Larry Curtis is recognized as one of Louisiana's preeminent personal injury lawyers. Larry repeatedly has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments for his firm's clients. Larry is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys. Larry holds the highest rating, AV, given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Larry was admitted to the Louisiana bar nearly 30 years ago. Larry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. Larry has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
Larry attended St. John's University, in Jamaica, New York (B.A. 1974) and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D. 1977). Larry was honored by St. John's University in 1994 with the Alumni Outstanding Achievement Medal. Larry has also been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the Practice Areas of Admiralty/Maritime Law and Personal Injury.
Larry is a member of the American, Federal and Louisiana State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys; Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association; Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association; Acadiana Inn Of Court (Master of the Bench 1994-); The Maritime Law Association of the United States and The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.
Larry has authored: "Plaintiff's Intoxication as Contributory Negligence in Motor Vehicle Death," Spring Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Point Clear, Alabama (April 3, 1985); Opening Statement for the Plaintiff," Your Case, From Start to Finish Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 12, 1988); "Recent Case Law on Closing Arguments," Holiday Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (December 1, 1989); "Pre-Trial Discovery," Retainer to Verdict Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (May 25, 1990); "A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules & Procedure in Louisiana," National Business Institute, Inc. (October 24, 1995); "Current Update on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 1995 Yours to Choose Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (December 28, 1995); "Effective Cross Examination of Medical Doctors: The Ten Most Important Questions to Ask," Car Wrecks Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (November 14, 1997);); "Direct Examination: Your Client, Your Witness, The Big Picture of Your Case," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (October 30, 1998); "Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure: Last Chance Seminar," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (December 16, 1999); "Accident Reconstruction, Car Wrecks II: A Roadmap for Winning Your Case," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 2001); "Louisiana Procedure," 2001 Last Chance Seminar - Review of Louisiana Law, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (December 2001); "The Railroad Crossing Case," Auto Torts in Louisiana, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 2002).
Larry practices in the areas of maritime personal injury and wrongful death involving offshore drilling rig accidents, supply, utility and crew boat accidents, dredge boat accidents, fishing boat accidents, construction barge accidents, commercial diving accidents, helicopter accidents, as well as accidents involving railroad employees (FELA claims), railroad crossing accidents, and automobile and commercial truck accidents.
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