Edwin C. Laizer
Firm:
Adams and Reese LLP
Phone:504.585.0207
Address: 701 Poydras Street, Suite 4500
New Orleans, LA 70139

Membership:
University: Loyola University, B.B.A., 1983, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1985
Admitted: 1985, Louisiana; Louisiana Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana;
Biography: Ed Laizer joined Adams and Reese in 1983 and is a Partner in the Litigation Group. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and he also previously served for four years as one of the firm's Litigation Practice Group Leaders.Ed focuses his practice on transactions and litigation in the energy, marine, transportation, construction, and commercial arenas including the defense of complex personal injury and death, property damage and products liability claims. He has served several clients as outside general counsel and as a result, developed a broad range of knowledge on drafting, litigating and negotiating maritime and construction contracts, particularly those involving indemnity and insurance coverage. He has negotiated and drafted contracts and subcontracts for several large construction projects and has also worked on several mergers and acquisitions involving entities in the offshore and construction industries. He also has experience in the negotiation and litigation of commercial disputes, complex transactions, financing, labor and employment issues, and employee benefit disputes. Ed has been involved in a number of high-profile, complex, mass tort, class action and maritime limitation of liability actions. He also regularly counsels clients on methods to reduce risk and solve problems in their business operations.Ed has appeared in numerous courts throughout Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. He has also appeared before governmental agencies including the United States Coast Guard, the National Transportation and Safety Board, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement - f/k/a the Minerals Management Service - and the National Labor Relations Board.Ed is a past Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He has published numerous articles and has participated in many presentations and seminars on maritime law and trial practice.His other significant accomplishments include: •Serving as liaison counsel for the property damage claimants in litigation arisingfrom the destruction of the Interstate 40 Bridge in Oklahoma. •Being well-versed in complex property damage disputes, in federal court practice, and in actions brought under the Limitation of Vessel Owner's Liability Act, as a result of litigating many vessel allision and collision cases. He credits his father for being one of the strongest influences in his life. He taught Ed the value of integrity and hard work, which Ed believes is central to the success he has achieved in his career. Other Distinctions•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell •Louisiana Super Lawyers - Transportation/Maritime •Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation Press Releases 30 Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected to 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 12/29/2015 Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers 8/18/2015 Thirty Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected to 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 12/26/2014 Adams and Reese Has 120 Attorneys Ranked Among 2015 Best Lawyers 8/18/2014 Adams and Reese Attorneys Ed Laizer, Ron Sholes Honored Among 2014 New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” Class 3/28/2014 Thirty-Eight Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected for 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 12/26/2013 Adams and Reese Has 119 Attorneys Named to 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers 8/15/2013 Thirty-Two Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected for 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 1/9/2013 Adams and Reese has 110 Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition 8/22/2012 Adams and Reese Partner Ed Laizer Named to Firm's Executive Committee 1/3/2012 Thirty-Four Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Among 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 12/27/2011 Ninety-Seven Adams and Reese Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2012 Edition 8/31/2011 Thirty Adams and Reese Attorneys Named to List of 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers 12/28/2010 F. Lee Butler Named Practice Group Leader in Adams and Reese's Litigation Practice 1/4/2010 Adams and Reese Names Edwin Laizer Litigation Practice Group Leader 01/01/2008 Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers 1/4/2007 Stephen A. Rowe and Edwin C. Laizer Elected to the Adams and Reese Executive Committee 01/02/2005 Adams and Reese Names Senior Partner In Charge and Partner In Charge Of New Orleans Office 02/02/2004 Media Mentions Twenty-One Adams and Reese Attorneys Featured Among “Top Lawyers” in New Orleans Magazine 12/1/2013 New Orleans Magazine Lists Forty-Five Adams and Reese Attorneys Among Top Lawyers 11/6/2009 Announcements Adams and Reese Names Edwin Laizer Litigation Practice Group Leader 01/01/2008 Adams and Reese Names Senior Partner In Charge and Partner In Charge Of New Orleans Office 02/02/2004 F. Lee Butler Named Practice Group Leader in Adams and Reese's Litigation Practice 1/4/2010 Stephen A. Rowe and Edwin C. Laizer Elected to the Adams and Reese Executive Committee 01/02/2005