The attorneys of Oats & Marino come from across Louisiana and beyond. Our backgrounds are in a variety of arts and social or physical sciences, and many have legal specializations or prior professions. Most of us had our formative training in large private firms or government practice.
In consultation with our clients, we match the resources dedicated to each matter with its importance. Typically, the matters entrusted to us and the amounts in controversy warrant a team approach to combine our expertise. Each client is provided a single point of contact to manage all work, though clients can also contact team members directly. Matters more appropriately handled on a cost-containment basis can be assigned to individual attorneys. We seek to minimize expense while ensuring the quality of our representation.
Our attorneys focus on quickly and accurately analyzing matters, developing options for handling, and timely reporting. We are responsive to client inquiries, and receive or return telephone calls and email as soon as possible.
We challenge our attorneys with responsibility commensurate with their experience and expertise, and allow them to work with relative autonomy under the oversight of senior members of the firm. Each attorney is supported by experienced paralegals and legal secretaries. We have long-standing relationships with preeminent experts and other legal support service providers, who assist us in meeting our clients’ needs.
We see professionalism and advocacy as complementary responsibilities, not conflicting goals. We demand ethical behavior of each other and our counterparts. The firm balances aggressive advocacy of our clients’ interests with contemplative and creative approaches to solving our clients’ problems. Our attorneys understand the business advantages of certainty and settlement, but are experienced, prepared and ready for contest when a reasonable compromise cannot be reached.