William D. Shea advises clients on commercial litigation in Louisiana and insurance regulatory matters throughout the Southeast. He has represented clients in litigation involving breach of contract, lease disputes, mortgage foreclosures, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, and in matters involving claims for impairment of contracts based on constitutional issues.
Bill has defended oil and gas companies in matters involving imprudent operations and claims for damage to mineral reservoirs, and he has represented banking clients in matters involving garnishments, breach of warranty and conversion. He also represents insurers in matters including insurance coverage disputes, claims for bad faith, property insurance claims and claims for personal injury.
In his insurance regulatory practice, Bill advises both insurers and insurance producers. He has successfully obtained Certificates of Authority for insurers seeking to do business in Louisiana, as well as other states. He also has assisted insurance companies with other matters involving licensing and compliance, and in preparing contracts between insurance companies, marketing entities, claims organizations and agents.
Bill has assisted individual insurance producers and agencies with a host of issues including licensing, compliance, contract disputes, responding to formal complaints filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance and preparing employment agreements between agencies and individual agents.
- Southern University Law Center, J.D., 2004
- Southeastern Louisiana University, B.A., 1991
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
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