Charles A. Cerise, Jr.
Firm: Adams and Reese LLP
Address: 701 Poydras Street, Suite 4500
New Orleans, LA 70139
Membership: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONSLouisiana State Bar Association Maritime Law Association of the United States Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter (Board of Directors, 1994-1999) Defense R
University: University of New Orleans, B.S., 1981, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1983
Admitted: Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; United States Distr
Biography: Charlie Cerise joined Adams and Reese in 1999 and has been practicing in the areas of maritime, toxic tort, environmental contamination, contracts, casualty, insurance and products liability litigation since 1983. Charlie also litigates offshore energy cases, including complex limitation of liability actions, and handles environmental contamination and exposure cases in both single and multi-party settings. In addition to his seasoned litigation skills, Charlie is actively involved in firm management. He currently serves as one of the firm's four litigation practice group leaders, with responsibility for litigation administration and practice management in all offices of the firm. He previously has served as a litigation practice group leader; liaison partner to the firm associates and as a partner-in-charge of the New Orleans office. He was named by New Orleans CityBusiness as a Leadership in Law recipient in 2006. Charlie's experience includes: •Personal injury and property damage litigation from single to multi-party cases, including Jones Act, longshore, third-party asset damage, collision, complex limitation of liability matters, toxic tort, products liability, and casualty. •Significant death, injury and property damage litigation. •Insurance, redhibition, and contract litigation. •Complex, multi-party and class action litigation involving naturally occurring radioactive materials and environmental and personal injury damage alleged to be caused by industrial contamination. •Practical business management and knowledge. Charlie graduated third in his law school class and has served as co-author of the admiralty section of the Fifth Circuit Symposium of the Loyola Law Review (1989 and 1996). Charlie is actively involved in the Firm's HUGS Program and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. When he's not in the office, he's often found spending time with his family and being involved in the community. Other DistinctionsAV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Best Lawyers - Admiralty and Maritime, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Product Liability Litigation Louisiana Super Lawyers - Transportation and Maritime Leadership in Law - New Orleans CityBusiness, 2006Benchmark Litigation - Local Litigation Star (Louisiana) Articles / Publications Representing Clients with Mental Illness: A Resource for Louisiana Defenders 6/28/2011 Press Releases Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers 8/18/2015 Adams and Reese Has 120 Attorneys Ranked Among 2015 Best Lawyers 8/18/2014 Thirty-One Adams and Reese Attorneys Recognized on The Pro Bono Project's Honor Roll for 2013 12/6/2013 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 Brings “Land of the Orient” Theme to Successful 2012 STARC Ball 4/19/2012 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 Attorneys' Pro Bono Efforts Help Louisiana Appleseed Publish Mental Illness Client Handbook 6/28/2011 Adams and Reese Makes 2011 STARC Ball A Successful Red Carpet Event 4/13/2011 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 Twenty-Eight Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers 1/1/2009 Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers 1/2/2008 Firm Management Names Two New Leaders 05/24/2007 Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers 1/4/2007 Adams and Reese Partners Named by New Orleans CityBusiness as “Leadership in Law Honorees” 3/17/2006 Charles A. Cerise, Jr. Named Partner In Charge of the New Orleans Office of Adams and Reese 01/02/2005 Media Mentions New Orleans Magazine Lists Forty-Five Adams and Reese Attorneys Among Top Lawyers 11/6/2009 Adams and Reese Partners Named by New Orleans CityBusiness as “Leadership in Law Honorees” 3/17/2006 Announcements Charles A. Cerise, Jr. Named Partner In Charge of the New Orleans Office of Adams and Reese 01/02/2005 F. Lee Butler Named Practice Group Leader in Adams and Reese's Litigation Practice 1/4/2010 Firm Management Names Two New Leaders 05/24/2007