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A Special Master is court appointed for the purpose of carrying out some sort of action on its behalf, including investigative duties, mediation and arbitration.
If you are seeking skilled Special Master legal services in South Louisiana, you should speak with the Destrehan and Gretna lawyers of the Ates Law Firm.
We are a boutique mediation and arbitration law firm led by experienced New Orleans Special Master attorney Robert Ates. Our co-founder is the lawyer who clients across the region trust to resolve disputes in practical, creative, lasting ways.
During his 40 years of experience, Robert Ates has become widely known as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in Louisiana. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for his injured clients. Mr. Ates has been recognized by Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which is limited to lawyers who have achieved an AV* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Since 1975, Mr. Ates has maintained a very active practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Greater New Orleans, including class actions, multidistrict litigation and mass torts involvement. In 1997, he was invited to serve first as mediator and then Special Master in a significant River Parishes chemical release class action. That in turn led to other appointments by state and federal judges, which continues today.
Special Master Legal Services From Robert Ates of the Ates Law Firm
A Special Master's functions can be as diverse as actions taken by courts. For example, a Special Master can be appointed to facilitate a child custody case, but the term Special Master itself was also employed to describe the legal expert appointed by Congress to administer compensation for the New York City's 9/11 victims. Other cases can involve boundary disputes between states, tasking a Special Master with the job of resolving questions of historical claims or geography.
Robert Ates has the experience, versatility and track record of success that uniquely qualifies him to serve as your Special Master. To speak with Mr. Ates in an initial consultation, contact the Ates Law Firm toll-free at 888-874-9159 or send an e-mail.
* AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The "A" signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the "V" denotes very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. The ratings of Mr. Ates are the highest in both categories. Moreover, regarding those who have earned an "AV Preeminent" rating – less than five percent qualify.