Intellectual Property Law
We specialize in the litigation of patent, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience in intellectual property litigation and have appeared in federal and state courts throughout the region. Our attorneys rank among some of the best in the country in intellectual law and thoroughly understand your exclusive rights to your ideas, inventions and creative works.
Environmental Litigation & Toxic Torts
The Gulf South has a long history of toxic tort class action and environmental claims related to the energy, chemical, and transportation industries, natural disasters, and catastrophic events. Rodney & Etter, LLC has experience in environmental and complex litigation, including cases involving lead, asbestos, and toxic torts.
Our firm has a long history of representing businesses, from small ventures to Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, contracts, and class action defense.
Wills & Estates
Our firm is committed to a will & estate law practice which encourages estate planning for businesses and individuals. The firm has instituted several projects to prevent land and movable property loss due to the failure to utilize any number of estate planning tools including wills, trusts, and donations.
Rodney & Etter, LLC has a long history of working with local, state, federal, and international governmental organizations. When working for governmental clients, our philosophy and approach are the same as for any other client, with an additional understanding of the possibility for public scrutiny of the issues and results and a sensitivity to the increased need for cost-effective representation.
Rodney & Etter, LLC is dedicated to strengthening nonprofits through sound business principles. Roy J. Rodney, Jr. is an expert in nonprofit restructuring, serves as Chair of the National Bar Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Nonprofits and as an active member of the ABA Business Law Section Subcommittee on Nonprofits and the Texas Association of Nonprofits, and has contributed to the ABA's Nonprofit Organizations Committee Newsletter.
While the firm maintains a varied practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, it has continued to take at least one case per year, which it believes is in the best interest of the public. For over 20 years, we have exhibited a commitment to pro bono litigation, civil rights, and issues of public health and justice. Mr. Rodney received the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Annual Pro Bono Award and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society’s Lawyer of the Year Award. Mr. Rodney is also the past Chairman of the Civil Trial Advocacy Section of the National Bar Association.
Our complex litigation practice involves every type of business dispute, including contract claims and business torts, unfair trade practices, bankruptcy, franchise disputes, and civil rights and constitutional issues. The attorneys practicing complex litigation have appeared in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies throughout the region. They have also appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States.
The firm represents owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and sub-contractors involved in construction litigation. Our litigation practice includes professional negligence, bid disputes, contract disputes, delayed payment and delayed damages claims, toxic torts and personal injury and property damage arising as a result of construction. Our lawyers include professional engineers and those who have actually worked in the construction profession. We are adept at litigating in courts, arbitration, and mediation.
Banking & Secure Transactions
The firm is long-time counsel to one of the fastest growing lending institutions in the region. Our work includes restructuring and workouts, real-estate transactions, condominium creation and finance, and varied negotiations.