Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC)

Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC)

Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC) A Full-Service Law Firm

Firm Overview

Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC) has a long history of legal service to the people and businesses of Shreveport, Louisiana, and neighboring communities in northwestern Louisiana. For more than 25 years, clients have depended on us to help them achieve their legal goals, whether that is drafting contracts, purchasing real estate, avoiding litigation, or winning a case in court.

Our commitment to creative and cost-effective solutions to legal problems and adherence to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct are evident in all we do. Our full service approach and attention to detail has resulted in a stable base of clients who use our services again and again, and who recommend our firm to others. We value our loyal clients, as well as the new clients we have the privilege of serving.

Business Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Estate Planning
Experience is a quality that our clients value and that our attorneys exemplify. Many of our lawyers have been practicing in their particular area of law for more than 20 years and are well prepared to assist you, no matter how complex your case. We can assist you with:

-Business law and commercial litigation
-Insurance and medical malpractice defense
-Mineral rights and oil and gas litigation
-Family law
-Estate planning
-Personal injury and wrongful death cases
-Employment law on behalf of employees
-Education law on behalf of teachers, students and parents
-Appellate law

Whether handling the sale of a business or complex property division in divorce, our attorneys don't just scratch the surface of a legal issue. We pay attention to the details to make sure your interests are protected.
Main Office
Main Office
912 Kings Highway
Shreveport  LA  71104
Phone
  • 318-222-2100
Fax
Websites
Personal Injury
PERSONAL INJURY
Shreveport Personal Injury Attorneys
Helping Seriously Injured People Recover Financially
Our law firm has extensive experience representing people who suffer personal injuries caused by the negligence of another party. Examples of personal injury and wrongful death cases we handle include:
Car accidents, including crashes involving uninsured and underinsured motorists
-Rollover accidents
-Trucking accidents
-Motorcycle accidents
-Construction accidents

Defective products (product liability)
Premises liability, including falls and dog bites
Our Louisiana car accident attorneys have a great deal of expertise in maximizing the amount of your insurance recovery for personal injury claims. For example, if the person who injured you does not have enough insurance to cover your damages, our lawyers may be able to uncover additional sources of liability to help you receive full compensation.

We have obtained multimillion dollar recoveries for seriously injured clients. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Combined, Carey Schimpf, and Kenneth P. Haines have over 50 years of legal experience handling personal injury cases. All of our personal injury attorneys have vast jury trial experience.

Kenneth Haines

Kenneth, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 2004, associated with the firm in 1991 and then, in 1995, became a shareholder.

Born in 1964 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kenneth graduated from Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, Louisiana, in 1982. He then attended Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, where he earned a B.S. in public administration in 1986. In 1989, he graduated from law school at Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

After graduation, he was law clerk to the Honorable Pike Hall, Jr., Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, as well as when Justice Hall became an Associate Justice at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Currently, Kenneth is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana, and American Bar Associations in addition to the Harry V. Booth Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice:
-Appellate Practice
-Family Law
-Personal Injury
-General Litigation
-Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
-100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1989
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1991
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1991
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1991
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989
-Honors: Law Clerk, Honorable Pike Hall, Jr., 1991
-Honors: Law Clerk, Honorable Pike Hall, Jr., Associate Justice, 1991

Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana, 1986
B.S.
Major: Public Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Shreveport Bar Association
-Member

Louisiana Bar Association
Member


American Bar Association
Member

Harry V. Booth Inn of Court
Member

Ronald R. Weems

Ron was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on August 14, 1945. He was admitted to practice law in 1974 for the State of Louisiana and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. Ron received his Bachelor of Science in 1968 and his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations, including Louisiana Bankers Association (Bank Counsel Section). Ron has served in several volunteer positions with the Shreveport Bar Association, including serving as the Captain of the Krewe of Justinian, the legal Mardi Gras krewe. Ron has been actively engaged in the practice of law since 1974 and is presently a shareholder, director and president of Weems, Schimpf, Gilsoul, Haines & Shemwell (A Professional Law Corporation). Ron is also active in the Shreveport-Bossier community as a board member, and formerly the President of the Board of Directors of the Strand Theatre of Shreveport (a historic performing arts facility) and as a board member of the Boy Scout Council for northwest Louisiana. In the past, Ron has served as a board member of the Southwest Region of the Boy Scouts of America, as President of the Boy Scout Council for northwest Louisiana and as a board member and President of LSU-Shreveport Foundation.
Ron is married to Rose Clark Weems. He has two daughters, Lea, a graduate of Harvard Law School, who practices in Chicago, Ill., and Julia, a graduate of New York University employed as a design school director in Barcelona, Spain.

