Stephen M. Huber has tried more than 145 jury trials in the last seventeen years. Mr. Huber began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish and then went on to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Huber led several multi-year investigations and received a number of awards and recognitions for his work.
Since leaving the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Huber has dedicated himself to representing clients who suffered losses as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, catastrophic personal injury, products liability, business litigation and property claims. In the last several years, Mr. Huber has obtained verdicts for his clients in the amounts of $5.7 million for a business owner in a dispute that arose from a joint venture, $1.7 million for a child injured by a defective bicycle made by Wal-Mart and $4.5 million for a property owner in a Hurricane Katrina claim. As a result, in 2010, he was named to the New Orleans City Business’ Annual Leadership in Law list of outstanding attorneys in New Orleans.
Recently, Mr. Huber has been instrumental in representing a large number of businesses, fishermen, and individuals with BP claims. The firm has successfully obtained numerous, significant awards for its BP clients and continues to vigorously pursue BP claims.
Mr. Huber is the firm’s managing partner. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Todd R. Slack concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on business litigation, data breach liability, healthcare and personal injury. As a result of his extensive technological background, he also advises both businesses and practicing attorneys in the areas of eDiscovery, Data Privacy and Security and the preservation, collection, handling and analysis of Digital Evidence (Digital Forensics). His legal practice has ranged from representing individuals, small and medium-sized businesses and major corporations, both in civil litigation and client advising.
Todd received a degree in Computer Systems with a concentration in Accounting in 1990 and worked in the Computer Science field for several years prior to law school; he furthered this education by pursing a Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science from Champlain College, a multiple year recipient of the Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in the United States, and a Designated Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics by the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Cyber Crime Center. His law degree was awarded, cum laude, in 1996 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, having been a published member of the Loyola Law Review and member of the Moot Court Board.
In addition to his formal education, Todd has been awarded the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional for U.S. Sector (CIPP/US) designation by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also participates in National Organizations dedicated to the study of Data Privacy and Security and eDiscovery, including Working Group 11 and Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference. He frequently lectures in the areas of Healthcare law, Data Privacy and Security, and eDiscovery.
He currently has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest level of professional excellence, and has been nominated to SuperLawyers from 2012 -2017. Mr. Slack plays a very active role in his community, serving as a Board member to several organizations including the United Way for Southeast Louisiana and also Louisiana’s highest-ranked public school, Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans.
Professional Associations and Leadership
Charlie Thomas concentrates his practice on civil litigation, with a specific emphasis on business litigation, insurance litigation, bicycle-related personal injury, and products liability. Charlie represents large institutional clients, small businesses, and individuals, and serves as the Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi counsel for Bike Law. He currently has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest level of professional excellence. Charlie may be contacted at 504-274-2500 or Charlie@HuberSlack.com.
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Represents numerous claimants for lost profits and land remediation against British Petroleum, Transocean, and other defendants arising out of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, ranging from individual claimants to companies with billion dollar revenues.
Represents an air charter business for lost profits through the Federal Tort Claims Act after a military helicopter destroyed its charter aircraft.
Represents the owner of a regional company in a suit involving tortious interference claims and claims arising out of the Louisiana Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Represents an angel investor in a dispute over a fracking project in Texas.
Represents a developer against a general contractor in a commercial construction dispute.
Represents litigants in the Mirena IUD Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2434).
Represents litigants in the DePuy Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2197).
Represents a regional business in a suit to recover the value of the business as a result of defamation.
Represents the principal of an energy exploration and production company in its business pursuits.
Represented the family of a murder-suicide against liable defendants.
Represented investors to recovery funds that were lost in a failed real estate project.
Represented a young surgeon who suffered horrific injuries when struck on his bicycle by a distracted motorist.
Represented the developer of an El Salvadoran power plant who lost his ownership in the project through a fraudulent scheme involving his business partners and attorneys.
Represented the surviving husband over his wife’s death at a railroad crossing.
Represented a child who lost a body part after a big-box retailer defectively assembled the brakes on his bicycle.
Represented numerous local businesses and individuals who suffered property damage as a result of hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, and floods through bad faith insurance litigation.
Charlie earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served as president of the Moot Court Board and won the prestigious Louisiana State University Flory Trial Competition. Additionally, Charlie competed in the national Trial Advocate Competition and the American Association for Justice Trial Competition.
Charlie earned his B.B.A. in Business Management from Texas A&M University’s Mays College of Business. While at Texas A&M, he was president of the Texas A&M Cycling Team and led the team in appearances in the U.S. Collegiate National Championships.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Charlie is admitted to the bars of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C., and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi state courts. He is a member of the Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, American and Federal Bar Associations, the Louisiana, Mississippi, and American Associations for Justice, and also the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans. Charlie is also the Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi delegate for Bike Law, which is a national group dedicated to advocating for the rights of cyclists. Furthermore, Charlie is certified as a League of American Bicyclists’ Cycling Instructor and serves as vice-president of the Board of Bike Easy. Charlie lives in Uptown New Orleans with his wife, Jenny, and their two daughters.
