Denis Juge

B.A. Political Science University of New Orleans (1970), M.A. Political Science University of New Orleans (1972), J.D. Loyola University (1976). His practice area is state workers' compensation (Louisiana and Mississippi). Since 1983 he has worked with the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) to support pro-business legislation. He has taught Insurance Law and Workers' Compensation Law at Loyola Law School from 1982 to 2005 and is the author of two books on Louisiana workers' compensation as well as numerous Law Review articles.

djuge@wcdefense.com

Jeffrey C. Napolitano

B.S. cum laude LSU (1982), J.D. Loyola University (1985). Jeff's practice area is state and federal workers'compensation and employers' liability. Jeff has been a featured speaker for numerous seminars including the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry. Jeff has served as the national worker's compensation Chair for DRI. Community activities include: Youth basketball coach, Pelican Park Mandeville and Our Lady of the Lake School; former cub master, Cub Scouts Pack 611 Mandeville.

jnapolitano@wcdefense.com

Joseph B. Guilbeau

B.S. Mathematics University of Southwestern Louisiana (1976), J.D. Loyola University (1984). Mr. Guilbeau's practice areas are workers' compensation (Louisiana State and Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act), general maritime law and general liability. He has been a speaker at seminars sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, LABI, LASIE, Lorman Education Services, and the National Business Institute. Community activities include: St. Clement of Rome lector, Scout Den Leader and baseball coach, Johnny Bright Playground.

jguilbeau@wcdefense.com

Thomas M. Ruli

B.A. Political Science Loyola University (1986), J.D. Loyola University (1989). Tommy's practice area is state workers' compensation and employers' liability. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Council and the Defense Research Institute. Since 1993, he has been a speaker for Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the Louisiana Claims Association, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers, and Lorman Education Services, and National Business Institute. He has also been a guest lecturer on several occasions at Loyola University School of Law School and Tulane University City College. Achieved Peer Review AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and voted as a New Orleans “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine, 2010. Community activities include former youth baseball, softball and soccer coach.

truli@wcdefense.com

Lawrence B. Frieman

B.S. Physical Therapy LSU Medical Center (1985), J.D. Loyola University (1992).  Larry practiced as a physical therapist in orthopedics and sports medicine for seven years prior to beginning his practice of law.  He has been able to utilize his medical knowledge acquired through physical therapy in his legal practice.  He has been a speaker for Lorman Education Services, Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers, Louisiana Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Louisiana Claims Association, and Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. 

lfrieman@wcdefense.com

Matthew M. Putfark

B.A. Political Science LSU (1994), J.D. LSU (1998). Matt's area of practice is state workers' compensation and employers' liability. He has been a speaker for Lorman Education Services and guest lecturer at the Loyola University School of Law.

mputfark@wcdefense.com

Jeffrey I. Mandel

B.A. Psychology, University of Cincinnati (1984), M.L.H.R. Labor and Human Resources, The Ohio State University (1985), J.D. Loyola University School of Law (1991). Practice areas: Employment Law, Maritime Law, general liability, State and Federal Workers' Compensation. Jeff has lectured for Lorman Educational Services, Loyola Law School, and numerous in-house client seminars on Workers Compensation, LHWCA, and General Maritime Law.

jmandel@wcdefense.com

Keith Pittman

B.A. History University of New Orleans (1994), J.D. Loyola University (1998). Keith's area of practice is state workers' compensation and employers' liability. Community Activities: Keith has coached Babe Ruth baseball, 14 - 15 year olds.

kpittman@wcdefense.com

Bradley P. Naccari

B. S. Business Administration LSU (1992), J.D. Loyola University (1996). Brad was an assistant District Attorney in New Orleans before joining the firm. His practice area is state workers' compensation and employers' liability. Brad has been a speaker for Lorman Education Services.

bnaccari@wcdefense.com

John V. Quaglino

B.A. Political Science from Loyola University in 1990. J.D. from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1993. Mr. Quaglino served as a Staff Attorney for both the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has extensive experience as a litigation attorney handling the defense of workers compensation, Longshore and general liability cases.

jquaglino@wcdefense.com

Denise M. Ledet

Denise received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1989 from Our Lady of Holy Cross College.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University College of Law in 1995.  Denise is admitted to practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi.  Her practice areas include insurance defense, workers’ compensation, longshore workers’ compensation, general civil litigation, and commercial litigation.  Denise is also an active member of the Algiers Morning Edition Kiwanis Club.

dledet@wcdefense.com

Donald C. Douglas, Jr.

B.A. University of New Orleans in English. J.D., Louisiana State University Law School (1993).  Prior to joining our firm, Bubby had litigation experience in insurance defense. Currently, Bubby practices primarily in workers compensation defense and employers' liability.

bdouglas@wcdefense.com

Jennifer M Sullivan

B.S. Louisiana State University 2002. J.D., Loyola University Law School (2005). Prior to joining our firm, Jennifer worked primarily Medical Malpractice law. Currently, Jennifer practices primarily in workers compensation defense.

jsullivan@wcdefense.com

Kathleen Will

B.S. Business Administration LSU (1981), J.D. LSU Law School (1984) Kathleen is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Council. Prior to joining our firm, Kathleen had extensive litigation experience in insurance defense and workers compensation defense. Kathleen's area of practice is primarily state workers compensation defense and employers liability.

kwill@wcdefense.com

Elizabeth (Lynn) Finch

B.A. Communication, Mississippi State University (2004), J.D., Loyola University School of Law (2012). Prior to gradutating from law school, Lynn worked for our firm as a paralegal and law clerk. Currently, Lynn practices primarily in state workers' compensation defense and employers' liability law.

lfinch@wcdefense.com

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