Jeffrey Clayman focuses his practice in the areas of tort litigation, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. As part of his toxic tort practice, Jeff primarily litigates cases involving diseases allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos.
He defends commercial property owners, manufacturers, heavy industry, commercial transportation and trucking companies in a variety of cases involving toxic torts, constitutional torts, serious personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability and construction defects.
As an insurance defense attorney, a substantial part of Jeff’s practice consists of representing insurance companies in coverage disputes and defending direct actions including claims of bad faith and loss of business income.
Additionally, he counsels insurance companies on coverage issues and evaluates exposure for personal injury and wrongful death claims. He regularly works with insurance agents, brokers and attorneys on professional liability claims.
- Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D./B.C.L., 2006; Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review
- Bowdoin College, B.A., with honors, in History, 1999
CLERKSHIP : Law Clerk to the Hon. Patricia H. Minaldi, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
- Assistant Bar Examiner, by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- Federal Bar Association
- National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
- Bard Early College in New Orleans (Advisory Board Member)
- Lowernine.org (former Board Member and Chair, 2012 – 2016
- Obtained dismissal of building contractor who allegedly caused a gas explosion resulting in injuries to a fire fighter.
- Successfully defended suit claiming civil rights violations by the operator of a public housing complex.
- Obtained the dismissal of a South African steel manufacturer in an action arising from the alleged negligent packing of a cargo container.
- Successfully defended a sugar mill in a claim for damages resulting from asbestos exposure.
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