Environmental law is arguably one of the most complex areas of modern legal practice. There are courts and administrative proceedings at the local, state and federal levels, with overlapping legal and regulatory jurisdictions. The science underlying the legal issues is both technically difficult and rapidly changing, placing extraordinary demands on legal professionals.
Fortunately, our environmental and toxic tort attorneys have both the credentials and the experience to master the scientific and legal challenges in these cases. The firm has built an outstanding record of aggressively defending these cases, including toxic torts, mold claims, chemical exposures, the Oil Pollution Act, and every level of regulatory compliance. Our attorneys have helped clients with emergency response phases of cases, helping clients to properly investigate accidents immediately. We also have been fortunate to accumulate a number of notable and precedent-setting verdicts on behalf of our clients.
In my opinion, Michael Grimley is an excellent attorney who very carefully looks after and protects the best interests of his clients, while maintaini...Read more
In my opinion, Michael Grimley is an excellent attorney who very carefully looks after and protects the best interests of his clients, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional courtesies with those around him, including his adversaries and co-workers. Despite the challenges of our profession, he approaches each day with an upbeat and positive attitude, which helps those who work alongside him remain positive and productive as well. He is industrious and hardworking, and a true creative intellect, who has expansive knowledge of both substantive and procedural law. Moreover, he always maintains his professional appearance, and excels at communication via his strong command of linguistics. Furthermore and despite all of these positive attributes, he is down to earth, humble, and kind. In conclusion, I believe Michael is a true professional and consequently, I recommend the highest possible rating for him.
Rick is an excellent lawyer.He has done a great job for his client in the Chinese drywall MDL litigation.Read more
Rick is an excellent lawyer.He has done a great job for his client in the Chinese drywall MDL litigation.
Joe was always accessible and easy to talk with. Although, I'm sure he had many cases, he always seemed to be able to recall the facts of mine and al...Read more
Joe was always accessible and easy to talk with. Although, I'm sure he had many cases, he always seemed to be able to recall the facts of mine and always made me feel that it was of the upmost importance. He showed great negotiating skills and was able to settle my case quickly and favorably.Read less
GJTBS offers its clients a team of professionals that reflect both our commitment and our clients’ commitment to diversity. Diversity enhances the quality of our legal services just like it enhances our clients’ businesses. Our goal is to attract and develop the most talented and motivated professionals while insuring fairness, respect and opportunity for advancement regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or other protected status.
Our Firm’s Commitment to Diversity is Reflected in
Our Member's Civic, Legal, and Industry Leadership.
GJTBS commits to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge
GJTBS is proud to support the LSBA’s Diversity Statement of Principles and make the following commitment:
Those signing this Statement of Principles hereby commit themselves to foster diversity in the legal profession. The LSBA recognizes that diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability and other aspects of diversity.
We believe that with greater diversity, we can be more creative, effective and bring more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interest to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We further believe that a diverse group of talented legal professionals is critically important to the success of every law firm, corporate or government legal department, law school and public service organization and every other organization that includes attorneys.
We recognize that to fully and equitably pursue justice, our profession must reflect the full spectrum of our communities. To this end, we pledge to make our best efforts to increase the diversity in our hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys and the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our respective organizations. We believe that all members of the bar should participate equally and fully in our profession. Ultimately, we believe that diversity, in the legal profession is good for the profession, good for business, good for our communities and critical for enhancing the public’s confidence in the judicial system.
We recognize that achieving diversity within our organizations and creating inclusive environments are evolutionary processes that require a continued effort and commitment on our part. We pledge to promote and participate in appropriate diversity awareness training programs. We further agree to participate in programs to measure our progress in the pursuit of these stated principles.
GJTBS sponsors 21st Annual Minority Job Fair
GJTBS was happy to serve as a Gold Level sponsor of the 21st Annual Minority Job Fair, hosted by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Our Directors and Associates who attended were pleased to see a fantastic number of talented law students take advantage of this year’s event. We believe that our leadership in such endeavors forms an essential part of our commitment to diversity in the legal profession.