Brian C. Colomb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
 | 1819 West Pinhook Road, Suite 250
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-999-9999
Fax: 337-704-2805
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigator, Brian C. Colomb is an attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. From the firm's office in Lafayette, Louisiana, he provides representation to clients throughout the area who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, defective products, and maritime matters arising under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Some of the favorable results that Mr. Colomb has been able to obtain on behalf of his clients have included a $9 million recovery for a fisherman who was paralyzed when he struck a low-hanging cable and a $4.3 million settlement for a person who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver.

A native of Lafayette, Mr. Colomb attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. Remaining in Baton Rouge, he pursued his legal education at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. Since becoming an attorney, he has focused his practice exclusively on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mr. Colomb is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Colomb has earned the esteem of his fellow attorneys for his track record and superb ethics. Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, he has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A former member of the board of governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice, he is also a member of that organization's Maritime Section.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2020 Rising Stars: 2012

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About Brian Colomb

Admitted: 1998, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.getgordon.com/team_member/brian-c-colomb/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Worldwide Registry
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana, Louisiana Life Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Million Dollar Advocates, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Maritime Law Section Committee Chair
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2001
  • Louisiana, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Damages after Haleigh McBride, et al v. Estis Well Service (en banc), 13th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law, Maritime, 2015
  • Author, McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC: The Seaman's Case for Punitive Damages Under His Unseaworthiness Claim and How the U.S. Fifth Circuit Got it Wrong, Again, Loyola Maritime Law Journal, Maritime
  • Author, Haleigh McBride, et al v. Estis Well Service and Related Punitive Damages Issues, 12th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law, Maritime
  • High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference
  • The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses, LSU Law Center Apprenticeship Week
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada
  • In Rem: In Vogue, Again?, High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference
  • Maximizing Seamen’s Death Damages, Louisiana Advocates
  • Warren v. Teleflex amicus brief, Louisiana Association for Justice & American Association for Justice

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $900,000 for a diver who sustained a back injury working in the Gulf of Mexico., 2016
  • $1,500,000 for a female who sustained foot and neck injuries in an 18-wheeler collision., 2016
  • $4,300,000 for my client who was injured in an auto accident and suffered mild, traumatic brain injury., 2013
  • $1,700,000 federal court verdict for the family of a prison killed on a drilling rig while in work release.
  • Brian C. Colomb recovers $9,000,000 for a 73 year-old fisherman who was paralyzed when he struck a low hanging cable.
  • $3,000,000 award for an Arkansas tow boat worker who sustained a back injury in Pennsylvania.

Representative Clients:

  • $1,900,000 judgment upheld against Estis Well Services LLC over a deadly barge-mounted drilling rig accident in Louisiana in 2011.

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.A., 1995

Industry Groups

  • Maritime
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Office Location for Brian C. Colomb

1819 West Pinhook Road
Suite 250
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: 337-999-9999

Fax: 337-704-2805

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Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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