Koch & Schmidt Attorneys At Law
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Winning Is In Our DNA

Powerful representation for business issues, maritime law, business litigation, personal injury, corporate governance, and more.
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POWERFUL REPRESENTATION. PERSONAL ATTENTION.

At Koch & Schmidt LLC, our attorneys combine the sophistication of a large law firm with the personal service of a boutique practice. Rooted in New Orleans, we have a profound understanding of the challenges facing individuals and businesses in Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Region.

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OUR PRACTICE FOCUS

Commercial litigation

Commercial
Litigation

admiralty & maritime

Admiralty &
Maritime

Commercial & residential real estate

Commercial
& Residential
Real Estate

legal malpractice

Legal
Malpractice

personal injury

Personal
Injury

corporate counseling & organization

Corporate
Counseling
& Organization

construction litigation

Construction
Litigation

Wills, trusts & estates

Wills, Trusts
& Estates

MEET THE TEAM

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

FOREVER GRATEFUL
I would recommend this firm to anyone! Mr. Evans Schmidt handled my case with such determination and grace. His unique communication style enabled him to maintain his gentlemanly demeanor while fighting with everything he had in the courtroom. I will forever be grateful to him for altering my outcome for the better! – Sharlene
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Josh is an accomplished attorney who is competent, knowledgeable, honest and compassionate with his client’s best interest at heart. He responds in a very timely manner to telephone calls and keeps you well informed on the status of your case. And, for those reasons I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. – REGGIE
A GODSEND
A Godsend to me and my family. They are very professional and what I appreciate most is the time and dedication he has in the case he is representing for me and my family. He and his staff have kept us “in the loop” and reviews every action taken with us. I feel comfortable and safe that our best interest is his/their goal. I could not ask for more – JILL

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

We are highly regarded by the legal community for our unwavering commitment to excellence, evidenced by our admission to the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and selection for inclusion by our peers as a Super Lawyer in the area of maritime law.
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AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rated for highest level of professional excellence
NITA National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Chamber

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

We pursue and defend civil litigation on behalf of clients seeking monetary damages or specific performance arising from injury, deceptive trade practices, employment-related issues or insurance coverage matters. We have the skills and resources to successfully try cases in state and federal court.

$12.7M

MARITIME ACCIDENT
Mid-River Collision
Jury Verdict

$1.2M

PERSONAL INJURY
Explosion/Fire Injury
Settlement

$7M

MARITIME ACCIDENT
Tug Capsizing
Jury Verdict