Elwood C. Stevens Jr.

Elwood Stevens

Elwood StevensOccupation: Special Counsel
Born: December 26, 1950, Opelousas, LA

Education:
JD, Louisiana State University Law School (1979)

Certifications:
All Federal and State Courts in Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Duly Admitted and Qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States

Career:
Hunter & Plattsmier (1981-Present)
Sole Practice (2000-2009)
Law Clerk to the Honorable John M. Shaw, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana (1979-1981)
Partner, Klein, Peter, Schwartzberg & Stevens

Career Related:
Maritime Personal Injury; Serious Injury; Wrongful Death; Complex Litigation; Mass Torts; Class Actions; Business Litigation; Typist, U.S. Army;

Military:
JAG Corps, U.S. Army (1970-1973)

Achievements:
Proud of my work in the two-month Hurricane Katrina trial against the Army Corps of Engineers

Awards:
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report (2018); AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (2017); Top Lawyers of Acadiana, Acadiana Profile Magazine (2017); Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report (2016); Super Lawyers

Memberships:
President, Board of Directors, Lafayette, St. Landry and St. Mary Parish Bar Association; Litigation Section of the American Bar Association; Co-Chairman, Toxic Torts and Mass Litigation Subcommittee; American Association for Justice; Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit; Charter member, Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation; Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors, Council of Directors and President’s Advisory Council, and Executive Committee; Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit; Charter Member, Fellow, The Louisiana Bar Foundation; A Master, Acadiana Chapter of the American Inns of Court; Past President, Current member of the Board of Directors, Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association; St. Mary Parish Bar Association (Board of Directors, President)

Email:
ElwoodS@wrightroy.com

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