011, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
rreich@rapllclaw.com

Education: Louisiana State University (B.A. in Chemistry, 1974; J.D., 1977).

Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations; Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel; Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Vice-Chair ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law Committee.

Associations:  Proctor in Admiralty with the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1981; active in the Mariner’s Club, the Propeller Club for the Port of New Orleans.

Author: “Admiralty Jurisdiction over Land-Based Physicians”, Maritime Law Reporter, 1988.

Speaker: 1994 Louisiana State Bar Association’s Admiralty Symposium; 2004 Annual Longshore Conference, “Ethically Seeking and Defending Attorney Fee Claims:  The Pitfalls for Claimant’s Counsel and the Risks for Employer Carrier”., The Defense Perspective.  Member, Who’s Who in Admiralty Law.

Practice Areas: Admiralty Law; Maritime Personal Injury; Products Liability; Workers’ Compensation/Employers’ Liability; Personal Injury Defense; Environmental Law; Toxic Torts.

JERALD L. ALBUM

Born Monroe, Louisiana, October 18, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Louisiana; 1990, Texas; 1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
jalbum@rapllclaw.com

Education:  Tulane University (B.S. in Psychology and Chemistry, 1969; J.D. cum laude, 1973). American Jurisprudence Prize in Insurance; Notaries Association of New Orleans Award for Louisiana Real Estate Transactions; David Robinson Moot Court Award.

Member:  Louisiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Texas State Bar Association.

Practice Areas:  Admiralty, Maritime Personal Injury,  General Civil Litigation, Real Estate Litigation; Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation; Product Liability; Workers’ Compensation/Longshore/Insurance Defense.

LAWRENCE R. PLUNKETT JR.

Born in Gary, Indiana, December 28, 1961; admitted to bar, 1989, Louisiana; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1999, Southern District of Texas;  2001, United States Supreme Court.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
lplunkett@rapllclaw.com

Education: Northwestern University (B.A. in Political Science, 1985); Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1989).

Member: Louisiana State and American Bar Associations.

Author: “Fifth Circuit Symposium, Admiralty”, 40 Loyola Law Review 431, 1994.

Practice Areas: Admiralty Law; Maritime Personal Injury; Products Liability; Workers’ Compensation/Longshore/ Employers’ Liability; Personal Injury Defense; Business Litigation; Property and Casualty Litigation; Insurance Coverage Matters.

SUZANNE M. GANUCHEAU

Born Portsmouth, Virginia, March 4, 1952; admitted to bar, 1988, Louisiana; 1988 U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
sganucheau@rapllclaw.com

Education:  St. Mary’s University (B.A. in English summa cum laude, 1977); Loyola University New Orleans (J.D. 1988).  American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence.

Member:  Louisiana State Bar Association.

Practice Areas:  General Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Insurance Defense.

MARVA JO WYATT

Born Natchitoches, Louisiana. Admitted to Louisiana Bar, 1987; California Bar, 1996; U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and Central & Southern Districts of California; U.S. Fifth Circuit, U.S. Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
mwyatt@rapllclaw.com

Education: Newcomb College (1983, magna cum laude); Tulane Law School (J.D., 1985 & LLM 1991, with distinction).

Author: Contract Terms in International Transport: COGSA Comes Ashore, 16 Tulane Mar. Law Jour. 177; COGSA Comes Ashore … And More: The Supreme Court Makes Inroads Promoting Uniformity and Maritime Commerce, 30 Tulane Mar. Law Jour 101.; High Crimes on the High Seas, 20 Univ. of San Francisco Mar. L. Jour. 147; The Loss of Loss of Society in the Ninth Circuit, 18 Univ. of San Francisco Mar. Law Jour. 201; Ports, Politicians and the Public Trust, 9 Univ. of San Francisco Mar. Law Jour. 357;  Farrel Lines, Inc. v. Ceres Terminals, Inc., Availability of Anti-Suit  Injunctions in Admiralty.  1999 International Law Journal of Shipping Law 252.

Practice Areas: Certified Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law; Casualty, Contract and Insurance Coverage; Maritime liens and personal injury

J. CALVIN BOX

Born Evanston, Illinois, December 30, 1962; admitted to bar 1988, Louisiana; 1992 U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

3850 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1000
Metairie, LA 70002

504-830-3999
cbox@rapllclaw.com

Education: Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 1984; J.D., 1988).  English Honor Society. Law Clerk to Honorable P. J. Laborde, Jr. (ret.), Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, 1989-1991.

Member: Louisiana State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Maritime Personal Injury, Energy, Insurance Coverage, Toxic Tort Litigation