Since he began his practice in 1981, Bill has developed considerable experience in several essential areas of commercial, mineral, environmental and mass tort litigation. His practice in both federal and state courts has involved the quality management of complicated litigation to positive conclusions. For example, over a period of several years, Bill played a leading role in securing a no liability jury verdict defending a local industry against the claims of more than 1700 plaintiffs, who were asking the jury to award more than a billion dollars in actual and punitive damages. That major verdict was listed by the National Law Journal in its May 22, 2000 publication, among the top 15 “major civil-suit verdicts that beat the odds.” In addition to his regular practice, Bill has been serving as the Firm’s Managing Partner since 2002. Bill enjoys being involved in civic projects in Southwest Louisiana. For example, in 2012 he is serving as the Chairman of the Chamber SWLA and the Alliance Foundation SWLA, like two of his partners did before him. Bill was born in Lake Charles on December 28, 1957. He attended LSU as an Alumni Top 100 Scholarship recipient, where he received an undergraduate degree in History in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate in 1981.
Bill has spent his entire career at the Stockwell Sievert Law Firm. Founded in 1934, Stockwell Sievert is the largest law firm in Lake Charles, recognized for its high professional standards and ethics in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm provides legal services to individuals and to businesses of every size, in most areas of litigation and in all kids of personal and business transactions, including those in industry, healthcare, insurance, construction, real estate, estate planning and probate. If you are interested in further details, please visit the firm’s website: www.ssvcs.com.