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Larry Best

Owner
lebest@laurencebest.com


Larry Best offers a highly experienced legal practice serving workers in marine and energy personal injury litigation. Having practiced law in Louisiana since 1974, and in Texas since 1991, Larry Best is well rounded and well versed in the craft of personal injury litigation in the region. He has also been admitted to practice in multiple state and federal courts, including the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. His focus is primarily on marine and energy trial litigation, including products and professional liability of behalf of plaintiffs. His past work includes legal representation on behalf of Fortune 500, oil, chemical, refining and drilling companies, which gives him a unique advantage in prosecuting cases against them. His many trial successes have been characterized by integrity, professionalism, diligent attention to detail, courtroom intensity, and zealous representation of his clients. Much of his work involves litigation in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas on referral from other attorneys. Larry Best puts his clients' interests first and works hard to get the best results possible. He has been recognized in Super Lawyers and the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers because he is respected by his peers in the legal profession.

Education:
University of New Orleans, BS Accounting 1971
Tulane University School of Law, JD, 1974

Employment History:
1974-1978 Waitz & Downer, Houma, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Associate
1978-1983 Waitz, Downer, & Best, Houma, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Shareholder
1983-1984 Hebert & Abbott, New Orleans, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Associate
1984-1988 Abbot, Webb, Best & Meeks, New Orleans, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Shareholder
1988-1991 Abbott, Best & Meeks, New Orleans, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Shareholder
1991-2011 Best Koeppel, New Orleans, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Shareholder
2011-present Best Law Firm, New Orleans, Louisiana, Attorneys at Law – Sole Shareholder

Bar Admissions:
1974 Louisiana
           United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana
           United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana
           United States District Court for Middle District of Louisiana
1979 United States Supreme Court
1991 Texas
           United States District Court for Southern District of Texas

Presentations:
1988 Handling Claims Under the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act;
            presented to Commercial Union Insurance Company in Ruston, Louisiana.
1990 Oil Field Accident Reporting and Investigation;
           Rowan Companies, Inc., Houston, Texas.
1995 Defense Strategies in Litigation Involving Maritime Employers;
           Western Atlas International, Inc. , Bi-annual Law Conference,
           Palm Springs , California.

Additional Honors:
2010 Top 100 Verdict List
2012 Louisianan Super Lawyer

Honors:
2004 – present Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
2005 – present National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.
2006 – present National Register's Who's Who In the World in Executives and Professionals

Professional Associations:
Louisiana and Texas Bar Associations
Maritime Law Association
Louisiana Association of Justice

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What do you do in the event of an accident or injury?

If you or someone you know has been injured offshore, the first step to take is to immediately seek professional legal representation. The company you work for will hire their own investigators and legal team to investigate your injury to prove you were at fault. Before you talk to anyone else you need to speak to a qualified attorney that has an expertise in Maritime and Admiralty Law. Your attorney will help you receive the compensation you deserve and get you the money to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. The Best Law can help you formulate a solid case backed up by years of experience and knowledge in offshore and maritime law. So, contact us now for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to make a claim. If your accident happened on a rig, vessel or anywhere over water you could have a claim! Before you talk to anyone else contact an attorney.

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