Notable Case Results:
- $23,125,000 jury verdict – Maritime products liability- (co-counsel: Randall Hart)
- $32,000,000 settlement (2nd chair)- Motorcycle wreck
- $2.6 million judgment- Highway defect case
- $1,209,000 settlement- Slip & Fall
- $850,000 settlement- Casino slip and fall
- $765,000 settlement- Rear end accident
- $615,000 – Police Liability for traffic accident ($495,000 obtained in jury verdict)
- $570,000 settlement – Slip & Fall
- $501,000 settlement – Police liability
- Not Guilty jury verdict on Forcible Rape charge.
- $50,000 jury verdict – False arrest on misdemeanor charge
In recent years, Aaron has concentrated on cases with the potential for a jury trial. Aaron tried his first jury trial alone when he was 26 and has tried 9 cases to verdict in the last 4 years, all ending in plaintiff verdicts. He has tried product liability cases, highway defect cases, 18 wheeler wrecks, slip-n-falls, and cases against law enforcement.
Recently, Aaron and his partner were hired 3 weeks before trial and obtained a $23 million punitive damage award after a 4 day jury trial. The same case was tried by previous counsel two months earlier, which resulted in a defense verdict. Aaron makes up for his lack of experience with reading, practice, and learning from others. He dedicates time every week, and most days, to studying trial strategy and trial skills. He is a 2010 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming and has been listed in Super Lawyers — Rising Stars every year since 2011.
A Message From Aaron:
I am from Sulphur, Louisiana. My mother, Margaret Broussard lives in Sulphur and my father, Steve Broussard, lives in Carlyss, Louisiana. I married a beautiful lady named Nalani Cormier from Vinton. I have two daughters, Ella and Erin, and Hannah Caldarera, my wonderful stepdaughter. I live and work in Lake Charles, but we spend a lot of time in Sulphur and Vinton with our families.
In my early years, I took every case I could get my hands on. I love to help people and have a hard time saying “no” to someone who needs help. After a few years, I realized that juggling too many cases at one time made it impossible to handle every case right. Although I would like to help everyone, I made a decision to only accept a limited number of cases. Now, I can give all of my clients the time and attention they deserve. To help me limit my case intake, I came up with the saying: “A lawyer who tries to represent everyone cannot truly represent anyone.”
If you have a serious case and you hire a lawyer who is handling a hundred files or more, how can he or she possibly have the time to give personal attention to your file? Serious cases require a lot of work and a lot of time. Corporations and insurance companies do not defend minor cases the same way they defend serious cases. They are going to make you earn it and they have the resources to run attorneys in circles. If your attorney does not have the time because he or she has too many files open, they will not be able to keep up and the defendant will be successful in delaying your case.
I get to know clients on a personal level and try to discover the real story of their case. A client is not truly represented unless their attorney is willing to learn and tell their story. A lawyer cannot tell a story they do not know or understand.
If you are looking for a quick settlement for less than what you deserve, then I am probably not the right lawyer for you. On the other hand, if you want to feel like you and your case are getting all of the attention you need and more, I would enjoy the opportunity to evaluate your case.
I look forward to getting to know each client personally and I am always available to meet or talk.
Read articles written by Aaron Broussard published in the Louisiana Association for Justice‘s monthly magazine, Louisiana Advocates; he shares experience, advice, and insight to other legal professionals.
- 9 Random Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way
- Lawyers Practice Law Too Much
- Make a Plan Before You Build Your House
- Steal a Plot for Your Story
- The Dos and Dont’s of Jury Selection
- The First Meeting with Your New Client
- The Old Hammer
- Witness Order Considerations
- Tulane Law School: 2005
- Tulane Moot Court – National Team: 2005
- Tulane Civil Law Clinic: 2005
- Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College graduate: 2010 (http://www.triallawyerscollege.com)
- National Trial Lawyers top 40 under 40
- Superlawyers Magazine- Rising Star (every year since 2011)
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
- Louisiana Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Louisiana Bar Association
- 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Products Liability Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Burns / Explosions
- Premises liability
- Slip-Trip and Fall
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