Larry Curtis is recognized as one of Louisiana's preeminent personal injury lawyers. Over and over, Larry has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for his firm's clients. Larry is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Form and the Academy for Trial Advocacy. Larry holds the highest rating, AV, given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Larry was selected as a 2007 Louisiana Super Lawyer in the area of Maritime Law. Larry was also selected by his peers in 2007 for inclusion in the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Personal Injury and Maritime Law.
Larry has represented maritime workers and their families injured or killed on offshore drilling rigs, offshore drilling platforms, offshore oil and gas production platforms, supply boats, utility boats, crewboats , construction barges, pipe laying barges, dynamically positioned vessels, sesmic vessels, jack-up boats, and dive boats. Larry has also been the attorney for motorist injured or killed at railroad crossings and in motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks.
Larry was the lead attorney in Moody v. Arabie, 498 So.2d 1081 (La. 1986); Lazzell v. Booker Drilling Co., 816 F.2d 196 (5th Cir. 1987); Matter of Talbot Big Foot, 854 F.2d 758 (5th Cir. 1988); Matter of Talbot Big Foot, 887 F.2d 611 (5th Cir. 1989); Matter of Talbot Big Foot, 924 F.2d 85 (5th Cir. 1991); Henderson v. Domingue, 626 So.2d 555 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1993); Wright v. Otis Engineering Corp., 643 So.2d 484 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1994); Miguez v. Southern Pacific Transp. Co., 645 So.2d 1184 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1994); Fitch v. Vintage Petroleum, Inc., 652 So.2d 998 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1994); Marceaux v. Conoco, Inc., 124 F.3d 730 (5th Cir. 1997); Matter of TT Boat Corp., 1999 WL 223165 (E.D. La. 1999).
Larry has authored: "Opening Statement for the Plaintiff," Your Case ... From Start to Finish Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 12, 1988); "Recent Case Law on Closing Arguments," Holiday Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (December 1, 1989); "Pre-Trial Discovery," Retainer to Verdict Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (May 25, 1990); "Current Update on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 1995 Yours to Choose Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (December 28, 1995); "Effective Cross Examination of Medical Doctors: The Ten Most Important Questions to Ask," Car Wrecks Seminar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (November 14, 1997);); "Direct Examination: Your Client, Your Witness, The Big Picture of Your Case," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana (October 30, 1998); "Accident Reconstruction, Car Wrecks II: A Roadmap for Winning Your Case," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 2001); "The Railroad Crossing Case," Auto Torts in Louisiana, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 2002).
Larry is a member of the Louisiana State, American and Federal Bar Associations; The American Association for Justice; The Louisiana Association for Justice; Maritime Law Association of the United States; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.