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Meet Chris Starling

Chris Starling, a recent retire from law enforcement, has come to work for the Galloway Jefcoat law firm as their investigator. From Lafayette he’s been in Louisiana for around 48 years. He enjoys the culture, the people and being able to hunt and fish. He also enjoys watersports, the waters around, and motorcycling. Starling describes... Read more

How Do I File for a Spousal Visa?

You can file for a spousal visa either from the United States or abroad. Filing from abroad is going to be more expensive than doing so domestically. Either way the forms are filed in the U.S where they go through a process for approval. Watch as Holly Lamarche explains the process and what details to... Read more

Meet Melissa “Missy” Hebert

Melissa Hebert is the receptionist at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm since 2009. She’s the first person you’ll speak to, and the first person that represents Galloway Jefcoat. From Lafayette, she graduated from Katie Ann High School and has three children aged 27, 25, and 11. She enjoys the positive atmosphere at the law firm... Read more

Do You Have a Say In Choosing a Doctor For a Workers Compensation Claim?

You are entitled to your own choice of physician in a Louisiana workers compensation claim. If there’s a dispute between a doctor and the claimant’s treating physician there’s a procedure called a state independent medical exam. In that case a third doctor reviews the opinions of both doctors. If there’s a dispute between those two... Read more

Meet Rockell LeMaire

Rockell LeMaire is a legal secretary for John Jefcoat. She works on mass torts and class action lawsuits. She’s been at the law firm since 2010. Originally from Kaplan, she went to school at Kaplan High and started working in the legal field for about 10 years and started work for Galloway Jefcoat about seven... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Lost Wages

People often ask me, how much is my case worth? I am compelled to tell them – “It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that... Read more

What Can You Recover In a Lawsuit? Medical Bills and Life Care Plan

People often ask me, how much is my case worth? I am compelled to tell them – “It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that simple,... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Pain and Suffering Damages

People often ask me, how much is my case worth?  I am compelled to tell them–“It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that simple, even... Read more

About Diminished Value Claims

If you were thinking about buying a used car, all things being equal, would you want to buy a car that had been previously wrecked or a car that had not been previously wrecked? How much less would you expect to pay on a car that had considerable damage repaired before you bought it? This... Read more

About the Attorney: Robert Martina

We are BACK with the latest installment of our #AboutTheAttorney blog series! This week we are featuring GJ’s “independent, realistic, and reasonable-,” attorney, Robert Martina! A native of Shreveport, LA, Robert is a TWO-time graduate of Louisiana State University! First, he attended LSU for his undergrad degree, a B.S. in Finance. Then, as a man... Read more