Jeff Waltz

Jeff Waltz

Partner

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Recognitions:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Top Lawyer in Oil & Gas Law by New Orleans Magazine
  • Named Top Lawyer in Natural Resource Law by New Orleans Magazine
  • Named Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by New Orleans Magazine
  • A.M. Best Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys

Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • New Orleans Claims Association
  • Baton Rouge Claims Association
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), South Louisiana Chapter
  • Hon. Order of the Blue Goose, International- Claims Adjusters Organization
  • Kingsley House, Executive Committee Member
  • Judiciary Committee, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

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Mr. Waltz is a founding partner of The Waltz Law Group. For more than a decade, Mr. Waltz has focused his practice on civil litigation, commercial litigation, workers’ compensation defense, insurance coverage analysis and insurance defense. He has significant experience in admiralty and maritime law, automobile liability litigation, first party and third party property damage claims, construction defect claims, and bad faith claims.

Mr. Waltz has handled numerous cases involving personal injury and death, marine casualties, workers’ compensation claims, property damage, fraud/bad faith litigation and fire litigation. He has also defended insurers in hundreds of cases involving commercial property and homeowners’ claims arising out of major hurricanes.

Mr. Waltz formerly worked for a large national law firm, providing full service representation to insurance and corporate clients in the United States and Europe. While there, he recognized that the needs of his clients could be better served through a more personal and collaborative relationship. Accordingly, he founded The Waltz Law Group on these ideals so as to provide more efficient and cost-effective representation to clients.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Waltz serves on the Executive Committee of Kingsley House, a local non-profit, which provides a host of nationally accredited and state certified programs from early childhood education to adult daycare services and beyond. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee for the Grand Council of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity, and he is involved in several local Carnival organizations.

Education:
Louisiana State University, B.A. 1999
Honors:
Magna Cum Laude
College of Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Award

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D. 2003
Honors:
Loyola Law Review, Member
Joseph M. Rault Award for Excellence in Admiralty and Maritime Law
Thomas More American Inn of Court, Member
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Bar Admissions:
Louisiana 

Admitted Courts:
All Louisiana State and Federal Courts

Publications:
Author, “Richard v. Mike Hooks, Inc.: Perils of the Sea- The Supreme Court of Louisiana Ends the Perilous Uncertainty of Jones Act Interpretation in State Court”, 48 Loy. L. Rev. 211 (Spring 2002).

Presentations:
“Catch Me If You Can- Using Video Surveillance and Social Media to Combat Insurance Fraud” presented at the Louisiana Claims Association Annual Conference