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An Extraordinary History | An Unrelenting Commitment To Our Clients

Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam is the oldest law firm in the region having been established in 1895.  The firm has maintained a tradition of excellence in the practice of law and in service to its clients for 120 years.  Our attorneys engage in a broad corporate and civil practice, which includes transportation and railroad law, corporate and commercial litigation, utility and regulatory law, employment law, medical malpractice defense, oil, gas and property law, and insurance defense.  The lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services for all clients having represented a number of its clients for over fifty years. 

Our firm traces its origin to January 1, 1895, when a partnership was formed by John Dallas Wilkinson and A. T. Alexander.  For over one hundred twenty years, the firm has maintained a broad civil practice, including the representation of utilities, railroads, financial institutions, and other corporate and individual clients with state and national interests.  Its lawyers practice in a wide variety of federal, state and local areas of law with an emphasis on litigation.  It is proud of the legal abilities and personal qualities of its attorneys, who, among past and present members, include an Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, an appellate judge on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal, a Mayor of Shreveport, a member of the Louisianan House of Representatives, a founder of the Federal Power Bar Association and a chairman of the governing boards of several educational institutions.  The firm is an AV rated firm in Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

We are not a large firm, yet we have a history of providing excellent legal representation. We are known for effectively representing companies and individuals who could hire any law firm they want.

Deep-Rooted Relationships, Personalized Service And Quality Legal Representation

Our firm was founded in 1895, in Shreveport, Louisiana. We are the oldest law firm in the region, but we don't take our success for granted. We nurture our longstanding business relationships — as well as our newer client relationships — with excellent, personalized service and a sincere dedication to successful results.

Every day, our attorneys work to live up to the reputation Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam has built over the years. Whether you need practical advice, representation in litigation or guidance regarding a transaction, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your legal needs.

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