Salley, Hite, Mercer & Resor (SHM&R) was founded in April of 2004 with the goal of providing outstanding legal services in specialized fields of practice at competitive rates. All of the Firm's name partners, practiced together for many years at a pre-eminent, Downtown New Orleans law firm where they honed their litigation skills in a variety of areas including insurance coverage and defense litigation, banking litigation, transportation litigation, products liability litigation, environmental litigation and tax related litigation. The attorneys that make up the SHM&R team have a vast amount of experience practicing in both the State and Federal Courts of Louisiana. They are also actively involved with the Defense Research Institute and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
SHM&R attorneys are, first and foremost, Trial Attorneys. Every case is handled with one goal in mind: successful resolution on the merits. Each and every case is prepared as if it will proceed to trial. The Firm's attorneys have been successful in over 90% of the matters that have proceeded to trial. Cognizant of litigation risks and costs, its attorneys routinely explore alternative dispute resolution, assess business considerations and other risks to the client, and resolve most cases amicably prior to trial. The attorneys' trial experience as lead counsel in both jury and bench trials is one key to the success of their individual practices.
SHM&R is a Member Firm of the Council on Litigation Management. Several of SHM&R attorneys are active in the Council on Litigation Management, including providing continuing education seminars and Session Topics.
As set forth on the following pages, the attorneys of SHM&R are specialized in a wide range of practices, and they continually strive to develop their practices and to provide the absolute best services to their clients.