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Selected as a 2024 Louisiana Super Lawyer
Former Vice President, Louisiana A. Martinet Legal Society
Former Board Member, Board of Directors, Louis Westerfield Legal Society, Loyola University
Four-time recipient of the National Bar Association's Presidential Award
Recipient of the UNCF Award for Recognition for Excellence and Achievement in the Legal Profession
Recipient of CitiBusiness, Leaders in the Law Award
Recipient of the National Bar Association's Compass Award
Recipient of the A.P. Tureaud Award for "Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession"
Recipient of Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award
Recipient of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.'s Louis A. Martinet Award
Accolades & Memberships
Recipient of Louisiana MSDC Gateway Professional, Supplier of the Year
Member and Vice President, National Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Former Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Former Member, The Visiting Committee, Loyola University School of Law
Former Member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District
Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Former Chairman of the National Bar Association, Civil Trial Advocacy Section
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Committee
Author, The Duty to Sit. Judicial Recusal in Louisiana, Louisiana Bar Journal 2014
Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Clients
Rodney & Etter, LLC is a law firm comprised of a diverse group of lawyers with backgrounds in business, government, and science.
We practice in New Orleans and in Houston, and are recognized by peers and legal organizations across the United States for our outstanding record of successful settlements and litigation, the depth of our industry specific knowledge and our delivery of prompt, efficient and positive results. Our creative and energetic lawyers are adept in all matters pertaining to jury trials in urban courts across the United States. We maintain a practice focused primarily on business law, catastrophic injury, including class action litigation and the defense of commercial, patent and environmental litigation.
Areas of Practice
Meet the Leadership
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.
Roy brings over 30 years of experience, a calm demeanor, and a wealth of knowledge as a litigator and a civic leader. He has received recognition as a Leader in the Law by the New Orleans Citibusiness Journal and was named a "Super Lawyer" in 2023. In Houston, he was nominated by Shell Company for the Minority Supplier Diversity Council's special recognition.
"I get a lot of calls from lawyers in Louisiana involved in cases in Texas and vice versa. So I decided to join a mediation group to help resolve cases on both sides of the Sabine.
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 firm has a long history of representing businesses, from small ventures to Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of matters, including contracts and class action defense.
Rodney & Etter, LLC prides itself on its ability to understand the history and cultural nuances of a community, and is often called upon to apply its unique perspective to complex cases requiring creative solutions. The members of the firm have an empathetic understanding of the history and cultures of urban communities, and have applied that understanding to the successful defense and resolution of several major environmental and contract litigation cases.
The commitment of our firm to the community goes beyond our legal work. Members of the firm have taken leadership positions on the creation of public projects, as diverse as the construction of the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas, the renovation of its Downtown Development District, and providing pro bono services to artists and musicians, many of whom lived in public housing.
Rodney & Etter, LLC is a SRMSDC-certified Minority Business Enterprise capable of helping your organization achieve its supplier development and diversity goals.
Recognizing Ben Wilson on His Retirement