Areas of Practice:
-Banking
-Insurance and Finance
-Creditor and Debtor Relations
-Commercial Real Estate
-Corporate and Business Transactions
-Oil and Gas law - Landowners

Litigation Percentage:
-5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1974
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1974

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, -1973
-Juris Doctorate

Louisiana State University, 1968
Bachelor of Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Shreveport Bar Association
-Member

-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Member

-American Bar Association
-Member

-Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Section
-Member

-Krewe of Justinian, the legal Mardi Gras krewe
-Captain

-Shreveport- Bossier Community
-Committee of 100 Member

-Strand Theatre of Shreveport
-President, Board of Directors

-Boy Scout Council for Northwest Louisiana
-Board Member, former President

-Southwest Region of the Boy Scouts of America
-Former Board Member

-LSU-Shreveport Foundation
-Former Board Member and President

-Pro Bono Activities:
-Volunteer, Shreveport Bar Association
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Carey T. Schimpf

Carey was born in 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a General Studies degree from LSU. While at LSU, he was a four year letterman and captain of the varsity track and field program and received various related honors, including All-American and All-SEC in 1975 and 1977. He graduated from LSU Law School in 1979 and initially practiced law for a short period of time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before moving to Shreveport, Louisiana. From 1979 through 1982, Carey was a full-time Assistant District Attorney for Caddo Parish, where he handled major felony prosecutions. He began his civil practice in 1982 with Weems, Schimpf, Gilsoul, Haines, Landry & Carmouche (APLC), but continued on a part-time status with the District Attorney's office until 1986. Carey continues to practice in state and federal court, while also being certified in family and civil law mediation. Carey has been the President of and served on the Board of Directors of the Y.M.C.A. of Shreveport/Bossier, and the Board of Directors of Northwest Louisiana Legal Service, as well as being a member of other civic and business organizations.

Carey and his wife, Barbara, have two children, a daughter, Christie, and a son, Michael. He is a member or past member of the Shreveport, North Louisiana, Louisiana State and American Trial Lawyers and Consumer Advocates Associations, the National District Attorneys Association and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has also lectured at family, civil, and criminal law seminars.

Areas of Practice:
-Personal Injury
-Commercial, Oil and Gas, and General Litigation
-Product Liability
-Insurance
-Environmental and Mass Tort Litigation
-Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Alimony and Support, Marriage Contracts)
-Family Law (Community Property Resolution)
-Family and Civil Law Mediation

Litigation Percentage:
-100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1979
-U.S. Federal Court, 1980

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1979
-J.D.
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1976
-B.G.S.
-Honors: Concentration in Psychology


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Family, Civil, and Criminal Law Seminars


Honors and Awards:
All-American, 1975


All-SEC, 1977


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Y.M.C.A. of Shreveport/Bossier
President/Board of Directors


Northwest Louisiana Legal Service
Board of Directors


Shreveport Association
Member


North Louisiana Association
Member


Louisiana State Association
Member


American Trial Lawyers Association
Member


National District Attorneys Association
Member


U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Caddo Parish, Full-Time Assistant District Attorney, 1979 - 1982
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Joesph R. Gilsoul

Attorney Joseph Gilsoul is Board Certified in Tax and in Estate Planning and Administration (Probate/Successions) by the State Bar of Louisiana. A graduate of Loyola Law School, he spent six years with the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent and appeals officer. He earned a degree in accounting, with honors from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Mr. Gilsoul has given frequent lectures on his areas of expertise to various audiences. He is a teaching Associate in the Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State and American Bar association, and past president of the Tax and Estate Planning Council of Shreveport.

Areas of Practice:
-Estate Planning
-Probate and Successions
-Elder Law
-Business Planning and Related Matters

Litigation Percentage:
-10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1984
-U.S. Federal Court, 1984
-U.S. Tax Court, 1984

Education:
-Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana


University of South Florida, Tampa
Honors: With Honors
Major: Accounting


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Special Needs Alliance - www.specialneedsalliance.org


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - www.naela.org


Life Care Planning Law Firms Association - www.lcplfa.org


Shreveport Bar Association


Louisiana State Bar Association


American Bar Association


Tax and Estate Planning Council of Shreveport
Past President


Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services, Louisiana State University
Teaching Associate


