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Lawrence KullmanFirm Founder – Of Counsel

New Orleans, Louisiana
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation Percentage: 97% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


EDUCATION

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, J.D.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970, B.A. Government
  • Honors: Cum Laude


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Medical-Legal Committee on Inter-Professional Relations
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
       • Council of Directors, 2000-2003
       • Amicus Curiae Committee 1999-present
  • American Association for Justice, 1990-1997
       • Chairman, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2010
  • ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1999


PAST APPOINTMENTS

  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Washington, D.C., Executive Assistant, 1980 – 1981


REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Acosta v. Campbell, 744 So. 2d 112 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1999)
  • Bank of New Orleans & Trust Co. v. Oil Screw Tracy Marie, 455 F. Supp. 78, 1979 A.M.C. 642 (W.D. La. 1978)
  • Bank of New Orleans & Trust Co. v. Oil Screw Tracy Marie, 580 F.2d 808, 1979 A.M.C. 646 (5th Cir. 1978)
  • Bastoe v. Sterling Drug, Inc., 683 F. Supp. 586 (S.D. Miss. 1988)
  • Bourgeois v. McDonald, 622 So. 2d 684 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1993)
  • Brunner v. Maritime Overseas Corp., 779 F. 2d 296, 1986 A.M.C. 2630 (5th Cir. 1986)
  • Descant v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 627 So. 2d 214 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1993)
  • Descant v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 653 So. 2d 819 (La. App. 4th Cir 1995)
  • Descant v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 706 So. 2d 618 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1998)
  • Descant v. Herrera, 890 So. 2d 788 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2004)
  • Finkelstein v. Barthelemy, 678 F. Supp. 1255 (E.D. La. 1988)
  • Finkelstein v. Barthelemy, 565 So. 2d 1098 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1990)
  • Fortier v. Dehne, 804 So. 2d 819 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2001)
  • Gotto v. ARA Living Center, 570 So. 2d 1172 (La. App. 5th Cir. 1990)
  • Grantham v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 964 F.2d 471, 1993 A.M.C. 1671 (5th Cir. 1992)
  • International Soc. for Krishna Consciousness, Inc. v. Lentini, 461 F. Supp. 49 (E.D. La. 1978)
  • Kennedy v. U.S., 750 F. Supp. 206 (W.D. La. 1990)
  • In re Kaufman, 455 So. 2d 1269 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1984)
  • Landry v. Board of Levee Com’rs of Orleans Levee Dist., 477 So. 2d 672 (La. 1985)
  • Landry v. State, 466 So. 2d 758 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1985)
  • Lucas v. Tenet Health System Hospitals, Inc., 818 So. 2d 269 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2002)
  • Marriott Hotel Property II, Ltd. Partnership v. U.S. Gypsum Co, 675 So. 2d 751 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1996)
  • Miles v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 2004 WL 2381516 (E.D. La. 2004)
  • Miles v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 2004 WL 2988472 (E.D. La. 2004)
  • Miles v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 2005 WL 147387 (E.D. La. 2005)
  • Miles v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 2005 WL 1038668 (E.D. La. 2005)
  • Owens v. Boh Bros. Const. Co., Inc., 816 So. 2d 311 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2002)
  • Rajnowski v. St. Patrick’s Hosp. of Lake Charles, 551 So. 2d 806 (La. App. 3d Cir. 1989)
  • Rajnowski v. St. Patrick’s Hosp., 564 So. 2d 671, reh. den. (La. 1990)
  • Rajnowski v. St. Patrick’s Hosp of Lake Charles, 768 So. 2d. 88 (La. App. 3d Cir. 2000)
  • Rajnowski v. Guidry, 768 So.2d 90 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2000)
  • Rohde v. Southeastern Drilling Co., Inc., 667 F. 2d 1215 (5th Cir. 1982)
  • Savelle v. Heilbrum, 552 So. 2d 52 (La. App. 3d Cir. 1989)
  • Stamoulos v. Howland Panama, S.A., 610 F. Supp. 453 (E.D. La. 1985)
  • Tramonte v. Chrysler, 136 F.3d 1025 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Tyler v. Sterling Drug Co., 19 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (N.D. Okla. 1998)
  • Usry v. Louisiana Dept. of Highways 459 F. Supp. 56 (E.D. La. 1978)
  • Wesley v. Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund, 712 So. 2d 594 (La. App. 1 Cir 1998)
  • Williamson v. Hospital Service Dist. No. 1 of Jeffersons, 888 So. 2d 782 (La. App. Cir. 2004)
  • Young v. Armadores de Cabotaje, S.A., 617 So. 2d 517 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1993)
  • Young v. Armadores de Cabatoje, S.A., 645 So. 2d 1266, 1995 A.M.C. 800 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1994)


CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT

  • ERISA Plans and Medicare HMO’s: Preemption and Remedies, Louisiana Trial Lawyer’s Association Last Chance Seminar, 2003
  • Post – Chittenden: The Ethics of Financing Cases and Client Advances (A Progress Report), LSU Center of Continuing Professional Development, 2nd Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law, 2003
  • The Ethics of Financing Cases and Client Advances, Louisiana Trial Lawyer’s Association, Money 101 for Lawyers: Liens, Loans & Liability Program, 2002
  • “Loss of a Chance”, Louisiana State Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Section, 1997
  • “Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act”, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Section, 1997
  • “Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act”, Louisiana State Bar Association Yours to Choose Seminar, 1996
  • “Medical Review Panels”, The Hampton Group How to Handle a Medical Review Panel Seminar, 1995
  • “Screening Medical Malpractice Cases and Getting Around the Cap”, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1993
  • “Injury and Disability of the Back”, Tulane Law School Program on Medical Anatomy for Attorneys, 1992
  • The Ethics of Motion Practice, Loyola Law School Seminar on Trials and Errors, 1992
  • Trials and Errors, “The Ethics of Motion Practice”, Loyola Law School Seminar, 1992
  • “Screening of Medical Malpractice Cases and Recent Developments”, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Law and Medicine Seminar, 1992
  • “Expert Witnesses – Testimony of the Expert Economist”, Louisiana State Bar Association Eighth Annual Summer School for Lawyers, 1992
  • “The Rehabilitation Specialist in Litigation: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”, Touro Infirmary Hospital, 1991
  • “Admissibility of Expert Testimony: Increasing Judicial Scrutiny and the Rules of Evidence”, Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationAspen Winter Seminar, 1991
  • “Taking Depositions”, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Discovery and Settlement Seminar, 1990
  • “Ethics and Motion Practice”, Loyola Law Seminar in the CBD, 1990
  • “Federal Preemption of State Tort Remedies”, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Spring Seminar, 1990
  • “An Ounce of Prevention”, Tulane Continuing Legal Education Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar, 1988
  • “Issues in Professional Malpractice”, Loyola Law School Seminar, 1988

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