Jack E. Truitt
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Mr. Truitt began his practice with a small defense firm that practiced primarily admiralty, worker's compensation, and general casualty litigation. However, he soon joined a larger insurance defense firm in Metairie, Louisiana where he began trying many cases on behalf of major national clients such as Kmart, Cox Cable, Tonti Properties, and Walgreens; there, he obtained numerous "zero verdicts" in bench and jury trials. Mr. Truitt soon became a partner in this firm, but was dissatisfied with the "big firm" mentality, so he formed his own firm with two assistant district attorneys, who thereafter returned to practicing criminal law on a full-time basis. The Truitt Law Firm continued with the association of Jack E. Truitt, Bobby's father, who has since passed, and others. The firm continues to represent major national clients successfully at the trial and appellate levels. The firm has significant experience in the areas of pharmaceutical defense, automobile litigation, premises liability, construction litigation, worker's compensation, business litigation, and criminal defense. Mr. Truitt has been a presenter at many continuing education seminars for other lawyers, paralegals, and claims professionals. He is also a former member of the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the prestigious Defense Research Institute. He has achieved the highest rating from his peers in Martindale Hubbell, and the firm recently was awarded the distinction of approval by A. M. Best Insurance Ratings. Mr. Truitt serves on the Board of Directors for the West St. Tammany YMCA and is involved in other organizations benefitting the community.

Mr. Truitt resides in Covington, Louisiana with his wife and three boys.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Worker's Compensation Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Minor: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Wainwright v. Walgreens, 774 So. 2d 70 (La. 2000)
  • Negri v. Authement, 28 So. 3d 1071 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2009)
  • Perez v. Walmart, 608 So. 2d. 1006 (La. 1992)

Representative Clients

  • Family Dollar Stores
  • Crum and Forster Insurance Company
  • Farmers Insurance Company
  • Louisiana Construction and Industry Self - Insurance Fund

References

  • Michael Gambrell, Resource Bank
  • Joe Loya, Fairmont Speciality Insurance
  • Mark Tullis, Louisiana Construction and Industry Self Insurance Fund

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 1991 to Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • National Restaurant Retail Defense Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Sigma Pi