Patrick A. Juneau obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University School of Law in 1965. He has been actively engaged in the private practice of law since 1965 and is admitted to practice in all Federal and State Courts in the State of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is past President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. In 1973 he was elected to and served as a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention, the body which drafted the new Constitution for the State of Louisiana. He has been a guest lecturer at the Louisiana State University and Tulane University Law Schools' Continuing Legal Education programs and has planned and spoken at seminars before the International Association of Drilling Contractors, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Safety Engineers of Louisiana and Louisiana Independent Insurance Agents on topics of products, environmental, maritime and professional liability litigation. He has also served on the faculty of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Program and the Louisiana State University Trial Advocacy Program. He is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 1996 he was awarded the Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award by the Louisiana Bar Foundation. During his trial practice, he has tried in excess of one hundred (100) civil jury cases to a conclusion. For his work in the field of personal injury defense litigation, he has been recognized in all editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" published by Woodward/White.
Mediation and Special Master Experience
He has served as the mediator in over two thousand (2,000) cases. The mediated cases have been throughout the State of Louisiana and have involved both state and federal court actions. He has been appointed the designated mediator by federal and state courts and has also served as the court appointed Special Master in numerous federal and state cases including the following complex and multi-party matters: In Re: Combustion, Inc. U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Judge Richard Haik (toxic tort litigation involving 10,800 claimants); In Re: New Orleans Train Car Leakage Fire Litigation, Orleans Parish, Louisiana - Judge Wallace Edwards (toxic tort litigation involving 9,300 claimants); In Re: Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation (Louisiana Breast Implant Litigation); In Re: New Iberia Train Leakage Litigation, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana - Judge Rebecca Doherty (toxic tort litigation involving over 3,300 claimants); In Re: Chemical Release at Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana - Judge Robert Burns (toxic chemical litigation involving approximately 18,000 claimants); Colonial Pipeline Litigation, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Judge James Brady (sub-surface release involving 5,600 claimants); Mary Self, et al v. Illinois Central Railroad, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana - Judge Stanwood Duval (toxic tort litigation involving over 2,800 claimants); In Re: Bayou Sorrel Class Action., U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana - Judge Richard Haik (toxic tort action involving over 3,500 claimants); In Re: Propulsid Product Liability Litigation, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana - Judge Eldon Fallon (product liability claims involving thousands of claimants throughout the United States); In Re: Eunice Train Derailment, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana - Judge Richard Haik (toxic tort litigation involving over 11,000 claimants); Icon Class Action, 27th Judicial District Court, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana - Judge Jimmy Genovese (product liability claim involving the crawfish industry); and Juanita Thibodeaux, et al v. Conoco Phillips Company, et al, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - Judge Wilford Carter (toxic tort litigation involving over 18,000 claimants). In Re: Educational Testing Services Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching, MDL, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana - Judge Sarah Vance (nationwide settlement class involving over 3,000 claimants); and In Re: Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Product Liability Litigation, MDL, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota - Judge Donovan Frank (nationwide product liability action involving over 5,000 claimants).
He is qualified as a civil mediator and is listed on the Register of Qualified Civil Mediators under the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statute 9:4106. He is also a charter member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters.
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