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Charles Martin Kreamer - Lafayette, LA

2448 Johnston St Lafayette, LA 70503

Updated: 04/03/2024

Lafayette Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Charles M. "Chuck" Kreamer is co-founder of, and partner in, Gibson Law Partners, LLC. Chuck also serves as the firm's Managing Partner. Chuck's practice focuses on the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial cases, probate and legal malpractice cases litigated in the state and federal courts of Louisiana...

Charles M. "Chuck" Kreamer is co-founder of, and partner in, Gibson Law Partners, LLC. Chuck also serves as the firm's Managing Partner. Chuck's practice focuses on the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial cases, probate and legal malpractice cases litigated in the state and federal courts of Louisiana. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana district and appellate courts, all Louisiana federal district courts and bankruptcy courts, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since August of 1994, Chuck's practice has been 100% litigation, including extensive appellate work.

Chuck's extensive litigation experience spans cases involving unfair and deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, confidentiality, contracts, fraud, fiduciary duties, non-compete agreements, sales, intellectual property, corporations, partnerships, liability companies, joint ventures, probate disputes and oil and gas mineral rights. His legal malpractice defense experience crosses a wide array of lawyer specialties and issues.

Chuck graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and a major in Finance in 1990. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans in 1994, and simultaneously graduated with a second degree, a Masters of Business Administration, from Loyola. While in law school Chuck served on the Loyola Law Review where he published two articles, one of which was a finalist for the prestigious SCRIBES award presented by The American Society of Legal Writers and has since been cited favorably by other jurists. Chuck's published articles are United States v. Commonwealth of Virginia: The Revenge of Separate But Equal, 39 Loyola Law Review 247 and Adjudicating the Peart Motion: A Proposed Standard To Protect The Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel Prospectively: 39 Loyola Law Review 635.

Several cases in which Chuck's professional clients were dismissed as a result of his efforts include Molaison v. Lukinovich, 142 So.3d 342 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2014) (multi-million dollar legal malpractice claim dismissed on basis of witness immunity); Castle v. Castle, 123 So.3d 1267 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2013) (legal malpractice claim dismissed for failure to state a cause of action); Walton v. ES&H, Inc. 2013 WL 3865103 (E.D. La. 2013) (insurance agent case dismissed as preempted) and Carriere v. Bodenheimer, Jones, Szwak & Winchell, LLP: 120 So.3d 281 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2012) (legal malpractice claim dismissed as preempted): Argonaut Great Central Ins. Co. v. Hammet, et al, 1st JDC Parish of Caddo, Docket 449,814 (baseball arbitration where the resolution proposed for Chuck's client was chosen). Representative cases where Chuck's commercial plaintiff clients were awarded substantial verdicts, received favorable settlements or pretrial rulings include AIM Business Capital, LLC v. Reach Out Disposal, 2014 WL 1401526 (W.D. La. 2014) ($1.44 million treble damage award in an unfair trade practice case); In re Marshall Museum & Library, 2008 WL 2192803 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2008) (favorable settlement in a defamation case against Anna Nicole Smith representatives) and Grex, Inc. et al v. Robert Leonards, et al, La. App. 3rd Cir. No: CW 14-01275, unpublished (plaintiff authorized to obtain extensive electronic discovery from defendants' computers).

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1994

Past Positions

  • Allen & Gooch, Partner, 1994 - 2018

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
    J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Finalist, Scribes Award Presented by the American Society of Legal Writers
    Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Member, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1990
    BBA
    Major: Finance
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
    M.B.A.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Nu

Articles

Published Works

  • United States v. Commonwealth of Virginia: The Revenge of Separate But Equal, 39 Loyola Law Review 247
  • Adjudicating the Peart Motion: A Proposed Standard To Protect The Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel Prospectively: 39 Loyola Law Review 635

Office Information

Address

2448 Johnston St Lafayette, LA 70503

Fax

  • 337-761-6061

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