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Galloway Jefcoat now offers virtual appointments

Dear Family, Friends, Clients, and Colleagues, Please be advised that we at Galloway Jefcoat, LLP have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have been adopting safe practices to protect our employees and clients and to the best of our ability to maintain service to our clients. During this troubling time, we are now offering virtual... Read more

Thinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

This October, Galloway Jefcoat saw the world through rose colored glasses! Throughout the month of October, the entire GJ staff took part in various activities to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research! On Friday, October 18th, our staff rocked their favorite pink outfits for national “Wear It Pink” day to raise awareness for Breast Cancer... Read more

CARES Act and Employee Retention

The CARES Act, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, is designed to encourage Eligible Employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID – 19, with a few options. There is some specific information you will need to discuss when applying for these loans.  Some questions... Read more

Responding to the E-cig Regulation

The 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey showed that more than 5 million youth, including middle school age students, reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days and nearly one million users daily. A majority of those current e-cigarette users reported using JUUL© as their brand of choice. How does this affect me? No longer are... Read more

Lake Charles: We’ve Moved!

This September, Lafayette-based law firm, Galloway Jefcoat & Associates, further cemented their presence in Calcasieu Parish by relocating their Lake Charles practice to new office space. The office, located on Alamo Street, signifies the start of an exciting new chapter in Lake Charles for the respected group of attorneys. “The move is bittersweet,” founding partner... Read more

About the Attorney – Rusty Galloway

Before becoming a founding partner of Galloway Jefcoat with John Jefcoat in 1996, Rusty had a diverse work history. At 15, he worked as a dishwasher for the Vermilion Landing before working on Greywolf Rig 5 as a roughneck. Over the years, he even worked at two radio stations (KSMB as a salesman and KPEL as... Read more

About the Attorney: Robert Doggett

Please welcome our newest addition to the team, Robert Doggett! “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a... Read more

What Are Indemnity Benefits in Workers Comp?

Indemnity benefits in workers comp cases are the benefits injured workers receive to make up for their lost wages due to a workplace accident. However, these benefits are typically only a percentage of you regular wages. Additionally, you may receive different types of workers compensation indemnity benefits depending on your injuries and their permanent effects... Read more

Is Distracted Driving a Problem in Louisiana?

Distracted driving is a huge problem in Louisiana and throughout the country, and it is a leading cause of car accidents. Texting while driving, a type of distracted driving, is particularly dangerous, as the person’s hands and eyes are on their smartphone. In this video, Lafayette car crash attorney Jason Weaver explains how he has... Read more

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp Claim?

While not every person who was hurt on the job may need a lawyer for a workers comp claim, there is no reason to not receive legal advice before filing a claim. In this video, attorney Shelly Maturin explains a few ways injured people may face difficulties during the workers comp process. It costs nothing... Read more