ERNEST P. GIEGER, JR.

ERNEST P. GIEGER, JR.

Member
New Orleans
Fax: (504) 561-1011
Houston
Fax: (832) 255-6001
 

Ernie has over 35 years of experience trying cases before Federal and State court juries and judges in Louisiana, Texas and throughout the United States. His experience includes representing diverse national and international companies involving product defect, catastrophic fire casualties, oilfield disasters, toxic exposure, toxic waste as well as environmental litigation. Ernie has served as national lead trial team counsel as well as regional counsel in litigation involving mass tort, multidistrict and class action litigation, including FEMA temporary housing, pain pumps, latex gloves, catheters, pedicle screws, surgical mesh products, pharmaceuticals and generic herbal supplements.  He has a reputation as a tenacious legal advocate on behalf of his clients and has a passion for trial work. He is often called on as substitute trial counsel when his clients approach trial in catastrophic cases.

In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized Ernie as part of the Thomas & Betts defense team featured as winning the 2001 Defense Verdict of the Year. In 2010, he was selected as a one of the top ten attorneys in the United States by a client from a national list of thousands of their trial counsel. Such recognition is rare.

Ernie has appeared on behalf of the Products Liability Advisory Council and serves as a Sustaining Member of that group. He is actively involved on several committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association, including Automobile Products Liability Subcommittee of the Committee on Products Liability Litigation, Natural Resources and the Environmental Law Committee. Ernie is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.

 

Areas of Practice

Products Liability
Class Actions
Complex Litigation
Insurance
Toxic Tort

Education

J.D., 1976, Louisiana State University
B.S., 1973, Louisiana State University

Professional Associations

Product Liability Advisory Council
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Louisiana, 1976
Texas, 2006

Pro Hac Admission

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama
Superior Court of Arizona, County of Maricopa
District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma
Circuit Court of Union County, Arkansas
Circuit Court of Sebastian County, Arkansas, Fort Smith District
Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi
27th Judicial Circuit, Jackson County, Kentucky
190th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas
Superior Court of Bibb County, State of Georgia
Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County, Ohio
Circuit Court of Prairie County, Arkansas, Southern District

Ernie has over 35 years of experience trying cases before Federal and State court juries and judges in Louisiana, Texas and throughout the United States. His experience includes representing diverse national and international companies involving product defect, catastrophic fire casualties, oilfield disasters, toxic exposure, toxic waste as well as environmental litigation. Ernie has served as national lead trial team counsel as well as regional counsel in litigation involving mass tort, multidistrict and class action litigation, including FEMA temporary housing, pain pumps, latex gloves, catheters, pedicle screws, surgical mesh products, pharmaceuticals and generic herbal supplements.  He has a reputation as a tenacious legal advocate on behalf of his clients and has a passion for trial work. He is often called on as substitute trial counsel when his clients approach trial in catastrophic cases.

In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized Ernie as part of the Thomas & Betts defense team featured as winning the 2001 Defense Verdict of the Year. In 2010, he was selected as a one of the top ten attorneys in the United States by a client from a national list of thousands of their trial counsel. Such recognition is rare.

Ernie has appeared on behalf of the Products Liability Advisory Council and serves as a Sustaining Member of that group. He is actively involved on several committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association, including Automobile Products Liability Subcommittee of the Committee on Products Liability Litigation, Natural Resources and the Environmental Law Committee. Ernie is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.