Our firm's lawyers have vast experience in the courtroom and have handled a wide array of personal injury cases on both sides of the case. However, being an experienced trial attorney also means knowing when to settle a case before it reaches the steps of the courthouse. A hallmark of our law firm has been providing clients with an early assessment of their case and a recommendation as to whether to settle a case or proceed to trial.
The Truitt Law Firm is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is an aggressive law firm comprised of experienced attorneys and paralegals who "get it." We understand each client's need and respond to that need as if the matter was our own. But, what really sets our firm apart from the others is that we know both sides of the case — it's why we win.
We represent Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, insurers, self-insureds and personal injury victims. Our record of success for all of our clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, is what you want on your side when you need to go to court. Knowing both sides of the case — it's why we win.
Our past clients are our strongest advocates. We invite you to review our success stories and the high praise that our clients have shared with us.
Jack E. Truitt
Jack E. "Bobby" Truitt was born in Texas, but raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Jesuit High School of New Orleans, he attended Louisiana State University where he obtained a business administration degree with a minor in political science. He then obtained his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and has been licensed in Louisiana and Texas since. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal District and Appellate Courts and has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court as well.
Mr. Truitt began his practice with a small defense firm that practiced primarily admiralty, worker's compensation, and general casualty litigation. However, he soon joined a larger insurance defense firm in Metairie, Louisiana where he began trying many cases on behalf of major national clients such as Kmart, Cox Cable, Tonti Properties, and Walgreens; there, he obtained numerous "zero verdicts" in bench and jury trials. Mr. Truitt soon became a partner in this firm, but was dissatisfied with the "big firm" mentality, so he formed his own firm with two assistant district attorneys, who thereafter returned to practicing criminal law on a full-time basis.
The Truitt Law Firm continued with the association of Jack E. Truitt, Bobby's father, who has since passed, and others. The firm continues to represent major national clients successfully at the trial and appellate levels. The firm has significant experience in the areas of pharmaceutical defense, automobile litigation, premises liability, construction litigation, worker's compensation, business litigation, and criminal defense. Mr. Truitt has been a presenter at many continuing education seminars for other lawyers, paralegals, and claims professionals. He is also a former member of the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the prestigious Defense Research Institute. He has achieved the highest rating from his peers in Martindale Hubbell, and the firm recently was awarded the distinction of approval by A. M. Best Insurance Ratings. Mr. Truitt serves on the Board of Directors for the West St. Tammany YMCA and is involved in other organizations benefitting the community.
Mr. Truitt resides in Covington, Louisiana with his wife and three boys.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury Litigation
Worker's Compensation Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1987
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1987
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1987
U.S. Federal Court, 1987
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. - 1987
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.S. - 1984
Minor: Political Science
Wainwright v. Walgreens, 774 So. 2d 70 (La. 2000)
Negri v. Authement, 28 So. 3d 1071 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2009)
Perez v. Walmart, 608 So. 2d. 1006 (La. 1992)
Family Dollar Stores
Crum and Forster Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance Company
Louisiana Construction and Industry Self - Insurance Fund
Michael Gambrell, Resource Bank
Joe Loya, Fairmont Speciality Insurance
Mark Tullis, Louisiana Construction and Industry Self Insurance Fund
Professional Associations and Memberships
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 1991 - Present
Louisiana Bar Association, Member
National Restaurant Retail Defense Association, Member
Defense Research Institute, Member
Delta Sigma Pi