As an integral part of Louisiana's legal community for 95 years, Stone Pigman has earned its reputation as a "go-to" law firm for businesses of all sizes. Stone Pigman's enduring commitment to protecting its client's interests can be traced back to its founders, Saul Stone and John Minor Wisdom, who in 1929 teamed up to launch the firm that would one day evolve into Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. Our firm's rich history has made us what we are today: uniquely positioned to deliver innovative solutions for your complex and fast-moving disputes and transactions.
Early in its history, Stone Pigman successfully represented a legendary local grocery store opposed to Louisiana's resale price-fixing laws. Nearly a century later, the firm has grown exponentially and accumulated an impressive track record representing clients from all sectors and industries. Stone Pigman has teams of professionals covering numerous practice areas including commercial litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, corporate law, and mergers & acquisitions.
Stone Pigman attorneys have served as counsel on some of the most significant transactions and complex litigation in the region, including the revitalization of the World Trade Center into the Four Seasons Hotel, representing former directors and officers of the Make It Right Foundation through a class action, the return of beloved grocery store chain Dorignac's to family hands, and the defense and prosecution of claims for a software development company against the State of Louisiana.
Stone Pigman's reputation stems from its never-ending drive to achieve client goals. As attorneys learn their client's needs and objectives, the firm is able to pull together collaborative teams from across practice groups – often including both business and litigation attorneys. In tailoring such teams to each client's unique needs, Stone Pigman is able to pull together the resources necessary for attaining each client's specific goals.
The success of our firm is rooted in our lawyers, who are distinguished by their professional and academic leadership. Stone Pigman lawyers are top law school graduates; recipients of advanced legal degrees; former law clerks; law faculty members; and authors, editors and contributors to leading professional publications. Our lawyers regularly lead non-profit organizations and legal associations and include former presidents of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar Association.
Throughout its history, Stone Pigman has hired the top law school graduates. Our lawyers come from local law schools, including Tulane, Louisiana State University, and Loyola – as well as national law schools such as Harvard, University of Virginia, New York University, University of Texas, and University of Notre Dame. We regularly hire lawyers who graduate Order of the Coif and members of the law review and moot court competition teams.
Our lawyers are not solely distinguished by their academic achievement. They are also professional leaders. Stone Pigman lawyers are former law clerks to justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court and judges of the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals and District Courts. We lead the legal profession as bar association officers, delegates, examiners, section leaders and committee chairs; as members of committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the council of the Louisiana State Law Institute; as instructors for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy; and as members of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Beginning with our founder, John Minor Wisdom, several members of the firm have been elevated to the federal bench.