Open and honest communication is integral to understanding and achieving a client’s goals in each unique situation. I approach every client relationship and issue with respect and dedication to best serve those who entrust me with their legal or business issues. The most rewarding part of my practice is repaying that trust with positive results and being even a small part of my clients’ successes.
Gerard Gaudet advises clients in the maritime, energy, oil and gas and construction industries. He has broad litigation experience in all these spaces, as well as in commercial/corporate litigation and catastrophic injury litigation. For the past decade, Gerard has represented a major international energy company with offshore and onshore drilling operations, for which he has obtained successful verdicts and outcomes in casualty and commercial litigation, and in state and federal workers’ compensation disputes. Gerard has also been involved in complex, multi-party litigation involving owners, general contractors, engineers, and architects in the commercial construction industry.
As part of his marine/energy practice, Gerard provides clients with emergency response services and is Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (T-HUET) certified, allowing him to travel to and from offshore oil and gas installations and vessels by helicopter in a tropical environment in emergency situations.
Gerard also serves as outside general counsel to several small business clients, advising them on the growth of their businesses, including lease agreements, construction contracts, employment issues, and disputes with vendors. In this role, Gerard uses his ability as a problem solver to advise the client how to navigate different situations and ease the clients concerns, allowing them to focus on what they do best, running their business.
As the Chair of the executive council of the New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Gerard helps organize and host various fundraisers for non-profit organizations that provide legal services to the indigent and veterans.
“ My drive and determination to succeed, combined with my strong communication skills, will create strong bonds with my clients and help me achieve not only my goals as an attorney, but, more importantly, my clients’ goals as well. ”
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2013
- Louisiana State University, B.S., 2009
Areas of Practice
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section Chair
- American Bar Association
- "Leadership in Law" - New Orleans CityBusiness, 2023
- Best Lawyers® Ones To Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
- New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Class of 2021
- Leadership Jefferson, Class of 2018