Stone Pigman Announces New Lawyer
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann is pleased to announce that Carmelite M. Bertaut has joined the firm as special counsel. Her practice is concentrated in the field of products liability with particular emphasis in mass torts and complex litigation. She was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1977.
Ms. Bertaut graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Orleans in 1974.
Ms. Bertaut is currently the First-Vice President of the New Orleans Bar Association and has served as an officer in the past. She has chaired the Associationâ€™s Womenâ€™s Seminar, Public Relations, Publications, Continuing Legal Education, and Lawyer Referral Service Committees. She received the Associationâ€™s 2003 Outstanding Service Award. Ms. Bertaut is a Master Barrister in the New Orleans Bar Association American Inn of Court and served as the Innâ€™s President (1997 â€“ 2003). She is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the Association of Women Attorneys. She has served as a co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committeeâ€™s Rainmakers Interest Group of the ABA Section of Litigation. Ms. Bertaut is an active speaker and lecturer and has served on the faculty of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Her views on the defense and management of mass torts have been published nationally by the Defense Research Institute.
Ms. Bertaut has served as an Alumni Association Officer and as a Charter Member of the Board of Visitors for the University of New Orleansâ€™s College of Liberal Arts.
Founded in 1929, Stone Pigman has earned its reputation representing national, regional and local businesses in a full range of litigation and business matters, including corporate, securities, real estate, intellectual property, health care, tax and estate planning.