Michael J. McNulty, III is a partner at Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC. McNulty has been practicing law since 1976 and has been practicing with the firm since 1980. He has devoted his entire practice to litigation. His principal areas of practice involve construction defense, premises liability, arson, products liability, warranty/redhibition actions, insurance defense, general liability and governmental entity liability. McNulty has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in both State and Federal Court.
Tulane School of Law, J.D. 1976
Tulane University, B.A., Political Science, 1973, Cum Laude
Certified Mediator/Arbitrator, Arbitration Forums, Inc.
All Federal and State District and Appellate Courts in Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Louisiana State Bar Association (Former Delegate, CLE/Seminar Committee
Medical/Legal Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Former Director)
Former President of the St. Mary Parish Bar Association
American Board of Trial of Advocates
Former City Prosecutor, City of Franklin
Former President, Louisiana Tennis Association, USTA Southern Tennis Association and Executive Committee, United States Tennis Association
Former President, Lake Charles YMCA
Delegate, Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Tulane University Athletic Advisory Committee and Athletic Steering Committee
Iberia Bank Advisory Committee
City of Lake Charles Recreation & Sports Facility Advisory Committee
Honors and Awards:
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Louisiana Attorneys
AV Preeminent Rating Martindale- Hubbell
USTA Southern Tennis Association Jacobs Bowl for Volunteerism
President’s Award, Louisiana Tennis Association for Volunteerism
McNulty has defended a broad range of cases. He has a special interest in Construction Law and has successfully defended numerous construction and arson cases. He has conducted numerous seminars for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and Louisiana Bar Association on various aspects of insurance coverage and defense and has authored Practical Tips for Effective Voir Dire, Louisiana State Bar Journal, Volume 48, No. 2, August 2000.
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