Chaffe McCall Attorneys Honored In Louisiana Super Lawyers 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Regional law firm Chaffe McCall congratulates 22 of its attorneys, from offices in New Orleans and Lake Charles, who have been selected for inclusion as 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers. Only five percent of attorneys in each state are chosen to receive this distinction.

         Among the Chaffe McCall lawyers honored, Walter F. Becker. Jr. is further named in the Super Lawyers list of “Top 50” 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers and “Top 50” 2015 New Orleans Super Lawyers.

         Julie D. Livaudais is included in the “Top 25” 2015 Women Louisiana Super Lawyers.

         Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

         The Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars” lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country including Louisiana Life and St. Charles Avenue.

         The rankings occur during a time of growth at Chaffe McCall as the firm welcomed a number of new attorneys in 2014 and was recently ranked as a Tier 1 national law firm for multiple practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms. 

         "We are proud to have so many of our lawyers across the office recognized in this way,” said Chaffe McCall Managing Partner John Olinde. “This further cements our reputation as a firm with lawyers who understand our client’s legal issues in our various practices."

         The number of Chaffe McCall attorneys recognized in Super Lawyers this year has increased across multiple practice areas. Those attorneys selected include:


• Becker, Jr., Walter F.

• Bernard, G. Wogan – Rising Star

• Bush, H. Michael

• Colletta, Katharine R. – Rising Star

• Crosby, E. Howell

• Davis, Alan R. – Rising Star

• Ferchmin, Adelaida J. – Rising Star

• Fisher, Robert B.

• Forbes, Thomas D. 

• George, III, Edward N.

• Grace, Jr., William F.

• Grundmeyer, Douglas L.

• LeBlanc, Jr., J. Dwight  

• Livaudais, Julie D.

• Marino, III, Joseph B. – Rising Star

• Morrison, Corinne A.

• Myers, Sarah Voorhies – Rising Star

• Olinde, John F.  

• Rooth, Robert S.

• Shuler, III, G. Phillip

• Talbot, Brent A.

• Walker, Derek A.


         A “Rising Star” designation is for another exclusive Super Lawyers list recognizing 2.5 percent of Louisiana lawyers under 40 years of age or in practice for 10 years or less.

         Founded in 1826, Chaffe McCall LLP is Louisiana's oldest full-service law firm, centrally located in downtown New Orleans with additional offices in Houston, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles.  

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