Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam

Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam

Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam is the oldest law firm in the region and has maintained a tradition of excellence in the practice of law in Shreveport, Louisiana since the firm was established in 1895.

Firm Overview

The firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is active in all Federal and State courts in the region as well as the Louisiana Public Service Commission and other regulatory bodies.

For over one hundred years, our firm has maintained an extensive civil practice which includes transportation and railroad law, public utility and regulatory law, corporate and commercial litigation, employment law, medical malpractice defense, mineral law and insurance defense.
We welcome you to the firm website and will be pleased to provide other information upon request.
Main Office
Main Office
400 Travis Street, Suite 1700
Shreveport  CA  71101
Phone
  • 318-221-4196
Websites
Employment
The law office of Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam will represent you in your employment legal matters.
Corporate Defense Litigation
Public Utility and Regulatory Law
Railroad Law
Labor and Employment Law
Insurance Defense
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Defense
Oil and Gas Law
Environmental Law
Probate Law
Taxation
Transportation
Trials and Appellate Practice
Trusts

Bobby Gilliam

Practice areas
-Public utility and regulatory law
-Railroad law
-Labor and employment
-Insurance defense
-Corporate and civil litigation

Admitted
-Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, and Eastern District of Texas
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Education
-Ouachita University, cum laude; Louisiana State University Law School, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Officer, 2012 and 2013; former Board member 1989 and 2000)
-Shreveport, Federal Fifth Circuit, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations (Sections on Labor & Employment, Public Utility, Insurance, Environmental and Transportation Law)
-Federal Bar Associaiton
-National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
-Defense Research Institute, Inc.
-International Association of Defense Counsel
-Edison Electric Institute (Legal Committee)

Biographical details

Bobby Gilliam is the managing partner of the firm and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, most recently in 2013. He is an officer in the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the largest organization of defense counsel in the state and a Guest Lecturer on Utility and Regulatory Law at Tulane University Law School. Mr. Gilliam has hosted the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel North Louisiana Seminar for over 20 years. He has an active Federal and State litigation and appellate practice, appearing in courts throughout Louisiana and in surrounding states including the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also practices extensively before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. His practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients including railroad law and litigation, public utility and regulatory law, employment and labor law, and insurance and corporate defense litigation.
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Mark E. Gilliam

Practice areas
-Medical malpractice defense
-Railroad law
-Civil litigation
-Corporate law
-Commercial law
-Commercial litigation
-Labor and employment

Admitted
-Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Education
-University of Arkansas, B.S.; Louisiana State University Law School, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Shreveport, Fifth Federal Circuit and Louisiana State (Member, Sections on: Corporate and Business Law; Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law; Health Law; Insurance; Tort; Workers Compensation) Bar Associations
-Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
-Defense Research Institute
-National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter, American Inns of Court (Senior Master)

Biographical details

Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana, 1984.

Mark Gilliam is a partner in the firm and is also a Certified Public Accountant. His practice areas include business and commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, railroad defense, medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State, and Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Associations, the Society of Louisiana CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and is a master in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court.
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Jonathan P. McCartney

Practice areas
-Public utility and regulatory law
-Insurance defense
-Railroad Law

Admitted
-Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education
-University of Texas, B.A., with honors; Louisiana State University, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Shreveport, Federal Fifth Circuit, Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations (Public Utility Section); Federal Bar Association
-National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Biographical details

Jonathan McCartney joined the firm in 2008, and practices in the areas of public utility and regulatory law, railroad defense litigation, employment law and insurance defense. He has represented clients in Courts throughout Louisiana, and practices extensively before the Louisiana Public Service Commission and
Louisiana Office of Conservation.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge Scott Crichton and Judge Jeanette Garrett of the First Judicial District Court of Louisiana. Jonathan received his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was an officer on the Moot Court Board, a member of the nationally ranked Tax law and
Environmental law moot court teams and winner of the Ira S. Flory Trial Competition. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas with honors, where he was president of the nationally ranked debate team.
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Juris Doctorate

David L. Bruce

Practice areas
-Railroad law
-Public utility and regulatory law
-Environmental law
-Insurance defense

Admitted
-2011, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2011
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Associations & memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel


Education
-Louisiana State University, B.A.; Louisiana State University Law School, J.D.



