Davis Ready

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Fax: (504) 569-2999
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Before joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Ready served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter J. Rothschild in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District for the Parish of Jefferson. Since joining the firm, he has handled a variety of litigation and business matters. Mr. Ready represents several Fortune 500 companies and insurers for a variety of general liability matters, ranging from slip and fall and transportation claims to complex product liability claims. He presently serves as regional counsel for several large companies. Mr. Ready has tried a number of different cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. He has obtained favorable verdicts in automobile cases, trucking cases, product liability cases, premises cases, and business disputes. Since 2009, Mr. Ready has tried several jury trials each year, nearly all to verdict, and obtaining favourable verdicts in every case.

Mr. Ready has conducted client seminars and presented at industry events over the years. He recently spoke about risk management and workers’ compensation at the Transportation Lawyers Association 43rd Annual Symposium in Kansas City, Missouri in October 2010.  Mr. Ready is an active member of the American Trucking and Transportation Lawyers Associations.  Mr. Ready serves on the planning committee of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Retail and Hospitality Section and is an active member of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA).

Mr. Ready has written a variety of different coverage opinions for insurers on issues and policies ranging from coverage under an occurrence-based general liability policy to coverage under a claims-made employment practice policy. In addition to litigating various product and tort claims, Mr. Ready handles a variety of employment related matters. He provides advice and counseling to many of the firm's clients on employment issues ranging from wage and hour compliance under the FSLA to compliance with Title VII and the ADA. He has also drafted and revised employment policies and handbooks for various companies. Mr. Ready has litigated employment matters before the EEOC and in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana.


PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Transportation/Trucking Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Labor and Employment


EDUCATION:

  • Louisiana State University — JD, 1996
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville — BA, 1993


BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • All state and federal courts in Louisiana


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Committee member of the Federal Bar Association’s Young Lawyers section 2000-2002
  • Served as chairperson of a committee for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board from 2002-2010
  • Member of the American Trucking and Transportation Lawyers Associations
  • Member of DRI
  • Member of NRRDA
  • Certified mediator

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