Commercial Litigation

The business environment is more competitive than ever; so, too, is the world of commercial litigation. Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry has more than a century of experience representing businesses across diverse industries in complex litigation.

With the stability of your company on the line in many cases, it is imperative that you retain the services of a proven commercial litigation law firm. Our attorneys have a complete understanding of what it is at stake and what it takes to produce a successful resolution to any business dispute.

We evaluate all of the options and identify the best solution for your business interests, whether that involves early mediation, extensive negotiations, or going to trial.

Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry is available to advise business clients and investors of all sizes in a variety of commercial disputes, including:

  • Oil and gas litigation defense: We work with exploration and development companies, service companies, insurance providers, and operators on oil and gas transactions, mineral lease negotiations, environmental litigation defense, legacy lawsuit defense, and more.
  • Railroad litigation defense: We have extensive experience defending railroad companies against lawsuits filed under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), as well as nonemployee lawsuits such as property damage claims, crossing accidents, environmental lawsuits, and governmental disputes.
  • Toxic tort cases: Our firm has as much or more "first chair" trial experience in toxic tort litigation than any firm in the state.
  • Construction litigation: We advocate for plaintiffs and defendants — from family-operated businesses to national or multinational companies — in breach of contract, construction defects, payment claims, and a number of other construction litigation matters.

Our lawyers place a premium on client communication and careful attention to the smallest details. Our objective is always to resolve matters as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, but we never cut corners if it could result in less than an optimum outcome for a client.

We serve clients across Southwest Louisiana, throughout the state, nationally and internationally from our office in Lake Charles. We invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal matter by calling or using the contact form on this website.