In 1979 Edward Lobman and Burt Carnahan founded the law firm of Lobman, Carnahan, Batt, Angelle & Nader. Located in the central business district of New Orleans, the firm originally specializing in insurance defense has expanded and grown along with the needs of its clients. Since its inception, Lobman, Carnahan, Batt, Angelle & Nader has maintained a law practice in the areas of insurance defense and general casualty litigation, representing property and casualty insurers throughout Louisiana, Texas and the Southeastern United States.

Over the years, the firm has expanded into other areas both related to and separate from the insurance industry. The firm employs attorneys who also handle cases involving admiralty and maritime issues, extra contractual and "bad faith" claims, insurance coverage, fraud and RICO litigation, class actions, toxic tort and environmental litigation, premises liability, products liability, workers' compensation, as well as commercial matters, bankruptcy law and estate planning.

Though our firm is not compartmentalized, listed below are our primary areas of practice.

  • Insurance Defense / General Casualty
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Transportation Law
  • Extra Contractual / Bad Faith
  • Fraud / RICO
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Toxic Torts / Environmental Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Ocean Marine and Motor Truck Cargo
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Construction Defects and Products Liability