Joseph L. “Larry” Shea, Jr..vcf
Bondy v. Texas Eastern, a seminal case often cited for establishing the standard to be met in asserting a fear of cancer claim.
Lieber v. Rust, relating to the establishment of predial servitudes.
AmCom v. Patterson, one of the first modern era decisions of the Louisiana Supreme Court upholding enforcement of an employee non-compete agreement.
Winterrowd v. Travelers, the leading case at the time establishing the manufacturer’s duty to warn in products liability matters.
Successfully obtained a complete estate tax refund of all deductions claimed in Anderson v. IRS involving oil and gas property valuation.
Secured reversal by the Louisiana Supreme Court of the Court of Appeals in Hudson v. City of Bossier relating to the proper distribution of gaming revenues.
Obtained a reversal of the lower court by the Arkansas Supreme Court in Blanchard v. Sonat establishing industry favorable law in Arkansas relating to seismic exploration and trespass.
Motion for Reconsideration granted by district court and upheld by United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Alyce Gaines Johnson v. El Paso, confirming granting clause in standard Bath Form as broad and unambiguous.
Larry has been a frequent speaker at seminars on a variety of topics including Professionalism, Ethics, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Insurance Law, Trial Techniques, Business Litigation, and Troubled Financial Institutions.
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court for Southern District of Texas
The Louisiana Supreme Court
Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
Shreveport Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association – President June 2014–June 2015
Chair of the Ethics Advisory Service Subcommittee
Member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
Member of the Public Access & Consumer Protection Committee
Former Chair of the Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee
Former Member on the Ethics 2000 Committee
Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Centenary College, 1998 – 2010
Former Member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board – Served as Vice-Chair of the Board in 2001 and Chair in 2002
American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member
Senior Inn Master with the Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz Inn of Court
Executive Editor (1977-1978) Robert L. Tullis Moot Court Competition
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