Serving Louisiana And Beyond Since 1876

We represent clients across Louisiana and serve as local counsel for law firms nationwide.

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Long Standing Expertise

A Lake Charles firm that has
Stood the Test of Time

Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry is the area’s oldest law firm. From its inception in Lake Charles more than 140 years ago, the firm has provided effective representation to local, regional, national, and multinational clients.

We represent businesses and residents of Southwest Louisiana in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including complex business litigation, toxic tort defense, mass tort and class-action cases, railroad personal injury and FELA defense, construction litigation, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, and employment discrimination defense.

In addition to our breadth of trial experience, our attorneys are well versed in appellate practice. We have successfully represented clients on appeal in some of the most consequential decisions in Louisiana jurisprudence.

The firm also has an expansive transactional practice which includes commercial and residential real estate and development, oil and gas matters, health care regulatory compliance, business organizations, corporate governance, and estate and tax planning. 

Trusted Professionals 

A Reputation Built
One Client at a Time

We are able to meet the most complex legal needs of our clients, while still providing the personal attention that larger firms often cannot provide. We offer cost-effective, solution-oriented representation geared to the specific needs of our clients.

Our clients encompass national and multinational corporations, insurers, financial institutions, smaller regional and local companies, government entities, and individuals.

We also regularly assist out-of-state law firms whose clients find themselves involved in major litigation in Louisiana state and federal courts. Our role ranges from providing local “eyes and ears” to serving as lead or co-lead counsel.

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