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

Scott Silbert writes about protecting clients’ future medical care needs

In its October issue of Advocates, the Louisiana Association for Justice published an article by Scott Silbert which helped educate trial attorneys about protecting clients’ future medical needs through the use of medical management. Scott wrote about his past case experiences using these tools to help navigate clients through the often complex world of private insurance,Read More

The Atlantic commends Jonathan Friedman’s role in New Orleans bail reform

 The Atlantic’s ongoing series “The Presence of Justice” investigates the problem of mass incarceration in the United States. The publication’s expose on the money bail system highlighted New Orleans as a key battleground for reform and commended SGPF partner Jonathan Friedman for his work to make the system more just for low income, low-risk defendants. “Courts acrossRead More

David Pitre writes article on courtroom technology

David Pitre has received considerable attention for his use of technology in the courtroom.  He has previously lectured on the topic, and recently authored an article on the subject (click here to read it).  The article has appeared in numerous trial lawyer publications, including the Mississippi Association for Justice’s Voir Dire, the Louisiana Association for Justice’sRead More

Pitre continues as a board certified trial attorney by the NBTA

David Pitre is a board certified civil trial specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (the NBTA was established in 1977 and was the first of its kind to be accredited by the American Bar Association). He was originally certified in 2012 and met the qualifications for recertification in 2017.  Only a handful ofRead More

SGPF Featured in New Orleans Living Magazine

Silbert Garon, Pitre & Friedman was spotlighted in New Orleans Living Magazine for work the firm does to improve people’s lives. The article, titled “Carrying the Load,” stated:  “The law partners of Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman don’t picture themselves as bulldogs, body guards or battering rams the way some personal injury and wrongful deathRead 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 Win Personal Injury Case

Congratulations to Scott Silbert and Jonathan Friedman for their recent trial work in securing a $727,000 jury verdict for their injured client in federal court in New Orleans.

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.