KENNETH H. LABORDE

KENNETH H. LABORDE

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New Orleans
Direct: (504) 654-1301
Fax: (504) 561-1011
Houston

Direct: (832) 255-6020
Fax: (832) 255-6001
Ken has over 35 years experience acting as lead trial counsel on behalf of his clients. He has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Pennsylvania courts, both state and federal, and has also litigated complex cases to a successful conclusion in Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina and Hawaii.

Ken’s career as a trial lawyer and success as an advocate was acknowledged by his peers through his election to Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious professional organization for attorneys in North America. Fellowship in the College is by invitation only, extended after careful and lengthy investigation.

On numerous occasions Ken has been brought into significant and often technical litigation as lead trial counsel shortly before the trials are scheduled to begin. This most often occurs 60 to 120 days prior to trial and therefore requires significant focus and preparation to lead a trial team on such short notice.

Recent News
Attorneys from Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, LLC, recently obtained a complete defense verdict in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana following a four-day jury trial.  Defense Research Institute, The Voice, publication date September 24, 2014.
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Attorneys from Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, LLC, obtain complete defense verdict after five-day trial in Lafayette Parish involving a fall from a helicopter.  Defense Research Institute, The Voice, publication date August 26, 2014.
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Areas of Practice
Products Liability Defense
Aviation Litigation
Oil and Gas Litigation
Environmental Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation
Admiralty and Maritime Litigation

Education
J.D., 1979, Loyola University School of Law
Member, Loyola Law Review (1978-1979)
B.S., 1975, Louisiana State University

Memberships
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
Chairman, Aerospace Committee (1989-1992)
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Bar Affiliations
Louisiana State Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana, 1979
Texas, 1990

Publications
Comment, Defenses to a Louisiana Products Liability Action, 25 Loy. L. Rev. 93 (1979)
General Aviation Revitalization Act-Analysis of the Reported Jurisprudence, IADC Newsletter, Aviation & Space Law Committee, June, 2001 No. 6

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