Past Employment Positions:
Internal Revenue Service, Revenue Agent


Internal Revenue Service, Appeals Officer

Brian D. Landry

Brian Landry is a partner with Weems, Schimpf, Gilsoul, Haines, Landry & Carmouche (APLC). His civil litigation practice focuses on a wide range of legal disputes, with special concentration in the representation of professionals, including doctors and teachers. Mr. Landry also accepts referrals in succession litigation and construction litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Landry practiced with the insurance defense, railroad and energy firm of Wilkinson, Carmody, Gilliam & Hussey

Mr. Landry graduated from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1992, being named to Who's Who Among Law Students. His education included, a study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence, France. While in law school, Mr. Landry served as an officer in the Student Bar Association, and was active in the Christian Legal Society. While in law school, Mr. Landry clerked for Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, the Louisiana State Mineral Board and Hammonds & Sills, an education law firm.

Mr. Landry received his B.S. degree in secondary education in social studies from Louisiana State University in 1989. While at LSU, he was a member of several bands, including the Golden Band From Tigerland, where he played Sousaphone, and served as president of the band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. Mr. Landry also served in the Student Government Association, receiving the President's Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership.

Since starting his practice, Mr. Landry has remained active in many social, religious, and professional organizations, including, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute. He and his wife, Denise Aillet Landry, have three children. Mr. Landry's advocation's include sports officiating.

Areas of Practice:
-Employment Law
-Employment Discrimination Lawsuits
-Employee Overtime Pay Lawsuits
-ERISA Lawsuits
-Union Formation and Representation
-Construction Law
-School Law

Litigation Percentage:
-75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Louisiana
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
-J.D.
-Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students


Louisiana State University
B.S.


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Shreveport Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section
Past President


Shreveport Bar Association
Secretary/Treasurer


Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Member


Defense Research Institute
Member


American Bar Association, Litigation and Insurance Law Sections


Inn of Court
Master


Professional Liability Defense Federation


Past Employment Positions:
Wilkinson, Carmody, Gilliam & Hussey, Associate, 1992 - 1996
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Robert H. "Lad" Shemwell Jr.

Lad was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1967. He grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana before attending and graduating from Tulane University with a B.A. in Economics in 1990. He received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in May of 1993. Upon graduation from law school, Lad clerked for the Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish for one year and Judge Stephen V. Callaway, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana for two years. Lad joined the firm in 1996 and is presently a vice president and shareholder of the firm. He is on the vestry of St. Mark Cathedral where he is actively involved as a parishioner. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana and American Bar Associations and past president of the Young Lawyer Section of the Shreveport Bar Association. Lad is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western District of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Lad is married to Dorothy A. Shemwell and has three daughters, Brooke, Sarah Margaret and Merritt.

Areas of Practice:
-Business Transactions
-Creditor and Debtor Relations
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
-30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1993
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1993
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1993
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1993

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1993
--Juris Doctorate
-Tulane University, May, 1990
--B.A.
--Major: Economics


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Shreveport Association
Member


Louisiana Association
Member


American Bar Association
Member


Shreveport Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section
Immediate Past President


Past Employment Positions:
Caddo Parish, Juvenile Court, Clerk, 1996


Judge Stephen V. Callaway, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Clerk
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Kyle Ashley Moore

Kyle was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 1973. He graduated from Northwestern State University in 1995 with a B.A. degree in Political Science. Kyle earned his Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in 1999, graduating magna cum laude and first in his law school class. Before going into private practice, Kyle clerked for the Honorable Judge Marc T. Amy, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals and served as a staff attorney for the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana. Kyle practiced law in Jackson, Mississippi for several years before returning to Louisiana and joining the firm in 2008. Kyle is a member of the Louisiana and Mississippi Bar Associations, as well as the Shreveport Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Areas of Practice:
-Estate Planning
-Probate and Successions
-Elder Law
-VA and Medicaid Benefits

Bar Admissions:
-Louisiana, 1999
-Mississippi, 2003
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2001
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2001
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
-U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2003
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2001

Education:
-Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1999
--J.D.
--Honors: Magna Cum Laude
--Honors: Graduated 1st in Class
--Law Review: Southern Law Review, 1997 - 1999
-Northwestern State University , Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1995
--B.A.
--Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Louisiana Bar Association
Member


Mississippi Bar Association
Member


Shreveport Bar Association
Member


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member


Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Judge Marc Amy, Louisiana Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001


United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Staff Attorney, 2001 - 2003
Education
  • Southern University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate
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