Brian Marcelle is a trial lawyer first and foremost. He has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court. Having served as an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly ten years, an Assistant District Attorney for three, and a civil litigator the remainder of his career, he has tried nearly 100 jury trials. Given his extensive federal court experience, Brian concentrates his practice on admiralty and maritime claims, complex business litigation and catastrophic injury.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served the United States Attorney’s Office as Deputy Supervisor of the Strike Force Unit, Deputy Chief of Ethics and Gang Coordinator. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, he won convictions in many high-profile cases involving public corruption, white-collar crimes and racketeering.
He earned his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1997 and was admitted to the Louisiana bar. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and all Louisiana state courts. He is a member of the Louisiana, American and Federal Bar Associations, as well as the Louisiana and American Associations for Justice.
Gina Palermo concentrates her practice on civil litigation, with a specific emphasis on complex business litigation, insurance litigation, and products liability. Gina represents large institutional clients, small businesses, and individuals and may be contacted at 504-274-2500 or Gina@huberslack.com.
Gina graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Palermo was a Senior Editor on the Louisiana Law Review, earned an award for the highest grade in legal research and writing, and interned at the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal for Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter. She graduated from Louisiana State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration, and received the University Medal for academic achievement.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Gina is admitted to the bar of Louisiana and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana state courts. She is a member of the Louisiana, American and Federal Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and also the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Comment, Waking the Neighbors: Determining a Landowner’s Liability for Rowdy Tenants Under Louisiana Law, 70 La. L. Rev. 1339 (Summer 2010).
LOGAN SCHONEKAS ALBERTINE
Logan Albertine concentrates her practice on concentrates her practice on civil litigation, with a specific emphasis on business litigation, insurance litigation, and products liability.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Logan clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Ledet in the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in her first year of practice as an attorney. Logan graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2013. While in law school, she earned the awards for the highest grade in legal research and writing, family law, and employment law. Logan graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Logan is admitted to the bar of Louisiana and is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Logan is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Christopher Zainey Jr.
Chris is a trial attorney who focuses his practice primarily in the areas of maritime law, Jones Act, personal injury/wrongful death, transportation litigation, complex tort litigation and business disputes.
He was named a 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star and has served in several leadership roles throughout the Louisiana State Bar Association, including the Association’s Legislative Committee, Community Action Committee, Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee, as well as serving as a representative for Orleans Parish in the Association’s House of Delegates.
Chris has lectured at Loyola University Law School in the areas of environmental toxic torts and federal litigation practice and procedure, has served on the adjunct faculty at Tulane University Law School’s Intersession Program, and is a frequent panelist / guest lecturer on admiralty law to members of the state bar.
Chris is an active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice and serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division. Prior to entering private law practice, Chris served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable James J. Brady of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.
Chris is a Fellow of the Loyola University New Orleans Institute of Politics, serves on the Board of Directors for Lantern Light Ministries, serves as a Coach/Buddy for the Miracle League New Orleans basketball and baseball programs, serves on the Board of Directors for St. Andrew’s Village and is actively involved in several other philanthropic endeavors across the state. Chris also provides pro bono legal services at various homeless shelters throughout the New Orleans area and is an active participant in the HELP program, SOLACE program and the Pro Bono Project.
Chris received his J.D. from Loyola University Law School, and his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Mississippi where he was selected by the Ole Miss student body as a “Campus Favorite.” He formerly served as a congressional intern in Washington D.C., for United States Senator Mary Landrieu and United States Senator John Breaux, and worked as a student law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
SELECT REPRESENTATIVE CASES:
MDL-2179 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (USDC EDLA): The multidistrict litigation arising from the April 20, 2010 explosion of the M/V Deepwater Horizon and subsequent BP Oil Spill;
Jonathan Vilma v. Roger Goodell, USDC EDLA, Case No. 12-1283;
Jonathan Vilma v. National Football League, USDC EDLA, Case No. 12-1718;
Jeffrey Mock, et al. v. Grady White Boats, et al., USDC EDLA, Case No. 11-2057;
Rodolfo Torres v. Danos and Curole Marine Contractors, et al., USDC EDLA, Case No. 11-1413;
Stephen Carney v. Florida Marine Transporters, Inc., USDC EDLA, Case No. 12-2414;
Skyler Theriot v. Team Labor Force, LLC, et al., USDC EDLA, Case No. 12-2831.
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, LA , Juris Doctorate, May 2008
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 2005-2006
The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Bachelor of Arts, May 2005
Major: Journalism, Minor: Political Science
(Magna Cum Laude)
Jesuit High School, New Orleans, LA
(Magna Cum Laude), May 2001
As a former prosecutor and civil insurance defense attorney, Richard Olivier brings over twenty-six years of trial experience. Following graduation from Loyola Law School, Richard joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office where he served for over ten years. His ability and passion for trying cases developed over the course of his career where he served in every division of the office culminating with his appointment as a supervisor in both the trial and screening divisions.
Richard began his private practice of insurance defense in 2001 where he worked at the law firm of Connick, Wimberly, & DeLaup, a firm founded by former prosecutors and established trial attorneys. In 2005, Richard continued his practice at another civil defense firm with a long standing reputation for its exceptional litigation practice. During his tenure, Richard continued to develop his trial skills and successfully defended clients in a wide variety of areas including, construction, occupational disease, and complex commercial insurance defense.
After having amassed twenty-five plus years of trial experience as a prosecutor and insurance defense attorney, Richard is uniquely qualified to represent his clients’ interest in a wide variety of areas, with a concentration on those cases that can only be resolved through litigation.