Category: accomplishments

ANR Plaintiff Dismissal Affirmed

Recently, in Wright v. ANR Pipeline Company, 2016 WL 3268733 (5th Cir. 6/14/2016) the Fifth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of an ANR employee, whom the defendants (all of whom were represented by Kuchler Polk) claimed was improperly joined to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. This decision was significant because the trial court had dismissed the claims of numerous plaintiffs on the merits after they could not meet their burden to show their claimed injuries were caused by the emergency shutdown at the ANR natural gas compressor station. Rather than appealing the dismissal on the merits, the plaintiffs chose to challenge the trial court’s jurisdiction and lost.

Our 2016 LA Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

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”

Our 2015 Super Lawyers

Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce our lawyers who have been named to Louisiana Super Lawyers and Louisiana Rising Stars for 2015. All of the KP attorneys chosen this year are no stranger to the Super Lawyer/Rising Star lists. 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 2015 Super Lawyers”

Michele Hale DeShazo Spoke at the Louisiana Diversity Council’s LA Women’s Conference

Michele Hale DeShazo spoke on a panel at the Louisiana Diversity Council’s Fifth Annual Louisiana Women’s Conference. This is Ms. DeShazo’s 2nd year participating in this conference.

The Louisiana Diversity Council’s mission is to enhance appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion. We will achieve success through the efforts and activities which:

  • Advance corporate leadership education/awareness of the varied dimensions of diversity
  • Commit leaders to discuss issues and challenge attitudes, and promote organizational changes that support diversity
  • Promote outreach efforts to our youth that inspire mutual respect and understandingmichele diversity