Archive | March, 2018

Good Friday

On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10).  It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).

The Monson Law Firm Wins Motion for Summary Judgment in Sidewalk Trip and Fall Case

Attorney Kevin Riché won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of Geralyn Mariani v. Michael Rohde and Southern Fidelity Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson.  Plaintiff alleged that she tripped and fell on a crack in a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood. In our Motion for Summary Judgment, The Monson Law Firm successfully argued that plaintiff had no evidence to show that a defective or hazardous condition existed and that any cracks in the sidewalk were open and obvious. The Honorable Lee V. Faulkner, Jr. granted that motion by judgment signed on March 13, 2018, thereby dismissing all of plaintiff’s claims, with prejudice. Please click here for a copy of that judgment.


The Monson Law Firm would like to wish Ann’Lee Earles Inman the best of luck as she leaves us to return back into Real Estate full-time. Ann’Lee has done an amazing job for us the past 3 years as our Marketing Director, helping our firm to grow to three states, involving herself in 15 different insurance organizations and serving on many of the boards. We will deeply miss her bright and shining personality, but we know she will move on to accomplish great things as a Realtor with Southern Home Professionals! Congratulations!


St. Patrick’s Day

The Monson Law Firm would like to wish everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!


New Orleans Chapter of Professional Insurance Agents

The Monson Law Firm attended the New Orleans Chapter of Professional Insurance Agent’s March luncheon at Impastato’s. We enjoyed hearing guest speaker Michael Hecht, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans, Inc. GNO is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. Their mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the 10 parishes by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development—marketing the region—and product development—improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives. Click here to view pictures!


Super Lawyers Magazine

Two of The Monson Law Firm’s attorneys were recently nominated and selected to the 2018 Louisiana Rising Stars list for the Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to Rising Stars each year. Sarah Murphy Barro was selected for the practice area of Employment Litigation Defense and Laura Abel was selected for the practice area of Insurance Coverage. Congratulations! Click here to view pictures!


National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Conference

The Monson Law Firm is attending the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Conference in New Orleans at the JW Marriott. NRRDA is an independent, non–profit, networking association of attorneys, claims professionals, and leaders in the retail and restaurant industries. Membership in NRRDA places you at the forefront of the development of strategies to reduce the number and severity of claims, manage common risks, and enhance our defense position in litigated matters.Click here to view pictures!