• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Louisiana State University Law Center
      J.D./B.C.L., 2006; Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review
    • Bowdoin College
      B.A., with honors, in History, 1999
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Law Clerk to the Hon. Patricia H. Minaldi, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Upcoming Events+

Jeffrey A. Clayman

Jeff Clayman focuses his practice on litigation, primarily products liability, tort litigation, toxic tort litigation and insurance coverage. Mr. Clayman's experience includes the representation of insurers and their insureds in all phases of litigation in matters involving catastrophic personal injury and property loss.

Prior to entering practice, Mr. Clayman served as a law clerk to the Hon. Patricia H. Minaldi, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of building contractor who allegedly caused a gas explosion resulting in injuries to a fire fighter.
  • Successfully defended suit claiming civil rights violations by the operator of a public housing complex.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a South African steel manufacturer in an action arising from the alleged negligent packing of a cargo container.
  • Obtained a favorable verdict for an interstate trucking company following a federal jury trial.
  • Successfully defended a sugar mill in a claim for damages resulting from asbestos exposure.
  • Obtained dismissal of stables in an action for personal injuries sustained during a trail ride.
  • Successfully defended an equipment breakdown insurer in a coverage dispute arising from hurricane damage to a commercial A/C unit.

Insights

Publications
  • Author, "Is ‘Open and Obvious’ Still a Viable Defense in Louisiana Premises Liability Cases?” National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Newsletter, (December 2014)
  • Author, "The Limitation of Liability Act & The Saving to Suitors Clause: A New Tack, but the Same Course," The Transportation Lawyer, v. 10 n. 1, at 42 (July 2008)
Speaking Engagements
  • Trucking and Transportation Regulations, Liability and Litigation (December 2016)
  • Presenter, "Sources of Assisted Living Liability: A Bit of A Gray Area," presentation to insurance adjusters and attorneys, (2014)
  • Presenter, "After Me, the Flood: Liability and Damages for Water Run-off," presentation to insurance adjusters and attorneys, (2013)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Assistant Bar Examiner, appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • The Florida Bar
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Bard Early College in New Orleans (Advisory Board Member)
  • Lowernine.org, (Board Chair)

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars