ATTORNEYS
KEN SPEARS

PARTNER

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PRACTICE AREAS
Toxic Tort, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Property Law, Insurance Defense Litigation

EDUCATION

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (B.A., 1969) Louisiana State University (J.D., 1972)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Louisiana

State Bar of Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Middle District of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


AFFILIATIONS & HONORS

National Wild Turkey Federation, Past President

Kiwanis Club, Past President

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Texas State Bar, Member

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member

Southwest Association of Defense Counsel, Member

 

BACKGROUND

Kenneth Spears, Senior Managing Counsel at Spears & Gary, LLC, concentrates his practice in complex toxic tort litigation, property law, and employment law. He graduated from the LSU School of Law in 1972, and has 44 years of experience handling complex litigation. He has appeared before trial courts, mediators, and both state and federal appellate courts on a wide variety of matters, both large and small, for a wide variety of clients. He has also counseled plant managers, law enforcement agencies, oil companies, and chemical companies. He has tried numerous first chair jury trials in both state and federal courts, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Kenneth Spears has received an “AV Preeminent” attorney peer rating for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell for 24 years and is a member of Litigation Counsel of America. He has also been named in the publication known as “Louisiana Super Lawyers” since its inaugural issue in 2007.

 

CLAUDIA H. GARY

PARTNER

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PRACTICE AREAS
Toxic Tort, Contract Law, Sports Law, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Civil Litigation

EDUCATION
Tulane University School of Law (J.D. 1993)

Tulane University (B.A., Biology, With Highest Honors, 1990)

ADMISSIONS
Louisiana State Bar

United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

AFFILIATIONS & HONORS
American Bar Association, member 

Louisiana Bar Association, member 

Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, member

JDRF Diabetes Foundation, member

 

BACKGROUND

Claudia H. Gary is a partner at Spears & Gary, LLC, where she concentrates her practice in toxic tort defense, employment law and sports litigation. Prior to forming Spears & Gary, LLC, Gary was an associate at Swift, Spears & Harper and the Jones, Tete firm, both located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gary graduated from Tulane University in three years with a biology degree and attended law school at the Tulane University School of Law, obtaining her bar admission in 1993. 

Claudia Gary has spent her nearly thirty years of legal experience representing some of the nations largest oil and gas companies in both premise and product related toxic tort work. She also has successfully handled a variety of both employment and sports law/contractual litigation.

 

JEFFERY D. FRUGE

ASSOCIATE

jfruge@law-sg.com

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PRACTICE AREAS
Toxic Tort, Premise Liability, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense Litigation, Personal Injury Defense​


EDUCATION

McNeese State University (B.A., 2006) 

Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 2009)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Louisiana

United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Middle District of Louisiana

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


AFFILIATIONS & HONORS

 

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member

Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member

American Bar Association, Member

BACKGROUND

Jeffery Fruge graduated from McNeese State University in 2006 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, where he was the Vice-President of the Pre-Law Society.   He graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 2009, with a Civil Law certificate.  He was admitted to the bar in 2009.  Prior to joining Spears & Gary, LLC in 2016, Fruge was an associate at the Woodley, Williams law firm and at the Frohn & Thibodeaux law firm.  His practice is focused on personal injury defense and toxic tort defense.  

 

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