401 Market Street, Suite 900, Shreveport, LA 71101
I practice law to protect America's moving businesses, protect their properties and assets, and hire thousands of people. I advise lawyers to do the right thing in the right way even though it's at personal cost. I know Louisiana 's cultural complexities particularly North Louisiana and Northeast Texas. Within two hours I can be to the Mississippi or Central Louisiana border. I can get to much of East Texas in two hours' time.
2101 Corporate Blvd NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
Kristina B. Pett (Tina) concentrates her litigation practice in the area of life, health and disability insurance, including ERISA and state law breach of contract and bad faith claims. Tina also handles matters involving insurance fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practice claims and agent issues. In addition, Tina has extensive experience in toxic torts, product liability, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and other complex commercial litigation. Moreover, Tina has significant trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution experience in all of the areas described above and is an AV-rated attorney and has a preeminent 5.0 out of 5 client review rating. Tina is a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous publications on a variety of topics including ERISA, and life, health and disability insurance and Title VII related issues. Ms. Pett is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and a member of the Life, Health & Disability Committee of the Defense Research Institute and served on the DRI’s Women in the Law Publication subcommittee. She has served as a regional editor for The Job Description. Ms. Pett has also been recognized with an Extraordinary Service Award by one of her Fortune 500 clients. Tina is a cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from the George Washington University. She is a member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, Western District of Pennsylvania, Northern District of Texas and Western District of Oklahoma. Prior to joining Edison McDowell & Hetherington, Ms. Pett was a founding member of 100% woman-owned firm, Pett Furman. Tina was previously senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Department at Proskauer Rose LLP and a senior associate in the litigation department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.
650 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana Co-Managing Partner Shareholder, since 2006 Born Alexandria, Louisiana, 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, Louisiana. Licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Employment: Managing Partner/Shareholder with Provosty & Gankendorff, L.L.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006-present; Director, Henry St. Paul Provosty, A Professional Law Corporation, 1997-present; Co-Manager with Provosty, Sadler, deLaunay, Fiorenza & Sobel – New Orleans, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002-2006; Partner with Oats & Hudson, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997-2002; Partner with Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1991-1997, and Associate, 1983-1991. Marine Employment: Merchant Marine in Louisiana offshore oil and gas work boat industry/Deck Hand for TIDEX/Tidewater Inc., 1977-1978. Appointments: Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Louisiana, 1990- present; and Mediator, Louisiana Bar Association Fee Dispute Mediation Program. Education: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (B.S., 1980); Internship, United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Washington, D.C. (1979); and Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 1983). Member: Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations; International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; New Orleans Mariners Club, Member, President, 1997-1998; Houston Mariners Club; National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd., Associate Member; Louisiana Surplus Line Association; Louisiana Claims Association; and New Orleans Claims Association. Languages: English. Concentration: Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage Law & Litigation, Trucking and Wheels Litigation, Corporate, Environmental and Toxic-Tort Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Government Contracts, Admiralty, Maritime, Casualty Defense, Personal Injury Defense, and Healthcare & Medical Malpractice Liability. BV Peer Review Rated.
6611 Memphis Street, New Orleans, LA 70124
Kathleen 'Katie' Rice is a partner in the firm’s Admiralty and Maritime, Insurance Defense, and Commercial Litigation practice areas. Ms. Rice is an experienced litigator with particular focus on all aspects of admiralty litigation in federal and state courts, including Jones Act and marine personal injury defense, vessel and cargo damage, charter disputes, collisions/allisions, shipowner’s limitation of liability, and marine insurance. In addition to her admiralty practice, Ms. Rice advises clients on insurance coverage issues, and represents primary and excess insurers in complex litigation involving personal injury and property damage. She also regularly handles commercial matters, including contract formulation and negotiation. A magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana State University and a cum laude graduate of the Loyola University School of Law, Ms. Rice was elected President of the Student Bar Association at Loyola and was a member of the Moot Court Staff. She joined the firm as an associate in August 2007 after clerking at Frilot the previous summer. She is a member of the Federal, Louisiana, and New Orleans Bar Associations, and the St. Thomas More Inns of Court. Additionally, Ms. Rice serves as member of the Civil Pro Bono Panel at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
499 Patricia Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698
Ms. Rojas-Colucci has a reputation for being a hard-worker for and a compassionate, fierce representative of her clients. Ms. Rojas-Colucci brings a sophisticated analysis to each case she handles and understands the sensitive position that some clients are put into and brings compassion and patience. Ms. Rojas-Colucci graduated with honors from the University of South Florida, where she was a Leadership committee member, was awarded several scholarships, including a full academic scholarship, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship reserved for future difference makers of America. Ms. Rojas-Colucci attended Stetson College School of Law and was an advocacy board member on Stetson?s Trial Team. Stetson Law for about 19 years in a row has been ranked first in the nation for trial advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. Effective advocacy is one of a successful lawyer?s most important skills, and Stetson?s commitment to teaching advocacy is unmatched. Ms. Rojas-Colucci represented Florida in a number of National Trial Competitions and won multiple awards, including National Best Trial Advocate. Additionally, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was on the honor roll list. In 2017, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was awarded the American Institute of Legal Advocates, ?Rising Star.? American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA) promotes attorneys who not only have the highest ethical standards but also provide top tier advocacy for their clients. AIOLA reviews select candidates who have positive reviews for outstanding work in their field, positive recommendations of other lawyers in their field, along with no ethical concerns from their local licensing authority. Additionally, in 2018, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was awarded the American Academy of Attorneys, ?Top 40 under 40 years old.? The American Academy of Attorneys is an invitation-only, national organization of elite attorneys actively practicing law. The American Academy of Attorneys is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the field of law and recognizing those top-tier attorneys who exemplify excellence. Less than 1% of all attorneys will be nominated to be a member of this organization. Prior to starting the Colucci Law Group, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was employed with the Luke Lirot Law Firm in Clearwater, Florida. Luke Lirot, is ?Of Counsel,? in the Colucci Law Group. His 30 plus years of nationally recognized litigation success and forefront creating set him apart.