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News & Events

Presentations

AM Best asked the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, to host a national podcast on the complex "Tri-Partite Relationship" that exists between insurers, insureds, and attorneys. The podcast has been listened to by industry insiders across the country, and you can listen to it by clicking HERE.

The firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, offered a presentation on Additional Insured claims made under Vendor's Endorsements in Products Liability cases. The presentation was made during the Primerus Products Liability Symposium in Chicago, Illinois and was attended by underwriting, claims and legal professionals from across the United States.

The firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, recently presented a seminar in Atlanta, Georgia to the Atlanta Mariner's Club. The seminar included legal developments and updates on the areas of Seaman Status, Longshoreman Claim Subrogation Rights, and the Marcel Exception to the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act. The seminar was attended by numerous industry professionals and legal practitioners.

To learn more about any of these events, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Publications

The firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, authored an article entitled "Defending Broker-Liability Claims Based on a Lack of Communication: An Overview of a Developing Defense in Louisiana". The article was published in Paradigm Magazine, which is an international trade publication for the insurance and legal industry. You can view a copy of the article by clicking HERE.

To learn more about any of these publications, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Awards / Honors

New Orleans Partners Sidney W. Degan, III, R. Edward Blanchard, Foster P. Nash, III, James A. Rowell, and Julia A. Dietz have all been named as "Top Lawyers" by New Orleans Magazine for their excellence in legal practice. This is an honor reserved only to those attorneys that have achieved an AV Rating as awarded by Martindale Hubbell.

According to Best Lawyers, it is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized over the years as Best Lawyers in America including:

Additional rankings by Best Lawyers include:

Each year, SuperLawyers Magazine conducts a multi-phase selection process that rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas through independent research and peer evaluations. Inclusion on this list is an exceptional honor reserved to only a select few attorneys. Sidney W. Degan, III and Charles B. Long have been named Super Lawyers, and Stephanie Cheralla has been named a “Rising Star.”

To learn more about any of these awards, please feel free to contact our firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Sidney W. Degan, III, directly at 504-529-3333 or via email at sdegan@degan.com.

Philanthropy

The American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge is a unique "home away from home" for those who need warm, caring, no-cost accommodations during their cancer treatment at a New Orleans area medical facility. On a recent Monday night, several of our attorneys volunteered to cook a New Orleans classic, red beans and rice, and serve the meal to the Hope Lodge cancer residents and their families. The firm is proud to recognize attorneys, Jeff Brennan, Karl Schmid, Stephanie Cheralla, Renee Smith Auld, Charles Long, Jill Menard, and Richard Schwerdtfeger who joined Managing Partner, Sidney W. Degan III, for volunteering their time for this worthy cause.