PRACTICE AREAS

CIVIL LITIGATION

Spears & Gary has a combined 60 years of experience in successfully defending civil liability cases in Louisiana. Our team of trial attorneys and paralegals give each file the attention to detail which it deserves to ensure that every single case reaches the most favorable result for our clients.

 

Whether your litigation begins in federal or state court, rest assured that your litigation team at Spars & Gary has the particular knowledge, skill and proper relationships/access to experts to ensure the highest level of representation available in the state. 

TOXIC TORT LITIGATION

At the center of Spears & Gary’s litigation practice is toxic tort defense. Our team of litigation professionals (including an unparalleled staff of trial counsel and paralegals) has more than seven decades of experience in the defense of toxic tort litigation. Our corporate clients rely on Spears & Gary for it’s vast knowledge of both premise and product liability issues. They count on us for our relationships with the world’s premier toxic tort experts in the field of epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, pulmonology, oncology and pathology.

 

Spears & Gary was the developer in the state of Louisiana of a joint defense approach to the evaluation of both malignant and nonmalignant asbestos claims (which continues today). This system has saved millions of dollars in litigation fees for our clients and has helped to ensure a timely, efficient resolution to thousands of toxic tort claims.

 

Whether your company is facing premise or product liability allegations, rest assured that your  litigation team at Spears & Gary has the skill, knowledge and resources available to reach a favorable outcome to your litigation.

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

The practice of environmental law combines knowledge of the applicable federal and state law with a thorough scientific knowledge of particular environmental issues. At Spears & Gary, our team of highly qualified environment law counsel can assist you in deciphering the maze of complex federal and state statutes to marry compliance with sound business practices.

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Today’s workplace is a maze of litigation potential. Our employment law counsel have spent years successfully representing employers and assisting them in navigating the complex world of labor and employment law. 

 

Whether you are dealing with a wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment or other complex employment legal issue, rest assured, your litigation team at Spears & Gary has the skill and experience to resolve your matter promptly and favorably.

CONTRACT LITIGATION

At the heart of a multitude of litigation today is contract law. The complex nature of today’s business transactions require that you have a litigation team who is skilled and experienced to 

protect your interests.

 

In additional to overall contract drafting and review, the contact attorneys at Spears & Gary can assist with:

•   Drafting of contractual agreements;

•   Sales agreements

•   Licensing agreements

 

Your litigation team at Spears & Gary is mindful that the contract itself it merely an agreement to terms which can take weeks, months and even years to reach. Rest assured that your contract attorneys at S & G can be by your side throughout the negotiation process and until you have reached the most favorable contract for your needs.

PREMISE LIABILITY

At the center of Spears & Gary’s litigation practice is toxic tort defense. Our team of litigation professionals (including an unparalleled staff of trial counsel and paralegals) has more than seven decades of experience in the defense of toxic tort litigation. Our corporate clients rely on Spears & Gary for it’s vast knowledge of both premise and product liability issues. They count on us for our relationships with the world’s premier toxic tort experts in the field of epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, pulmonology, oncology and pathology.

 

Spears & Gary was the developer in the state of Louisiana of a joint defense approach to the evaluation of both malignant and nonmalignant asbestos claims (which continues today). This system has saved millions of dollars in litigation fees for our clients and has helped to ensure a timely, efficient resolution to thousands of toxic tort claims.

 

Whether your company is facing premise or product liability allegations, rest assured that your  litigation team at Spears & Gary has the skill, knowledge and resources available to reach a favorable outcome to your litigation.

PRODUCT LIABILTY

At the center of Spears & Gary’s litigation practice is toxic tort defense. Our team of litigation professionals (including an unparalleled staff of trial counsel and paralegals) has more than seven decades of experience in the defense of toxic tort litigation. Our corporate clients rely on Spears & Gary for it’s vast knowledge of both premise and product liability issues. They count on us for our relationships with the world’s premier toxic tort experts in the field of epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, pulmonology, oncology and pathology.

 

Spears & Gary was the developer in the state of Louisiana of a joint defense approach to the evaluation of both malignant and nonmalignant asbestos claims (which continues today). This system has saved millions of dollars in litigation fees for our clients and has helped to ensure a timely, efficient resolution to thousands of toxic tort claims.

 

Whether your company is facing premise or product liability allegations, rest assured that your  litigation team at Spears & Gary has the skill, knowledge and resources available to reach a favorable outcome to your litigation.

OIL & GAS

Easement/Right-of-Way

Spears & Gary’s Oil and Gas Division is mindful that Oil and Gas matters can range from the relatively straightforward to the complex. Each client’s needs are specifically assessed and a proper oil and gas team is implemented to target your exact needs.

 

Our Oil & Gas attorneys have decades of experience in the following areas:

Land issues: eminent domain, access, leases, preferential purchase rights, bad faith drainage, rights of ingress, royalty claims and surface damages.

Oil and gas contracts: both new contracts and breach issues. 

Accident and injury claims: pipeline ruptures, a well blowout or pollution and surface water contamination, etc. 

Regulatory issues: state and federal regulations; violations from OSHA and the EPA.

SPORTS LAW

CONTRACTUAL AND NCAA COMPLIANCE ISSUES

The Sports Law division of Spears & Gary offers comprehensive contract and  NCAA compliance related services which include detailed knowledge and experience with the NCAA's major and secondary infractions process, student-athletes and waivers.

 

Our lead Sports attorney at Spears & Gary has more than 20 years of experience in negotiation of coaches/player contracts as well as NCAA experience.

 

Our team is well versed on NCAA rules, regulations and procedures and stands prepared to assist you with your sports law needs.

LAW ENFORCEMENT LITIGATION

Spears & Gary has more than 20 years of experience in the defense of claims against state and federal law enforcement. Spears & Gary attorneys have developed a unique expertise in police training, general orders, criminal law, traffic law, excessive force, Fourth Amendment matters and all other police-related claims, whether constitutional or statutory in nature.

 

Government related litigation, including law enforcement litigation, is often complex and requires an exquisite attention to detail. Trust your litigation to the highly specialized law enforcement team at Spears & Gary, who will give your case the consideration and respect it deserves. We know it’s more than a dollar value on the line…it’s your reputation…and nothing is more deserving of the highest level of representation.

ELECTRICAL INJURY LITIGATION

The attorneys of Spears & Gary specialize in the defense of cases involving electrical injuries. Litigation of these cases requires highly specialized technical knowledge necessary to understand the mechanism of alleged electrical injury. Furthermore, many electrical injury cases involve highly complex medical issues concerning the precise cause of the plaintiff's symptoms, many of which could also be caused by other diseases or physiologic abnormalities.

 

Your litigation team at Spears & Gary prides itself on the ability to dissect difficult technical issues and call upon a wide array of medical and scientific experts to understand and litigate these complex issues