The Atlantic’s ongoing series “The Presence of Justice” investigates the problem of mass incarceration in the United States. The publication’s expose on the money bail system highlighted New Orleans as a key battleground for reform and commended SGPF partner Jonathan Friedman for his work to make the system more just for low income, low-risk defendants. “Courts acrossRead More
David Pitre has received considerable attention for his use of technology in the courtroom. He has previously lectured on the topic, and recently authored an article on the subject (click here to read it). The article has appeared in numerous trial lawyer publications, including the Mississippi Association for Justice’s Voir Dire, the Louisiana Association forRead More
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 stringent qualifications for recertification in 2017, and once again inRead 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.