“The legendary trial lawyer has taken on entities from major oil companies to the Catholic Church.”
This is the first line of the recent Lawdragon article in celebration of Frank Lamothe’s recent Hall of Fame status, “Frank Lamothe on Tenacity and Empathy.”
This article encompasses Frank’s career.
“Right out of law school, Lamothe sought ways to benefit the highest number of underrepresented people he could, leading him to the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation. After entering private practice, Lamothe’s wide-ranging career took him from maritime litigation to bringing cases against the nation’s largest oil giants to, more recently, landmark work taking on the clergy on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse.”
His firm’s values.
“All of us have a commitment to helping people who are disadvantaged. We’re not here just to find a way to make money. The fact that clients make it to our office is a huge accomplishment for a lot of these people. It wasn’t easy for them to do that. But they made it, and they have an opportunity to tell a story that’s been burning inside of them for all these years. We listen to their stories, and then we effectively tell their story to help them.”
His work ethic.
“We emphasize quality. We have to be better than the firms we litigate against. We want to outwork them and outthink them and be prepared to try the cases if they need to get tried.”