V. Ed McGuire III

V. Ed McGuire III

Brief Biography:

V. Ed McGuire, III is a partner with Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC. McGuire, III joined the firm in 1998 after working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office. His entire practice is devoted to litigation. His principal areas of practice deal with construction litigation, premises liability, products liability, all manner of public entity defense, defense of law enforcement personnel, defense of redhibition lawsuits, workers’ compensation defense, and all areas of general insurance defense. His experience with criminal prosecution is particularly useful in cases involving allegations of fraud as a claim or defense.

Education:

McNeese State University, B.S. degree, Cum Laude graduate in 1992

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D. degree, 1995

Admissions:

All Louisiana State and Appellate Courts

All Louisiana Federal District Courts

Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Professional Associations:

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Hearing Committee member, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

Representative Matters:

  • Handling of successful defense of multiple claims against law enforcement officers, both before judges and juries
  • Successful defense of homeowner’s claim against major insurance company asserting defense of arson
  • Successful defense of multiple products liability claims which resulted in zero verdicts against manufacturing clients
  • Extensive experience both in State and Federal Court trying judge and jury cases to successful conclusions on behalf of multiple clients

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