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Frank Lamothe, III

Lamothe Law Firm, LLC
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Frank Lamothe, III
Lamothe Law Firm, LLC
New Orleans,

Frank E. Lamothe, III is a seasoned trial lawyer with years of experience handling personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation cases. He has a stellar reputation as an extremely skilled trial attorney who conducts himself with integrity as well as an attorney who has always maintained the highest standards of professionalism.

Frank Lamothe has tried and won numerous multi-million dollar cases during his career in federal and state courts throughout the country including Louisiana, Arizona, Florida, and Mississippi.

As a New Orleans personal injury trial lawyer, Frank Lamothe has particular experience in maritime, offshore, Jones Act and oil field claims as well as industrial, trucking and motorcycle accident cases. In business law, he has had substantial success in the areas of business torts, contracts, breach of fiduciary duties, employment and LLC breakup cases. He has also tried mass tort cases, including representing numerous businesses and individuals who have suffered losses in the BP Oil Spill and is serving on the economic loss task force in the federal court litigation filed in the matter.

Frank Lamothe has earned his reputation through superior trial skills and verdicts won through diligence, hard work, and experience. As one trial consultant commented:

“You are a no-nonsense, business-like, precise courtroom practitioner who asks questions in a straight-forward and rapid manner. You relentlessly draw out a witness until you secure all information needed or required and you methodically pursue your agenda regardless of irritation, interruption or pressure.”

Mr. Lamothe receives frequent referrals from other attorneys who appreciate his vast trial experience in personal injury and business litigation. As one colleague said:

“Frank is one of the finest trial lawyers in the United States. He is also a shining example of what it means to be a true professional: dedicated to helping others, unfailingly polite to fellow attorneys and members of the public, diligent in all cases he undertakes.”

Another referring colleague commented:

“I would like to express how grateful I am to you for agreeing to co-counsel my oil drilling case. When I met you at the trial lawyers’ conference in Montreal, I knew you were a great lawyer but had no idea how accomplished you really were. I have been practicing law since 1979, have been around many excellent trial lawyers. Without question, you are at a completely higher level and without question the best trial attorney I have ever been associated with. I sincerely mean that but for you the resolution of our case would have had far less 0’s in the final settlement number. In addition, I completely enjoyed the process which as you know is extremely stressful and time-consuming. All I can say is that you are the Peyton Manning of the trial bar….I highly recommend you to anyone who has a large case and needs the expertise of a superstar.”

Frank Lamothe has particular experience in litigation involving sex abuse and he is known for working diligently to find justice for the victims. He was instrumental in settling a group of clergy sex abuse cases for over $5 million. He has also lectured on sex abuse in Louisiana and authored a paper entitled “Sex Abuse in Louisiana.”

He has also been involved in legal education. He taught Trial Advocacy at the Tulane University School of Law, the Paul F. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University, and the School of Law at Loyola University in New Orleans. He has served on numerous seminar programs and has lectured at a large number of continuing legal education programs in the areas of maritime personal injury and death claims, and a variety of subjects relating to his trial practice.

Among his civic activities, Frank Lamothe recently created the Lamothe Charitable Fund, which is primarily dedicated to disadvantaged children’s causes.


Founder and Trial Attorney


Tulane University, B.A.

Tulane University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Louisiana

State Bar of Colorado

State Bar of Texas

Legal Associations

Federal Bar Association, Member

New Orleans Chapter, Past President

American Bar Association, Member

Business Torts Committee, Member

Litigation Section, Member

Business Torts Section, Past Chair

Fiduciary Duties Subcommittee of the Business Torts Committee, Past Co-Chair,

Board of Governors 2009-2010

Business Torts Section, Past Chair

American Association of Justice, Member

Business Torts Section, Member, Past Chair

American Board of Trial Advocates, Invited Member, National Board Member

Louisiana Chapter and National Board of Directors, Past President

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Texas State Bar Association, Member

Colorado State Bar Association, Member

New Orleans Bar Association, Member

Louisiana Association for Justice, Member

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Invited Member

Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member

Loyola University Institute of Politics, Fellow

Pound Civil Justice Institute, Fellow

Articles Published

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Under the Jones Act

Fifth Circuit Redefines Standard of Care in Jones Act Cases

Recent Developments Under the Jones Act

Proving Economic Loss in Business Cases,” Louisiana Advocates

Unfair Trade Practices in Louisiana

Breach of Fiduciary Duties in Louisiana

Sex Abuse in Louisiana

The Freight Then Pending Doctrine In Limitation Proceedings

Ethics and Cross Examination

Business Interruption Insurance

Effective Direct Examination of Experts

Strategy and Tactics in Settlement Negotiations

The Art of Negotiation

Strategy for Louisiana Rule of Evidence 407

Anatomy of an Oilfield High Pressure Gas Release Case

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