Charles B. Colvin

Charles B. Colvin

New Orleans, Louisiana

CHARLES B. "CHUCK" COLVIN is an associate in the firm's New Orleans office. Mr. Colvin has extensive general litigation experience and has tried numerous civil matters, in multiple jurisdictions, at both trial and appellate levels. Mr. Colvin focuses his practice primarily on personal injury litigation, plaintiff and defense, in various fields including maritime and offshore, casualty insurance, medical malpractice, toxic and environmental torts, premises liability, and aviation accidents. Mr. Colvin's expertise also includes business litigation, life insurance litigation, medical contract disputes, and commercial disputes. Mr. Colvin has extensive experience in multiple party injury and death matters, class actions and mass torts, including helicopter crashes, rig capsizings, nursing home abuse, refinery explosions, and vessel sinkings. Mr. Colvin has served as an expert consultant or witness on interdiction and tutorship procedures and attorney fee disputes. Mr. Colvin has developed extensive experience in procedurally complicated cases involving jurisdiction, venue, removal, class actions and multi-district litigation.

Charles Colvin is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana, the Texas Supreme Court and all courts of Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Texas, 1991
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1975

Published Works

  • "Are There Really Too Many Lawyers", La. Bar Journal, Vol 41, 1993
  • "Yes There Really Too Many Lawyers", La. Bar Journal, Vol 42, 1994


  • "Attorney Fee Disputes", Tulane University, 1991
  • "Attorney Fee Disputes", Tulane University, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association


  • Phi Alpha Delta