David Pitre is a board certified civil trial specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (the NBTA was established in 1977 and was the first of its kind to be accredited by the American Bar Association). He was originally certified in 2012 and met the qualifications for recertification in 2017. Only a handful ofRead More
Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman was spotlighted in New Orleans Living Magazine for work the firm does to improve people’s lives. The article, titled “Carrying the Load,” stated: “The law partners of Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman don’t picture themselves as bulldogs, body guards or battering rams the way some personal injury and wrongful deathRead More
David Pitre successfully convinced the Mississippi Court of Appeals to overturn the trial court’s summary judgment dismissal of his client’s case. You can read the Court’s full opinion here. This complex litigation involved the interpretation of several life insurance policies, and claims of unjust enrichment, equitable estoppel and promissory estoppel. The lawsuit lasted several yearsRead More
Justin Garon has become certified as a mediator through Mediation and Arbitration Professionals Systems, Inc. (MAPS), mediating cases throughout Louisiana. Mr. Garon has a diverse legal background which enables him to mediate cases in the following areas of law: personal injury, commercial litigation, and domestic litigation. Mediations can be scheduled by contacting MAPS (1-800-443-7351).
Congratulations to Scott Silbert and Jonathan Friedman for their recent trial work in securing a $727,000 jury verdict for their injured client in federal court in New Orleans.
Congratulations to Greg Merritt, lead trial attorney, and Scott Silbert for their recent trial work on behalf of a severely injured client by securing a $1,136,000 judgment against a municipality for its negligence in failing to properly inspect, maintain and repair a defective street.
Justin Garon recently lectured at a legal seminar in New Orleans entitled “Handling Your First Nursing Home Malpractice Case”, hosted by the National Business Institute. Topics included discovery and court procedure, time deadlines and evidentiary concerns.
Jonathan Friedman, a former criminal prosecutor in Orleans Parish, was appointed in 2010 as a Criminal Court Magistrate Commissioner, Section M5, in Orleans Parish. He continues to serve in this-part time judicial role while maintaining his private civil practice with our firm.
David Pitre was appointed by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller to serve on the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct Study Committee. The select group of attorneys and judges across the State proposed significant changes based on the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The Committee’s proposals are currently pending consideration by the MississippiRead More
David Pitre recently completed his tenure as the President of the Mississippi Association for Justice in the Summer of 2009, but continues to serve this state trial lawyer association as a member of various committees and in lobbying efforts at the State Capitol & Government.