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W. Ransom Pipes

Randy Pipes is a founding member of our firm. He was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on January 25, 1962. He received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1983. After earning his undergraduate degree, Randy returned to Louisiana State University and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1986. Randy was a member of the National Honor Society and the Pi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Randy was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1986, and, in 1987, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana in 1987. Following law school, Randy served as a law clerk for the Honorable Felix H. Savoie at the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. After practicing insurance defense and subrogation with Hank Hannah and Michael Colvin at Ward & Clesi, Randy, Michael and Hank decided to further develop their skills and create their own firm.

Randy practices in the area of general civil litigation, including insurance and products liability defense; however, over ninety-percent of his practice is dedicated to automobile, property, fire, and worker’s compensation subrogation for both small and large insurance companies. Randy has extensive experience litigating at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal courts throughout the country and has handled products liability litigation in 46 states, Canada, and Mexico. He is both a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) as well as a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI); the only attorney in Louisiana to hold such certifications. Randy is a member of the American, Louisiana and Baton Rouge Bar Associations; the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; the National Association of Fire Investigators; the National Fire Protection Association; the National Association of Subrogation Professionals; and the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals.

Randy’s dedication and determination drives him to succeed. His attention to detail and creative litigation strategies are unparalleled and allow him to obtain results that otherwise seem impossible. While Randy formulates and aggressively pursues each avenue of recovery, his priority always remains the clients’ needs and objectives.