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Carlos A. Benach

Associate

504.310.2224

PROFILE

Carlos works with various product manufacturers including major pharmaceutical, medical device, and industrial clients on individual and mass-tort actions. He works in all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, expert workup, and trial preparation. He works with national experts to interpret and explain key litigation issues, prepare reports, and develop deposition and trial testimony. Carlos’ railroad practice includes the defense of employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act as well as the defense of grade-crossing accidents, derailments, and trespasser claims. He also handles various premises liability lawsuits against property owners and merchants in slip-and-fall accidents.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Prepared several key fact and expert witnesses for a bellwether trial in a federal multi-district and a state-consolidated pharmaceutical products liability action, both of which resulted in defense verdicts for the client.

Honors

  • William L. Crowe Scholar
  • Loyola Law Review's "Best Comment" Award for 2014-2015
  • Loyola Law Review, Executive Board Member
  • Judge John R. Brown Moot Court Competition, 2014 Best Oral Advocate, 3rd Place Overall in Tournament

AFFILIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • New Orleans Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2015)
  • B.A., cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans (2009)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Community

  • Catholic Charities, Immigration services volunteer attorney
  • Riverdale High School. volunteer baseball coach
  • The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival, volunteer judge

Publications and Presentations