4949 Tulane Drive; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
I have represented employees against Darden (Olive Garden, Texas Longhorn), Bechtel Corp., Conrad Industries (shipyard); LQT Industries, Education Explosion (charter school), Tangipahoa Parish School Bd; LSU A&M, La. DOTD, BESE, GEO, Loomis, Frito-Lay, CVS Pharmacy, Barnes & Noble, Noble Drilling, INEOS, Louisiana Cardiology Associates, Southern University A&M, the Methodist Church.
Won 5th Circuit federal Court of Appeals case (Bias v TPSB; 816 F.3d 315) where we expanded the pool of possible defendants in False Claims Act lawsuits from employers to also include contractors and agents.
Won at 1st Circuit Louisiana Appellate Court & Louisiana Supreme Court (Foster v Bias, 2016 La. App. LEXIS 2408, writ denied, 2017 La. LEXIS 609 (La., Mar. 24, 2017). The courts found my client bullet-proof against defamation when speaking in court proceedings in his status as a private attorney general.
Find my cases on PACER from Louisiana federal courts: St. Julien 17-1563 (W.D.); Pisani 17-393 (W.D.); Ariza 13-419 (M.D.); Bias 12-2202 (La. E.D.) and 15-30193 (5th Cir); Ortego 13-836 (E.D.), Stocks 14-686 (M.D.), Suggs 13-25 (M.D.); Vallaire 14-1175 (W.D.) and participating in nationwide wage theft claim against owners of Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse in Alequin 12-61742 (S.D. Fla) or contact clerk of court RE ongoing state case at James v Nezi #637 788 (19th JDC) or in state court vs parish government
Past chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Labor & Employment Law in 2013/2014
J.D. from Loyola University College of Law in 2006 (top grades in contracts and legal accounting) and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland. I was a tenured professor in soil fertility and plant nutrition at Louisiana State University before my law career.
Member of National Employment Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Justice.
Spoke at LSU Employment Law Update in 2012 RE wage claims; participated in National Employment Lawyer's Association's conventions in Chicago (2018) and earlier. Attended class on Academic Freedom in the Classroom hosted by AAUP (American Association of University Professors) in 2016 via internet.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
All state and federal courts in Louisiana.