Scott, Vicknair, Hair and Checki, LLC

Scott, Vicknair, Hair and Checki, LLC

Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC is a full-service civil litigation law firm based in New Orleans. Not only do our attorneys bring years of experience and a history of impressive results to each case, we also are always available for our clients.

Firm Overview

Our New Orleans attorneys believe every client's file and legal issue matters. What we do affects change in our clients' lives. We devote our time to fighting for the people we represent because we believe in our work.

Large law firms offer strength, experience, and a powerful, impressive reputation that makes a difference. These firms have major, multi-million dollar results and access to incredible resources that help their clients achieve success in their legal endeavors. Small firms offer individual attention to clients. They offer a constant point of contact that can prove reassuring to a client facing difficult legal issues. Our law firm makes sure that clients don't have to choose between these opposing strengths. We combine the best of both worlds.

Our New Orleans lawyers come from diverse backgrounds in law. As our client, your needs matter most to us.

Call Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC at (504) 684-5200 today to schedule a consultation.
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Main Office
Main Office
909 Poydras St
Suite 1100
New Orleans  LA  70112
Phone
  • (504) 684-5200
Fax
  • (504) 613-6351
Websites

Samuel J. Ford

Samuel Ford is a dedicated consumer attorney, protecting the rights of consumers in Louisiana, the gulf coast, and throughout the country. Unfair and abusive collection practices can cause severe stress, financial harm, and impoverish hardworking Americans. Having witnessed these practices firsthand, Sam's practice is focused on fighting back against creditors and debt collectors who utilize unfair and abusive collection practices.

Prior to joining Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, Samuel was a defense attorney for creditors and debt collectors, witnessing the injurious methods utilized by these corporations and learning the best ways to fight them.

Sam has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients, as well as provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt relief. If you are receiving calls or letters from a debt collector, have been sued on a debt, or have derogatory information on your credit report, Sam can help you.

Sam is always happy to do a free consultation with a prospective client and represents the vast majority of his clients with no out-of-pocket cost to the client.

Sam is licensed in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. Sam earned his law degree from Tulane University School of Law in 2014, graduating magna cum laude. Sam was inducted in the Order of the Barristers for excellence in written and oral advocacy and was a Justice of the Moot Court Board, as well as a coach and member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Moot Court Team. In addition, Sam served as Vice President of his class and was the Director of the Tulane Legal Assistance Program. Sam received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 2009. Prior to law school, he was an English teacher in Quito, Ecuador.

Galen M. Hair

Mr. Hair, an aggressive and relentless litigator, is licensed in multiple states and boasts clients from around the world. With large wins both at home and across the country and an impressive record of favorable results, Mr. Hair gained a reputation for getting the job done both inside and outside the court room early on in his career.

He focuses not only on the litigation in front of the client, but the long term personal and business effects that his clients' issues will cause. Viability is key and no small victory is worth it if the client is put in a more detrimental position. With both large firm and boutique firm experience, he combines a large firm comprehensive approach to a small firm low-cost model to achieve impressive results with minimal financial expense. His clients are family to him and it shows.

Mr. Hair has been fortunate enough to have several clients enlist him in "bet the company" litigation and has been tasked with protecting clients' assets during litigation. He enjoys nothing more than fighting for his clients and his uses his unique work ethic, his diverse background, and his courtroom skills to do just that.

Mr. Hair is involved in several community-based organizations including Access Louisiana and the 610 Stompers. When he is not fighting for clients or raising money for a good cause, he is focused on skills enrichment often attending continuing education "just to brush up."

This unwavering success to continual improvement has led him to be named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine, the Pro Bono Publico Award and numerous other accolades.
Education
  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D.

Brad P. Scott

Brad's practice is primarily focused on serving clients with business, succession and estate planning issues. He guides families through the legal process necessary to open succession for a lost loved one, and also assists families with the many financial and legal issues that result after someone's death. Through his estate planning services, he helps people plan for the orderly transfer of their estate upon their death, as well as structure and protect their estate and wealth during their lifetime.

He is a native of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. After working as a licensed stock broker, he attended law school at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in Law.
Education
  • Nicholls State University
    B.A. Corporate Finance , 1996
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    J.D. , 2002

David P. Vicknair

David practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, business and commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, represents individuals and small businesses in class action litigation, and handles successions, estate planning, asset protection, and business succession planning. David is general counsel to many small to medium sized corporations and small businesses.

David's general counsel practice is focused on advising business owners, developers, and individuals on contract drafting and negotiation, governmental regulatory compliance at the state and federal level, labor related issues, and legal issues encountered throughout the course of business.

David's litigation practice has a primary focus on construction and real estate litigation, but also involves personal injury litigation, property and casualty loss litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

David has been named as class counsel and been involved in multiple multi-district litigation class actions in Louisiana, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, In re: Xarelto, In re: Taxotere, and Chinese Drywall.

David sits on the Louisiana State Bar Association's Professionalism Committee. David is also actively involved and a supporter of Volunteers of America, and sits on the Greater New Orleans Volunteers of America's Reach for the Stars Breakfast committee. David regularly gives seminars and continuing education presentations to attorneys and real estate professionals.

David earned his B.A. in Business Administration, cum laude, from Nicholls State University in 2007; and his Juris Doctor in May 2011 from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. At Loyola, David was a member of the Loyola Moot Court, where he was selected as an oralist on the Cultural Heritage Moot Court team which placed 1st at DePaul University's National Cultural Heritage Moot Court competition. David was also selected as an oralist on Loyola's National Moot Court team. David received several honors and awards at Loyola, including induction into the Order of the Barristers and the Law Excellence Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, and Products Liability.
Education
  • Nicholls State University
    B.A. in Business Administration , 2007
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
    J.D. , 2011

Lauren E. Checki

Education
  • Tulane Law School
    J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross
    B.A. Theatre

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