Louisiana plaintiff attorneys to make millions from local government Deepwater Horizon settlement


NEW ORLEANS – Of the $371 million in Deepwater Horizon settlements awarded to local governments last month, Louisiana law firms stand to rake in a hefty percentage of that in legal fees.

The influx of cash to local governments, part of a $687.4 million settlement oil giant BP made to state and local governments across the Gulf Coast due to the oil spill, means big paydays for a handful of politically connected Louisiana law firms.

One of the largest beneficiaries of the settlement is Houma-based Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Lovell & Watkins, whose lead partner, Stanwood Duval III, son of a federal […]