Kuchler Polk Weiner attorneys attended the 2017 Dress for Success New Orleans Suits and Salads Luncheon on Friday, May 12th. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Kuchler Polk Weiner is proud to be a sponsor for this great organization and its superb efforts to set up women for success!
Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce that Darleene Peters has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Darleene will leverage her prior experience of managing complex pharmaceuticals and medical device cases to the products and premise liability cases that Kuchler Polk defends for its clients. We are excited to have Darleene join our team.
Skylar Rudin published her article, “Chemical Safety Reform” in DRI’s The Whisper on January 31, 2017.
In 2016, Darleene served as a Co-Chairperson for the NDC’s Louisiana Women in Leadership Symposium.
Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce the following members of our team who have been listed as Louisiana Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for 2016: Deb Kuchler, Janika Polk, Monique Weiner, Michele DeShazo and Lee Ziffer.
Congratulations to you all!
Below is a list of our most recently selected attorneys and the years in which they have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine. Continue reading “Our 2016 LA Super Lawyers & Rising Stars”
Monique M. Weiner and Mark E. Best won a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in a personal injury action filed against the owner of an offshore oil platform. The court agreed that the oil company owed no duty to the plaintiff and further, even if it had owed a duty, plaintiff could not show that the duty had been breached.
Monique M. Weiner and Mark E. Best won several motions for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in consolidated lawsuits arising out of an emergency shutdown and release from a natural gas compressor station. The court dismissed the toxic exposure and property damage claims of numerous plaintiffs after agreeing that none could prove causation.
In 2015, Darleene served as the Facilitator for the NDC’s LA Chapter’s first “Best Practices” meeting.
Amber B. Barlow published her article, “Attacking the “Any Exposure” Theory in Asbestos Litigation” in DRI’s The Whisper on December 5, 2014.
Darleene served as a speaker for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s (CCWC) Pipeline Development program. In 2015, she spoke on the topic of “My Life as a Lawyer—Strengthening the Pipeline of Future Lawyers” at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.