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Adams and Reese attorney Charlie Gay, Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, received the 2014 Louisiana State Bar Association Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award at the LSBA’s Annual Meeting held June 5 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, in Destin, Florida.

The award is given to only one Louisiana attorney each year who exhibits long standing devotion to and excellence in trial practice and upholds the standards of ethics and consideration for the court, litigants and all counsel.

Gay joined Adams and Reese in 1983 and has more than 35 years of experience in general litigation, toxic tort, product liability and medical malpractice. He has served as lead counsel on hundreds of trials, and in the last several years, he has tried more than 15 major toxic tort, products liability and medical malpractice cases involving serious personal injury to successful defense verdicts before juries in Louisiana. Gay has been the lead medical malpractice trial counsel for the Ochsner Medical Institutions for over 30 years and trial counsel for many publicly and privately held companies during his career.

Gay is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Society of Barristers, and many other bar groups, including the Louisiana State Bar Association and Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is a former chair of the IADC Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Committee, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers. He has served as Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Legal Malpractice insurance committee. He has also served on the Medical Legal Interprofessional Committee as co-Chair.