Firm Overview

I established Lavis Law Firm in 1995. We focus on Personal Injury, Work Injuries, and Insurance Disputes.

• BP Oil Spill Claims
• Accidents
• Boating Accidents
• Construction Accidents
• Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Car Accidents
• Large Truck Accidents
• Railroad Accidents
• Slip and Fall Accidents
• Products Liability
• Hurricane / Insurance Claims
• Job Injuries
• Job Injury Overview
• FELA
• Third Party Claims
• Defense Base Act
• Duty Status / Work Status
• Jones Act
• Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act
• Premises Liability
• Dog Bites and Damages Caused by Other Animals
• Absolute Liability For Pile Driving and Blasting
• Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
• Insurance Bad Faith

Example cases

Brenda Pitts v. Louisiana Insurance Property Insurance Corporation, 4 So.3d 107, 2008-1024 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1/7/09)

Express Rent A Car LLC v. U-Save Financial Services, et al. 2009 WL 2835762 (E.D.La.))

James Carey v. Hercules Ocean Corp.; Bellships Management Singapore PTE, Ltd.,321 Fed.Appx. 402, 2009 WL 1011031 (C.A.5 (La.))

Main Office

Main
700 Camp St
Suite 435
New Orleans  LA  70130-3702

Phone
  • (504) 834-4000
  • (225) 343-0444
Fax
  • (504) 558-9917

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

The initial consultation is free; no cost and no obligation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.  No fees or costs are owed if there is no recovery in personal injury case.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional hours by appointment.

Office Manager

Christy Verges, Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

An interpreter will be made available upon request.

Other Offices

  • Baton Rouge Office
    8550 United Plaza Boulevard
    Suite 702
    Baton Rouge,  LA  70809

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose personal injury and insurance litigation after handling a wide variety of civil cases. I chose this practice because many of my clients lack the financial means to pay an attorney and most personal injury and insurance litigation cases can be handled on a contingency fee basis.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I hope all of my clients educate themselves on legal issues so that they can assist in the preparation of their cases.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I review all documents provided by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Whenever possible, I try to direct pro se parties towards free or reduced rate legal resources. However, I do not coach clients who want to represent themselves.

Charles Lavis

I have been working since I was fourteen years old in restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and in law firms.

Practicing law for several years helps you become a better lawyer. Also, questioning your own beliefs as to what actually happed, the ability to keep an open mind, listening to people, lots of exercise, and hard work help you become a better lawyer.

Work hard. Work hard. Work harder.

Personal interests:

Fishing, grilling, and spending time with my family.

License
  • Bar Number: 23514
    Louisiana , 1995
Education
  • Loyola University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1994
    New Orleans, LA
  • Southern Methodist University
    Bachelor of Business Administration , 1987
    Dallas, TX

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