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Attorney Profile

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.


McNeese State University, B.S. degree, Cum Laude graduate in 1992
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D. degree, 1995


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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