Lavis Law Firm

Lavis Law Firm

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Firm Overview

Lavis Law Firm focuses on Louisiana Worker's Compensation, Defense Base Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Jones Act and Third Party Claims.

We will meet you at our New Orleans or Baton Rouge Offices or at a place more convenient to you.
Main Office
Main Office
700 Camp St
Suite 435
New Orleans  LA  70130-3702
  • (504) 834-4000
  • (225) 343-0444
  • (504) 558-9917


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.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Additional hours by appointment.
Office Manager
Christy Verges, Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Vietnamese & Spanish interpreters will be made available upon request.

Other Offices

Baton Rouge Office
8550 United Plaza Boulevard
Suite 702
Baton Rouge,  LA  70809
Workers Compensation
Defense Base Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation, Louisiana Worker's Compensation, Jones Act & Third Party Claims.
Tired of dealing with your adjuster, nurse case manager, vocational counselor? Call, Text or Chat with Lavis Law Firm for a free case review.

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 E Lavis Jr

Charles Lavis is the founder and managing shareholder of Lavis Law Firm, APLC. He was born in New Orleans and has practiced law since opening his first office in 1995.

Practice Areas: Throughout his legal career, Charles has represented workers, consumers, homeowners, and business owners against insurance companies and corporations. He represents clients in matters involving Job Injuries, Accidents, Products Liability, Hurricane Insurance Claims, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death and Survival Actions, and Insurance Bad Faith.

Education: In 1987, Charles graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration. In 1994, he received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

Court Admissions & Professional Memberships: Charles is admitted to practice before all Federal and State Courts in Louisiana, including the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, The American Association for Justice and the Workers Injury & Advocacy Group.

Special Skills & Training: Charles has been named an Advocate by the American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy. He has received a diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has graduated from courses in the Essentials of Civil Litigation (Reno, Nevada) and Deposition College (New Orleans, Louisiana).

Civic Memberships: Charles belongs to the Better Business Bureau and the United Policyholders.

Hobbies & Interests: When he is not working, Charles enjoys fishing, grilling, practicing yoga, doing circuit training and pottery, and spending time with his family.
  • Bar Number: 23514
    Louisiana , 1995
  • 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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