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 Ronald E. Corkern Jr.

Ronald E. Corkern Jr.

Partner

email:   rcorken@corkerncrews.net
phone: (318) 527-0142

Mr. Corkern’s practice principally involves tort litigation, Section 1983 litigation and products liability litigation.  He received his law degree in 1975 from Louisiana State University. While in law school he was selected to participate on the Moot Court Board, Phi Kappa Phi, and was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is listed by SuperLawyers as having obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of personal injury defense.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble.  Mr. Corkern is also engaged in the practice of mediations and performs mediation services throughout Louisiana.  He is a member of the Natchitoches Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the North Louisiana Federal Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Section 1983 Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S.

Representative Clients

  • City of Natchitoches
  • Natchitoches Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Correction Corporation of America
  • State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Travelers Insurance Co.

References

  • City Bank & Trust Co., Natchitoches, LA
  • Exchange Bank & Trust Co., Natchitoches, LA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2004 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Watson, Murchison, Crews, Arthur & Corkern, Attorney, 1975 – 1998
  • Corkern & Crews LLC, Attorney, 1998 – 2009

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi
Steven David Crews

Steven David Crews

Managing Partner

email:   sdcrews@corkerncrews.net
phone: (318) 527-0142

Steven D. Crews graduated from Northwestern State University in 1980 and attended Louisiana State University Law School where he graduated in 1983. Mr. Crews has been engaged in the general civil and criminal practice of law since 1983 with an emphasis in all areas of federal and state litigation. Additionally Mr. Crews performs mediation services throughout Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Natchitoches Parish Bar Association and American Bar Association. Also, he is a member and past Board of Director of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, associate member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyer’s Association and member of Best’s Insurance Defense Counsel.

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Areas of Practice

  • Insurance defense
  • Mediations
  • Personal injury
  • General corporate
  • Worker’s compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1984

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana
    • B.S. – 1980
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Clients

  • Conagra Poultry Company
  • Hanover Insurance Company
  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Company
  • Lott Oil Company, Inc.
  • City of Natchitoches

Classes/Seminars

  • Notary – Adjunct Professor, NSU, 1985 – 1988
  • Mediation Presentation, LADC & Alexandria Inns of Court, 2012 – 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Natchitoches Parish Outstanding Young Person, 1990
  • President of the Month, October and December, Louisiana Jaycees
  • Outstanding Jaycee Club President, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rotary International, Past President and Secretary, 1985
  • Natchitoches Jaycees, Past President and Treasurer, 1983
  • Boys and Girls Club of Natchitoches, 1988
  • Northwest Louisiana Fish & Game Preserve Commission, 1985 – Present
  • LA Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2009-2011, 1985 – Present
  • LA State Bar Association, Member, 1983 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • WMCAC, Partner/Attorney, 1983 – 1998
  • Corkern & Crews, LLC, Partner/Attorney, 1998 – 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Natchitoches Dixie Youth, 1997 – 1999
  • First Baptist Church, 1985 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi
J. Chris Guillet

J. Chris Guillet

Partner

email:   cquillet@corkerncrews.net
phone: (318) 527-0142

Chris Guillet grew up in Natchitoches, graduating from Natchitoches Central High School in 1987. Following his graduation from Louisiana State University in 1991, Chris moved to Dallas, Texas, where he worked for several years in the real estate industry, handling land acquisitions throughout the Southeast for Fairfield Residential, Inc.

Chris graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1999, with the designation of Order of the Coif. While attending L.S.U. Law School, Chris served for one year on the staff of the Law Review, and was elected to the L.S.U. Law Center Hall of Fame.

Chris practiced with the Lake Charles, Louisiana law firm of Scofield, Gerard, Veron, Singletary & Pohorelsky from 1999 through March 2005. In April 2005, Chris returned to Natchitoches, where he maintained a solo practice until he joined the current firm in May 2007.

Chris has tried civil and criminal cases at all levels of the Louisiana federal and state court system, including numerous jury trials, appeals, and cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court. Chris’ local practice focuses largely on the needs of individuals and small businesses. In addition, he serves as general and local counsel for numerous larger business clients, including utility companies, manufacturers, and government entities.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Successions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1999

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 1999
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. – 1992
    • Major: Finance

Representative Clients

  • Valley Electric membership Corporation, Inc.
  • Loft Oil, Inc.
  • Weeks Tractor and Supply, Inc.
  • Natchitoches Parish Utility Department

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor – Business Law, McNeese State University, 2000 – 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1999 – Present
  • Inns of Court, Member, 1999 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fairfield Residential, Inc., Acquisitions Specialist, 1993 – 2003
  • Associations Relocation Management Company, Inc., Relocation Specialist, 1992 – 1993

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Lisa Vienne Johnson

Lisa Vienne Johnson

Associate

email:   ljohnson@corkerncrews.net
phone: (318) 527-0142

Lisa Vienne Johnson joined the firm in 2010. She is licensed in both Virginia and Louisiana. She has extensive experience in the areas of Estate Planning and Successions. Ms. Johnson also practices trial law, representing a wide range of clients, including individual plaintiffs, local businesses, government agencies, and insurance companies.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Successions
  • Insurance Practice
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2005
  • Virginia, 2006

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Bachelor of Civil Law
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. – 1998
    • Major: Psychology
  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana
    • M.A. – 2000

Published Works

  • The Uniform Power of Attorney Act , Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal – ABA, Vol. 45 No. 2, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2005 – Present
  • American Inns of Court, 2005 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Oast & Hook P.C., Attorney, 2006 – 2010

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma