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David Pitre moderates forum on federal practice and procedure

On March 16th, 2018, David Pitre served as moderator for a panel discussion on federal practice and procedure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Panelists were District Judge Keith Starrett, Magistrate Michael Parker, and attorneys Wynn Clark and Pat Zachary.  The Mississippi Association for Justice sponsored the two hour event covering a wide range of topics. This wasRead More

Pitre wins appeal in complex life insurance case

David Pitre successfully convinced the Mississippi Court of Appeals to overturn the trial court’s summary judgment dismissal of his client’s case.  You can read the Court’s full opinion here.  This complex litigation involved the interpretation of several life insurance policies, and claims of unjust enrichment, equitable estoppel and promissory estoppel.   The lawsuit lasted several yearsRead More

Garon Becomes Certified Mediator

Justin Garon has become certified as a mediator through Mediation and Arbitration Professionals Systems, Inc. (MAPS), mediating cases throughout Louisiana. Mr. Garon has a diverse legal background which enables him to mediate cases in the following areas of law: personal injury, commercial litigation, and domestic litigation. Mediations can be scheduled by contacting MAPS (1-800-443-7351).

SGPF Attorneys Secure Negligence Judgment

Congratulations to Greg Merritt, lead trial attorney, and Scott Silbert for their recent trial work on behalf of a severely injured client by securing a $1,136,000 judgment against a municipality for its negligence in failing to properly inspect, maintain and repair a defective street.

Justin Garon speaks to National Business Institute

Justin Garon recently lectured at a legal seminar in New Orleans entitled “Handling Your First Nursing Home Malpractice Case”, hosted by the National Business Institute. Topics included discovery and court procedure, time deadlines and evidentiary concerns.

Friedman Appointed Criminal Court Magistrate Commissioner

Jonathan Friedman, a former criminal prosecutor in Orleans Parish, was appointed in 2010 as a Criminal Court Magistrate Commissioner, Section M5, in Orleans Parish. He continues to serve in this-part time judicial role while maintaining his private civil practice with our firm.

David Pitre appointed to Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct Study Committee

David Pitre was appointed by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller to serve on the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct Study Committee. The select group of attorneys and judges across the State proposed significant changes based on the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The Committee’s proposals are currently pending consideration by the MississippiRead More

Silbert Speaks at LAJ Convention

Scott Silbert presented a lecture in September of 2008 to trial attorneys entitled “Protecting Assets for Small Office Practicioners” at the Annual Convention for the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ). Mr. Silbert is the current Chair of the LAJ Law Office Management Section.