William B. Swift

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Of Counsel
Location:
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Phone:
337-433-9436
Fax:
337-436-0306
337-436-5205
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Bill graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1972 and has practiced law in Lake Charles, Louisiana ever since. His practice has focused upon the defense of industrial personal injury cases, toxic tort cases, and employment matters for clients in the petroleum and chemical industry. He has successfully defended mass tort cases and class actions. Bill is admitted to practice law in all courts of the state of Louisiana, the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Bill has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, indicating the highest level of legal ability and professional ethics. He has served as an officer of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He was a member of the Southwest Louisiana Indigent Defender Board and served on the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association Ethics and Grievance Committee. Bill was a member of the Board of Directors and a past president of the Calcasieu Parish Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was the Calcasieu Parish Crusade Chairman for the 1992 Cancer Crusade. He also served on the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Board of Counselors for St. Patrick's Hospital.

Areas of Practice

  • Industrial Personal Injury Cases
  • Toxic Tort Cases
  • Employment Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Officer
  • Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Officer
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors
  • Southwest Louisiana Indigent Defender Board, Member
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Ethics and Grievance Committee
  • Calcasieu Parish Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Board of Directors, Past President
  • Calcasieu Parish Crusade, Chairman, 1992
  • Board of Counselors for St. Patrick's Hospital, Board of Directors, Past President