Biographical details

LSU Law Center Faculty Merit Scholar; Chancellor's List, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011; S.B.A. Academics Committee Chairman, 2010 - 2011; Student Education Policies Committee Member, 2010 - 2011; CALI Award for the Highest Grade in the Legal Profession (Ethics).

David L. Bruce practices in the areas of railroad law, public utility and regulatory law, and defense litigation including employment law and insurance defense. He joined the firm in 2011 after receiving his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a Faculty Merit Scholar, an S.B.A. Academics Committee Chairman, and a Committee Member of Student Education Policies. He also received the CALI Award for the Highest Grade in the Legal Profession (Ethics). David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University with honors and before joining the firm, he clerked with the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Elizabeth A. Aycock

Practice areas
-Public Utility & Regulatory Law
-Railroad Law
-Labor & Employment
-Corporate & Civil Litigation


Admitted
-Louisiana Appellate and District Courts and Louisiana Supreme Court

Associations & memberships
-Shreveport and Louisiana State Bar Associations, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Education
-Louisiana State University, B.S., magna cum laude; Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D.

Biographical details

Elizabeth, "Beth", practices in the area of Public Utility and Regulatory Law, Employment and Labor Law, Railroad Law and Civil Litigation. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Louisiana State University with a major in Accounting and a minor in English. She continued her excellent academic career at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University finishing in the top ten percent of her class and receiving the Cali Award for the highest grade achieved in multiple courses including Civil Rights Litigation, Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure. She was on the Chancellor's List on five occasions and was a semifinalist in the National Moot Court Competition in 2010. Beth also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge James Brady, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana in the fall of 2011.
Education
  • Louisiana State University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Arthur R. Carmody, Jr.

Admitted
-Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1952
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1971


Education
-Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B.

Associations & memberships
-Shreveport (President, 2003), Fifth Federal Circuit, Louisiana State (Examiner, 1971 - 1983; Committee on Codes of Lawyer and Judicial Conduct, 1996), Federal Bar Association
-American Judicature Society
-Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society
-Scribes Honor Society
-National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
-Louisiana Railroad Association
-Defense Research Institute, Inc.
-Louisiana State Law Institute
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Historical Society of the U.S. Supreme Court
-National Legal Center For The Public Interest. Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter, American Inn of Court (Master)

Biographical details

Phi Delta Phi. Finalist, Robert Lee Storey Moot Court Competition; Winner, Inter Fraternity Moot Court Competition. Member, Moot Court Advisory Board. Author: Legal-Hist Column, Shreveport Bar Review, 1996. Author: "Legal Problems in the Development and Mining of Lignite," 1976 Institute on Mineral Law 39. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White Publications. Member, 1958 - 1973 and Chairman, 1959 - 1971, Metropolitan Shreveport Zoning Board of Appeals. Chairman: Board of Trustees, Jesuit High School of Shreveport Corp., 1977 - 1983; Board of Governors, Loyola Foundation of Shreveport, 1991; Chairman, 1993 - 1996. Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Schumpert Medical Center, 1974 - 1985. Member, Board of Trustees, Louisiana State University Law School, 2003. Member: Committee Appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court to Review and Recommend Standards of Judicial Conduct, 1994; Ad Hoc Committee for Preparation of Rules and Regulations for Mining and Reclamation of Lignite in the State of Louisiana, Department of Conservation, 1978 - 1979; Advisory Council, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, 1982 - 1986; Alumni Achievement Award, Fordham College, 1995. Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; International Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Bar Foundation (Life Member).

Mr. Carmody has practiced law in Shreveport for over 50 years and serves as Of Counsel for the firm. He has extensive trial experience and provides valuable consultation with the firm and clients. He is a member of the Louisiana State and Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Associations. He is a former president of the Shreveport Bar Association, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is a master in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court and has served on the board of trustees for the Louisiana State University Law Center.
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    LL.B.
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