Leake & Andersson is an established litigation and general business practice law firm that represents a broad variety of corporate and insurance clients in bankruptcy, casualty, commercial, construction, employment, environmental, ERISA, employment, fidelity, fiduciary, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, products liability, professional liability, securities, transportation and workers' compensation litigation. The firm represents clients on regional and national basis in administrative, arbitration, regulatory, and litigation matters. These diverse areas of specialization, along with the combined experience and abilities of our attorneys, enable the firm to represent a broad range of individual, business, corporate, and insurance clients.


All of Leake & Andersson’s attorneys are litigators, both in training and in practice. As such, we are able to provide particular skills and expertise in handling civil matters of all degrees of complexity from beginning to resolution. Further, we pride ourselves with providing our clients aggressive, cost-effective representation as well as objective evaluation of our clients’ business needs which take into account the realities and risks of doing business in the litigious society in which we live.

The firm has attorneys licensed to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, California, New York, and the District of Columbia. The firm is also the sole Louisiana member of ALFA International, the exclusive global legal network with 145 member firms across the globe, membership to which is granted only by invitation.

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Contingent Payment Agreements – Construction Contracts

Contingent payment agreements are typically recognized in Louisiana jurisprudence as “pay-when-paid” or “pay-if-paid” provisions and are generally enforceable based on the fundamental notion of contractual freedom.[i]  Such agreements commonly appear within construction subcontracts. While some courts have used the phrases “pay-when-paid” and “pay-if-paid” clauses interchangeably, Louisiana courts construe “pay-when-paid” clauses differently than “pay-if-paid” provisions. In […] more

December 2018

Eddy Hayes participates in trade panel with former Congressman Boustany more

November 2018

Eddy Hayes moderates Keynote Panel during LA International Trade Week more

October 2018

L&A attorneys obtained a successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Products Liability case more

September 2018

Congratulations to the following L&A lawyers for their inclusion as “Best Lawyers in America” – 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers. more