Bradley Schwab - Associate - Gieger, Laborde and Laperouse

Contact

New Orleans
(504) 654-1343 direct
(504) 561-1011 fax
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Areas of Practice

Aviation Litigation
Products Liability
Admiralty & Maritime
Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense

Brad Schwab

Associate

Brad is a New Orleans native and works as an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office. He is licensed in Louisiana and admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts. He has also been admitted pro hac vice before state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama.

Brad specializes in the defense of products liability and aviation cases. He has represented component part manufacturers, Part 135 operators, and commercial airlines in state and federal courts across Louisiana. Brad has also defended corporate and insurance clients in cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from offshore accidents, construction mishaps, and trucking wrecks.

Brad has taken numerous cases to trial over the past few years. He has also defended and prosecuted appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Louisiana’s intermediate appellate courts, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Representative Cases
  • Defended national equipment rental company in case arising from a construction accident that resulted in an arm amputation and alleged brain injury; reached a favorable settlement after two weeks of trial
  • Defended international aircraft component part manufacturer in consolidated cases arising from a helicopter crash offshore that resulted in serious injuries to all passengers and the death of the pilot; secured summary dismissal of passenger claims and favorably settled pilot’s claim before trial
  • Defended aircraft owner and operator in case arising from a fixed wing plane crash in a residential neighborhood; reached favorable settlements in 23 suits filed by 76 personal injury and property damage claimants before trial
  • Defended international busway manufacturer in case arising from an arc flash at an industrial plant that left the plaintiff severely burned; secured summary dismissal of all claims
  • Defended international government contractor against Jones Act claim filed by employee working in the Philippines; reached a favorable settlement after three days of trial
  • Defended liftboat owner against Jones Act claim filed by employee injured when vessel’s hydraulic jacks failed and caused it to capsize; reached favorable settlement before trial
  • Defended domestic distributor of building supplies against trucking accident claim; obtained defense verdict at trial
  • Defended domestic aircraft component part manufacturer in case arising from a fixed-wing plane crash that resulted in the deaths of the pilot and sole occupant; secured summary dismissal of all claims
  • Defended national pet supply retailer in case arising from slip-and-fall accident that required the plaintiff to undergo a full hip replacement; reached successful settlement before trial
  • Defended commercial airline against personal injury claims asserted by passenger allegedly injured by seat malfunction during takeoff
  • Pursued open account and breach of contract claims on behalf of domestic oil and gas exploration company against pipe and casing distributor; defeated summary judgment and obtained successful verdict at trial
  • Pursued negligence and bailment claims against U.S. government and fixed base operator for significant property damage sustained by corporate jet; defeated summary judgment and obtained successful verdict at trial

  Brad has published articles in various publications, including:

  • Drones on the Bayou, An Overview of the Current State of Unmanned Aircraft System Law, 63 LA.B.J, 392 (Apr/May 2016) (co-authored with Brendan Doherty).
  • Recent Developments:  Juror’s Complaint, 62 La. Bar. J, 393-94 (Feb/March 2015).
  • Recent developments:  Louisiana’s New Home Warranty Act, 61 La. Bar. J, 371-71 (Feb/March 2014).
  • The Birth of a Real Right: An Overview and Analysis of the Recent Revision of Book III, Title X of the Civil Code, 73 La. L. Rev. 821 (2013).
  • Comment, Equitable Personification: A Review of Res Judicata’s Historical Application to Successive In Personam and In Rem Admiralty Actions in the United States, 37 Tul. Mar. L.J. 253 (2012).
  • Note, Dimming the Bright-Line Rule: The Fifth Circuit Lowers Its Requirement To Bring Claims for Purely Economic Losses, 36 Tul. Mar. L.J. 791 (2012).
Education

Brad earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School.  While in law school, Brad served on the Senior Editorial Board of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, worked as research assistant to Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos and completed an externship in the chambers of Justice Greg G. Guidry of the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Personal
Brad lives in the Lakeview area of New Orleans with his wife and their 13-year-old lab.

