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John Graf

Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC
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John Graf
Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC
Lafayette,
 LA

John Philip (“J.P.”) Graf represents clients in commercial disputes and litigation, including energy, natural resources, oil and gas, and general commercial litigation. He is also experienced in product liability, premises liability, industrial accidents, and maritime and offshore matters. He has served as lead trial counsel and co-counsel, managing litigation matters from intake through trials and appeals, in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. Additionally, J.P. represents and assists clients in the start-up, acquisition and divestiture of their businesses.

Before graduating from law school, J.P. clerked for the Honorable Patrick J. Hanna, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. During law school, he interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Moreover, while in law school, J.P. was published in the Journal of Energy Law and Resources.

Apart from work, J.P. enjoys hunting, watching ULL and LSU sporting events, and attending local festivals. He and his wife Carli reside in Lafayette with their daughter Annie.

PRACTICES

Arbitration and Mediation

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights

Business Transactions and Entity Formation and Governance

Commercial Litigation

Insurance

Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration

Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions

Oilfield Service Company Transactions and Litigation

Real Estate and Commercial Leasing

EXPERIENCE

Counsel for plaintiff in insurance coverage dispute which was appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court

Counsel for national commercial restoration company in connection with commercial litigation matters

Counsel for Louisiana agriculture, real estate, and trucking companies in connection with formation and development

Counsel for numerous oil and gas companies in commercial and business disputes

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Member, Lafayette Parish Bar Association

Committee Chair, Lafayette Parish Young Lawyers Association

RECOGNITION

Selected for inclusion as a Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2020 to Present

Listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, 2020 – 2022

Recognized in Top Lawyers in Acadiana – 2021 - 2022

Paul M. Hebert Scholar

Dean Scholar

CALI Award for Excellence

 -Legal Research and Writing

 -Estate Planning


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