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Attorney Profile

Eric W. Roan

Brief Biography

Eric W. Roan is a partner at Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC. Roan has been practicing with the law firm since 2001, and has devoted his entire practice to litigation. His principle areas of practice include general insurance defense, environmental litigation, oil and gas litigation, legacy litigation, general commercial litigation, defense of public entities, and commercial trucking defense. His litigation experience includes matters in state and federal courts and appeals practice in state and federal court.


Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1989
Louisiana State University Law School, JD Degree, 1993


Louisiana State Courts
Federal District Appellate Courts of Louisiana, including the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Community Involvement

Former Assistant District Attorney of Calcasieu Parish
President of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church 2010 – Present

Representative Matters
  • Defense of numerous insurance liability carriers in jury and non-jury cases in State and Federal Court
  • Defense of numerous insurance cases related to insurance coverage for property damage claims concerning Hurricane Rita
  • Defense of professional liability cases (attorney, medical, engineering)
  • Participation in defense of legacy litigation and oil and gas lawsuits relative to claims of environmental damage
  • Represented governmental agency in class action litigation involving chemical release
  • Defense of general liability claims against parish government, sheriff’s office, public school board, and other related political subdivisions
  • Represented national commercial trucking organizations on liability claims involving significant losses
  • Represented contractors and subcontractors in highly complex construction defects litigation
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