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While the Dugan Law Firm’s practice is focused primarily on class actions and mass torts, we have also successfully represented injured individuals, families and small businesses in  personal injury suits, including but not limited to auto, maritime, rail road, and aviation accidents. At the Dugan Law Firm, our clients are our ultimate priority. Since 2001 Our powerhouse New Orleans based attorneys have developed the legal knowledge, experience and strategy to effectively represent our clients in all manner of lawsuits.

James R. Dugan II

Utilizing his extensive experience in pharmaceutical litigation, Mr. Dugan formed the Dugan Law Firm to specialize in class action and mass tort litigation. Mr. Dugan has a lengthy history of working cooperatively with the Courts and all counsel appointed to a Plaintiff’s Steering Committees. As a result of his demonstrated skill and experience in class action and mass tort practice, Mr. Dugan has been appointed by the court to serve in key leadership positions in a number of large national federal court class action cases

Douglas R. Plymale

Dr. Douglas Plymale brings a unique perspective to the practice of law as an accomplished scientist who worked for a major pharmaceutical company and Harvard Medical School.  His background as a scientist has been an invaluable asset in litigating difficult cases that hinge on the science and medical issues.

David Scalia

David Scalia bring 24 years of experience of fighting for the rights of injured plaintiffs since 1992. In 1994 David joined with several lawyers and firms from New Orleans and around the country working on the groundbreaking national cigarette class action Castano v. The American Tobacco Company.

Lanson Bordelon

In 2013, Mr. Bordelon joined the Dugan Law Firm as an associate attorney and his practice primarily focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in the areas of Personal Injury, Mass Torts, Product Liability, Antitrust Litigation, and Environmental and Pharmaceutical litigation.

Mekel Smith

For over 23 years Ms. Smith has dedicated her professional life to helping injured people.  Prior to joining the Dugan Law Firm, Ms. Smith practiced law in the New Orleans area handling product liability, mass tort, class action, personal injury and maritime cases.  She has successfully represented hundreds of clients against major pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other large corporations by negotiating six and seven figure settlements for her clients.

Bonnie Kendrick

Ms. Kendrick has represented plaintiffs in State District Courts across Louisiana as well as United States District Courts since 2008. In addition to her work with Plaintiff Steering Committees, she has represented clients in numerous complex litigations, including claims in regards to Talc, Taxotere, Hernia Mesh, the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Xarelto.

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