Katrina Profile of Attorney Jeff Berniard Available Online

Recently available online is an article profiling attorney Jeff Berniard’s work in defending policyholder’s rights post-Katrina. The article, written by Lawyers USA, describes Mr. Berniard’s strategy and success in helping Louisiana homeowners receive the justice they deserve.

An excerpt:

New Orleans attorney Jeffrey Berniard was a refugee from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina last year when he realized that the monstrous storm could contain a silver lining for his practice.

“I had an inkling there were going to be a lot of insurance problems out there,” he recalled. “So I created a strategy, and when I came back I focused on that.”

Berniard was a title attorney in a small New Orleans firm when Katrina forced him to evacuate and head for his family’s home in Lake Charles, La. But when he went back five weeks later, he didn’t return to the firm. Instead, he set up shop on his own as “Jeff Berniard, Louisiana Hurricane Lawyer,” and created a website to bring in Katrina-related insurance business.

The strategy was successful. His new website brought in a flood of insurance cases, and by May he was so swamped with work that his wife, Melissa Elaine Wilson, left her job as a lawyer in Jefferson Juvenile Court to join him.

To read the complete article, go here.

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