Brad Schwab

Associate

Bradley Schwab - Associate - Gieger, Laborde and Laperouse

Contact

New Orleans
(504) 654-1343 direct
(504) 561-1011 fax
DOWNLOAD VCARD

Brad is a New Orleans native and works as an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office. He is licensed in Louisiana and admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts. He has also been admitted pro hac vice before state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama.

Brad specializes in the defense of products liability and aviation cases. He has represented component part manufacturers, Part 135 operators, and commercial airlines in state and federal courts across Louisiana. Brad has also defended corporate and insurance clients in cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from offshore accidents, construction mishaps, and trucking wrecks.

Brad has taken numerous cases to trial over the past few years. He has also defended and prosecuted appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Louisiana’s intermediate appellate courts, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

Aviation Litigation
Products Liability
Admiralty & Maritime
Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Cases
  • Defended national equipment rental company in case arising from a construction accident that resulted in an arm amputation and alleged brain injury; reached a favorable settlement after two weeks of trial
  • Defended international aircraft component part manufacturer in consolidated cases arising from a helicopter crash offshore that resulted in serious injuries to all passengers and the death of the pilot; secured summary dismissal of passenger claims and favorably settled pilot’s claim before trial
  • Defended aircraft owner and operator in case arising from a fixed wing plane crash in a residential neighborhood; reached favorable settlements in 23 suits filed by 76 personal injury and property damage claimants before trial
  • Defended international busway manufacturer in case arising from an arc flash at an industrial plant that left the plaintiff severely burned; secured summary dismissal of all claims
  • Defended international government contractor against Jones Act claim filed by employee working in the Philippines; reached a favorable settlement after three days of trial
  • Defended liftboat owner against Jones Act claim filed by employee injured when vessel’s hydraulic jacks failed and caused it to capsize; reached favorable settlement before trial
  • Defended domestic distributor of building supplies against trucking accident claim; obtained defense verdict at trial
  • Defended domestic aircraft component part manufacturer in case arising from a fixed-wing plane crash that resulted in the deaths of the pilot and sole occupant; secured summary dismissal of all claims
  • Defended national pet supply retailer in case arising from slip-and-fall accident that required the plaintiff to undergo a full hip replacement; reached successful settlement before trial
  • Defended commercial airline against personal injury claims asserted by passenger allegedly injured by seat malfunction during takeoff
  • Pursued open account and breach of contract claims on behalf of domestic oil and gas exploration company against pipe and casing distributor; defeated summary judgment and obtained successful verdict at trial
  • Pursued negligence and bailment claims against U.S. government and fixed base operator for significant property damage sustained by corporate jet; defeated summary judgment and obtained successful verdict at trial

  Brad has published articles in various publications, including:

  • Drones on the Bayou, An Overview of the Current State of Unmanned Aircraft System Law, 63 LA.B.J, 392 (Apr/May 2016) (co-authored with Brendan Doherty).
  • Recent Developments:  Juror’s Complaint, 62 La. Bar. J, 393-94 (Feb/March 2015).
  • Recent developments:  Louisiana’s New Home Warranty Act, 61 La. Bar. J, 371-71 (Feb/March 2014).
  • The Birth of a Real Right: An Overview and Analysis of the Recent Revision of Book III, Title X of the Civil Code, 73 La. L. Rev. 821 (2013).
  • Comment, Equitable Personification: A Review of Res Judicata’s Historical Application to Successive In Personam and In Rem Admiralty Actions in the United States, 37 Tul. Mar. L.J. 253 (2012).
  • Note, Dimming the Bright-Line Rule: The Fifth Circuit Lowers Its Requirement To Bring Claims for Purely Economic Losses, 36 Tul. Mar. L.J. 791 (2012).
Education

Brad earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School.  While in law school, Brad served on the Senior Editorial Board of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, worked as research assistant to Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos and completed an externship in the chambers of Justice Greg G. Guidry of the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Personal
Brad lives in the Lakeview area of New Orleans with his wife and their 13-year-old lab.