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Jack C. Benjamin, Jr., Member

Jack C. Benjamin, Jr.

Contact Info

JBenjamin@PerrierLacoste.com
Direct Phone: 504-212-8834
Direct Fax: 504-212-8852

Jack C. Benjamin counsels clients on a variety of civil matters, including risk assessment and safety procedures. Jack focuses on general liability claims, including industrial accidents, explosions and premises cases, in addition to handling commercial trucking and automobile cases; however, he also has handled construction cases, product liability claims and a variety of maritime issues. Whether a claim arises on land, or on water, Jack dedicates himself to efficiently addressing the key issues to streamline the process for resolution. He employs a balanced perspective that has been gained from over two decades of practicing law in a variety of settings, clerking for a federal judge and working for international companies. He understands the complexities of contracts, indemnity obligations and the role of insurance policies and has represented large publicly traded companies and family businesses in simple and complex, multi-party cases. Regardless of the case, Jack approaches all assignments with zealous representation, while acknowledging the importance of maintaining working relationships with counsel and respect for the bench.

Jack is licensed to practice in Louisiana, as well as Texas and has tried cases in state and federal courts and has handled appellate arguments before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Jack has completed the requisite training hours to earn the distinction as a certified mediator by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Using the unique skills he acquired from the Mediation Institute and his many years as a litigator, Jack is called upon by colleagues to assist parties reach a compromise.

For more than a decade, Jack has maintained Martindale-Hubell’s highest AV rating with a 5.0/5.0 peer review rating and has consistently been selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyer 2011-present. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Jack’s extra-curricular activities have included leadership positions on many civic, religious, and professional boards. He currently serves as the President of the New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court and Secretary for the Metropolitan Crime Commission. Jack is married to Jennifer Hanley Benjamin and enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.

Education

Tulane University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1994
A.B. Freeman School of Business, MBA, 1994
Washington and Lee University, BA, 1986
Japan America Institute of Management Science, 1984 -1985
Mediation Institute, 2018

Bar Admissions

Louisiana State Bar
Texas State Bar
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional Affiliations

Defense Research Institute
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Louisiana State Bar Association
Maritime Law Association
Metropolitan Crime Commission (Secretary)
New Orleans Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court (President)
Texas State Bar Association
Themis Advocates Group

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law, Automobile and Transportation Litigation, Casualty, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Products Liability