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Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC
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Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC
1615 Poydras
Suite 1300
New Orleans
Louisiana
70112  United States
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504 5920691 (Phone)
504 5920696 (Fax)
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  Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC is a female/minority owned law firm. Long before the creation of the Firm, our attorneys have been committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and beyond. That commitment drives our core values today.
The Firm supports a wide variety of female and minority legal associations, and our attorneys have been featured speakers and presenters on many topics aimed at the promotion of diversity.

We stand firm in our commitment to diversity and always look forward to exciting new opportunities to carry on this tradition.
  Deborah Kuchler is a founding partner of Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. Ms. Kuchler graduated cum laude from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. degree in education in 1980. Her primary focus was upon the secondary school instruction of English and Biology. She attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana at night while working full time as a natural gas contract administrator and gas supply representative for an interstate natural gas pipeline company. She was a member of Loyola Law Review and graduated in 1985 in the top 10% of the combined day and night school class. She was privileged to serve from mid-1985 to 1987 as law clerk for the Honorable Patrick J. Carr in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Ms. Kuchler is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. She is a member of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas State Bar Associations, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and puts the efficiency precepts of Six Sigma into practice in the administration of the Firm as well as the handling of client matters. She enjoys the science issues presented by her docket and typically handles the expert and Daubert issues associated with the Firm’s interesting caseload.

Ms. Kuchler has managed dockets of complex civil litigation in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama and Florida involving toxic tort and environmental litigation, class actions, product liability, personal injury and commercial litigation.

Ms. Kuchler’s trial experience includes serving as lead or co-lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal actions, including multi-week trials in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas involving alleged chemical releases and exposures; purported community asbestos and dioxin exposures; oil and gas operations involving alleged down-hole reserve losses; products liability actions; and admiralty.
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Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC
 
LOUISIANA:New Orleans
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BUSINESS:General Business Counseling
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Information provided below, is representative of multiple members of our firm: Deborah Kuchler:Strong v. E I DuPont de Nemours, 968 So.2d 140 (Miss. 2007)Caubarreaux v. E I DuPont de Nemours, et al., 97-978 (La. App. 3 Cir. 5/6/98), 714 So.2d 67Strawder v. Zapata Haynie Corp., 94-453 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1112/94), 649 So.2d 55Gough v. Natural Pipeline Co. of America, 996 F.2d 763 (5th Cir. 1993)Zapata Haynie Corp. v. Arthur, et al., 980 F.2d 287 (5th Cir. 1993)Zapata Haynie Corp. v. Arthur, et al., 926 F.2d 484 (5th Cir. 1991)Zapata Haynie Corp., 980 F.2d 287 (5th Cir. 1992); KD.D. Smith v. Cutter Biological, et al., 99-2068 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/6/00), 770 So.2d 392.Brookshire Brothers Holding v. Dayco Inc., et al., 554 F.3d 595 (5th Cir. 2008)Hudson v. Remington Arms Co., Inc., 2005 WL 1140776 (5th Cir. 2005)(unreported)Ross v. Conoco, 02-0299 (La. 10115/02), 828 So.2d 546Jefferson County School Dist. v. Lead Industries Ass'n Inc., 223 F. Supp.2d 771. Janika Polk:William Oddo, Jr. v. Asbestos Corporation, Ltd. et al, No. 2012-C-0415 (La. App. 4 Cir. 5/18/12).Pichon v. Asbestos Defendants, et al, 2010-0570 (La. App. 4 Cir 11/17/10), 52 So.3d 240, writ denied, 2010-2771 (La. 2/4/11), 57 So.3d 317Johnson v. EI DuPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., 2009 WL 91481 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1113/09)Jambon v. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Inc. et al, No. 2008-C-0907 (La. App. 4 Cir. 8/14/08).Hudson v. Remington Arms Co., Inc., 131 Fed. Appx 449 (5th Cir.2005)(unreported). Monique Weiner: Johnson v. EI duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., 2009 WL 91481 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1/13/09)Warren v. Sabine Towing and Transp. Co., Inc., 01-0573 (La. App. 3 Cir. 10/30/02), 831 So.2d 517 McCarra v. Illinois Central R. Co., 01-298 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/25/01), 798 So.2d 252. Sarah Iiams: Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, 585 F.3d 855 (5th Cir. 2009), reh’g en banc granted, 598 F.3d 208 (5th Cir. 2010), appeal dismissed, 607 F.3d 1049 (5th Cir. 2010).Jefferson County Sch. Dist. V. Lead Indus. Ass’n, Inc., 223 F.Supp.2d 771 (S.D. Miss. 2002). Hollaway v. Gaylord Chem. Corp., 98-0828 (La. App. 1 Cir. 142/28/98), 730 S.2d 952.In re Union Carbide Corp., 145 S.W.3d (805) (Tex. App. —Houston 2004).Warren v. Sabine Towing and Transp. Co., Inc., 01-0573 (La. App. 3 Cir. 10/30/02), 831 So.2d 517.
 
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