Arthur R. Carmody Jr.

Arthur R. Carmody Jr.

Of Counsel
Location:
Shreveport, Louisiana
Phone:
318-317-1284
Fax:
318-221-3705
Email:

Mr. Carmody has practiced law in Shreveport for over 50 years and serves as Of Counsel for the firm. He has extensive trial experience and provides valuable consultation with the firm and clients. He is a member of the Louisiana State and Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Associations. He is a former president of the Shreveport Bar Association, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is a master in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court and has served on the board of trustees for the Louisiana State University Law Center.

Areas of Practice

  • Defense
  • Insurance
  • Business Law
  • Oil & Gas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1952
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1952
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1952
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1952
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1952
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1952
    • Honors: Finalist, Robert Lee Storey Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Winner, Inter Fraternity Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Advisory Board
  • Fordham University, New York, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1949

Published Works

  • Author: "Legal Problems in the Development and Mining of Lignite," 1976 Institute on Mineral Law 39, Annual, 1976
  • Author: Legal-Hist Column, Shreveport Bar Review, 1996

Representative Cases

  • Carrol v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 708 F.2d 183, 32 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 286 (5th Cir. (La.) 1983)
  • E.E.O.C. v. Southwestern Elec. Power Co., 591 F.Supp. 1128, 35 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 801 (W.D. Ark., 1984) Fry v. Southern Pacific Transp. Co., 715 So.2d 632 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1998), writ den (La. 1998)
  • Gugliuzza v. KCMC, Inc., 593 So.2d 845 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1992), reversed 606 So.2d 790 (La. 1992), 20 Media L. Rep. 1866
  • Livestock Producers, Inc. v. Littleton, 748 So.2d 537 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1999), writ den (La. 2000)
  • Neloms v. Southwestern Elec. Power Co., 440 F.Supp. 1353, 18 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 1683 (W.D. La. 1977 River Rouge Minerals, Inc. v. Energy Resources of Minnesota, 331 So. 2d 878 (La. App. 2 Cir. 1976) (No. 12879)
  • Parish v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass'n, 506 F.2d 1028 (5th Cir. (La.) 1975)
  • Pinnick v. Louisiana State University Medical Center, 707 So.2d 1050 (La. App. 2 Cir. 1998)
  • Perot v. Danna, 784 So.2d 34.397, (La. App. 2 Cir. 2001)
  • Reed v. Sisters of Charity of Incarnate Word of Louisiana, Inc., 447 F.Supp. 309, 23 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 1171 (W.D. La. 1978)
  • Richardson v. Kansas City Southern R. Co., 731 So.2d 1017 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1999), writ den (La. 1999)
  • Antee V. Southern Pacific Transp. Co., 627 So.2d 798 (La. App, 2 Cir. 1993)
  • Baylor v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co., No. 01-30897, (U.S. 5th Cir. 02)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway Co. v. Little O's Trucking, Inc. No. 02-31158 (U.S. 5th Cir. 02)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White Publications
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Fordham College, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1978 - Present
  • Metropolitan Shreveport Zoning Board of Appeals, Member: 1958 - 1973 and Chairman: 1959 - 1971, 1960 - 1972
  • Kansas City Southern Transport Company, 1968 - Present
  • National Legal Center For The Public Interest. Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter, American Inn of Court, Master
  • Historical Society of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Defense Research Institute, Inc.
  • Louisiana Railroad Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Scribes Honor Society
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society
  • American Judicature Society
  • Shreveport Bar Association, President, 2003
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Examiner, 1971 - 1983; Committee on Codes of Lawyer and Judicial Conduct, 1996
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Jesuit High School of Shreveport Corp., Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1977 - 1983
  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Advisory Council, 1982 - 1986
  • Louisiana State University Law School, Member, Board of Trustees, 2003
  • Schumpert Medical Center, Chairman: 1993 - 1996, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 1974 - 1985
  • Loyola Foundation of Shreveport, Board of Governors, 1991
  • Committee Appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court, Member, 1994
  • State of Louisiana, Department of Conservation, Ad Hoc Committee, 1978 - 1979

Past Employment Positions

  • 1st Lt., USAR, 1948 - 1951

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha
  • Phi Delta Phi