Frank E. Lamothe, III is a seasoned trial lawyer with years of experience handling personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation cases. He has a stellar reputation as an extremely skilled trial attorney who conducts himself with integrity as well as an attorney who has always maintained the highest standards of professionalism.
Frank Lamothe has tried and won numerous multi-million dollar cases during his career in federal and state courts throughout the country including Louisiana, Arizona, Florida and Mississippi.
As a personal injury trial lawyer, Frank Lamothe has particular experience in maritime, offshore, Jones Act and oil field claims as well as industrial, trucking and motorcycle accident cases. In business law, he has had substantial success in the areas of business torts, contracts, breach of fiduciary duties, employment and LLC breakup cases. He has also tried mass tort cases, including representing numerous businesses and individuals who have suffered losses in the BP Oil Spill and is serving on the economic loss task force in the federal court litigation filed in the matter.
Frank Lamothe has earned his reputation through superior trial skills and verdicts won through diligence, hard work and experience. As one trial consultant commented:
“You are a no-nonsense, business-like, precise courtroom practitioner who asks questions in a straight-forward and rapid manner. You relentlessly draw out a witness until you secure all information needed or required and you methodically pursue your agenda regardless of irritation, interruption or pressure.”
Mr. Lamothe receives frequent referrals from other attorneys who appreciate his vast trial experience in personal injury and business litigation. As one colleague said:
“Frank is one of the finest trial lawyers in the United States. He is also a shining example of what it means to be a true professional: dedicated to helping others, unfailingly polite to fellow attorneys and members of the public, diligent in all cases he undertakes.”
Another referring colleague commented:
“I would like to express how grateful I am to you for agreeing to co-counsel my oil drilling case. When I met you at the trial lawyers’ conference in Montreal, I knew you were a great lawyer but had no idea how accomplished you really were. I have been practicing law since 1979, have been around many excellent trial lawyers. Without question, you are at a completely higher level and without question the best trial attorney I have ever been associated with. I sincerely mean that but for you the resolution of our case would have had far less 0’s in the final settlement number. In addition, I completely enjoyed the process which as you know is extremely stressful and time consuming. All I can say is that you are the Peyton Manning of the trial bar….I highly recommend you to anyone who has a large case and needs the expertise of a super star.”
Frank Lamothe has particular experience in litigation involving sex abuse and he is known for working diligently to find justice for the victims. He was instrumental in settling a group of clergy sex abuse cases for over $5 million. He has also lectured on sex abuse in Louisiana and authored a paper entitled “Sex Abuse in Louisiana.”
He has also been involved in legal education. He taught Trial Advocacy at the Tulane University School of Law, the Paul F. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University, and the School of Law at Loyola University in New Orleans. He has served on numerous seminar programs, and has lectured at a large number of continuing legal education programs in the areas of maritime personal injury and death claims, and a variety of subjects relating to his trial practice.
Among his civic activities, Frank Lamothe recently created the Lamothe Charitable Fund, which is primarily dedicated to disadvantaged children’s causes.
While Frank Lamothe is honored by such distinctions, he is most proud of being the dedicated father of three children. Outside of the home, his leisure activities include reading, travel, tennis, motorcycle touring, track riding and Krav Maga (martial arts) training.
18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
Maritime Personal Injury and Death
Oil Field Accidents
River Boat Injuries
Breach of Contract
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Digital Privacy & Data Security Breaches
Fraud and Misrepresentation
Misappropriation of Proprietary Information/Trade Secrets
Securities and Financial Fraud
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Unfair Trade Practices
Wage & Hour Disputes
Whistleblowers, Qui Tam, False Claims Act
Leading attorney Frank Lamothe is listed in every edition for past 30 years for Personal Injury.
Frank Lamothe has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranking for the past 35 years, which is the best possible rating, given by other attorneys.
Frank Lamothe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, available to top trial attorneys in the country by invitation-only.
Rated by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the city.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, recognizes the very best trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. The College’s Fellows are chosen strictly by invitation and only after a rigorous and lengthy investigation. The candidate must be identified as a highly skilled trial lawyer in the opinion of judges and practitioners, and as a person whose ethics, moral standards and collegiality are above reproach. Fellowship is limited to one percent of the lawyers in any individual State or Province, and the candidate must have practiced for at least 15 years.
AWARDS & HONORS
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, which is by invitation only and is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one half of one percent of American lawyers.
Awarded to the top 5% of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana, Frank Lamothe has received this honor every year since 2007.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent in the Country
Top Trial Lawyers in America – For attorneys who have recovered multi-millions of dollars for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Frank Lamothe, member by invitation-only.
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law winner based on professional & community involvement and achievements – 2014 and 2015, Frank Lamothe.
Member, Federal Bar Association
Past President, New Orleans Chapter
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Business Torts Committee
Member, Litigation Section
Past Chair, Business Torts Section
Past Co-Chair, Fiduciary Duties Subcommittee of the Business Torts Committee
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Covington Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
Board of Governors 2009-2010
Past Chair, Business Torts Section
Member, American Association of Justice
Member, Past Chair, Business Torts Section
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Invited Member, National Board Member, American Board of Trial Advocates; Past President, Louisiana Chapter and National Board of Directors
Invited Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Invited Member, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics
Fellow, Pound Civil Justice Institute
“Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Under the Jones Act”
“Fifth Circuit Redefines Standard of Care in Jones Act Cases”
“Recent Developments Under the Jones Act”
“Proving Economic Loss in Business Cases,” Louisiana Advocates”
“Unfair Trade Practices in Louisiana”
“Breach of Fiduciary Duties in Louisiana”
“Sex Abuse in Louisiana”
“The Freight Then Pending Doctrine In Limitation Proceedings”
“Ethics and Cross Examination”
“Business Interruption Insurance”
“Effective Direct Examination of Experts”
“Strategy and Tactics in Settlement Negotiations”
“The Art of Negotiation”
Tulane University, B.A.
Tulane University Law School, J.D.
State of Louisiana
State of Colorado
State of Texas
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