June 25, 2017

Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law Firm’s James Williams Gives to Others

Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law

Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law

During his time serving as Head of Litigation at the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm; the American Trial Lawyers Association has recognized James Williams as one of the “top 100 trial lawyers in America”. In addition, the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm partner is one of only seven lawyers inducted into the New Orleans Business Magazine “Hall of Fame.” Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm’s James Williams explains that he entered law to “give people a voice that do not have a voice.” Not only has the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law partner done that vocationally, he has done that outside of his law practice.

In 2008, Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm’s James Williams donated $30,000 to NBA affiliate The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society in commemoration of its 50th Anniversary. The Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law partner is past president of the same Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. “This is a great organization whose work continues to help so many,” said James Williams from his law office at Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams.

In addition, the partner of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law funded the Louise Harper Award. “This award, named after a deceased and well loved professor at my alma mater Washington and Lee University, goes to a student who publishes an article in the area of social justice and civil rights,” explained James Williams of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law. “I prefer, ” added the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law partner, “to concentrate my areas outside of law on children and youth. In fact, the reason my name is in Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law firm is because years ago, somebody helped me.”

“I have loved my time coaching basketball, teaching Sunday school and serving on the board for the Good Shepherd School,” added Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams’ James Williams. In addition to funding an $80,000 scholarship for the Good Shepherd School that reaches to below-poverty level children, the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law partner funds a “Teach for America” teacher in New Orleans. “I love and believe in this next generation,” said Williams.

Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm’s James Williams continues to give people voices that have no voice. “And whether it be in a legal setting or in my neighborhood or city,” said the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law partner, “I will do all that I can to help those who want and need help and give a voice to the voiceless.”

For more information about the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams, visit them online at http://www.ghwlegal.com.

About Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law

The law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams has redefined the meaning of excellence in legal representation of clients. Nationally and internationally respected for many years, the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams is a continuation of the Gauthier firm that gained major prominence with a landmark decision for clients devastated by the 1980 fire at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. That wrongful death suit is only one milestone on a list that includes over $85 million in insurance recoveries for victims of Hurricane Katrina, $13 million for the families following a major airline crash, and the landmark $246 billion negotiated deal with tobacco companies concerning their hidden knowledge of the dangerous consequences of tobacco smoke.

On an international level, successful decisions won by the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm and its founder, the late nationally respected trial attorney Wendell Gauthier, include a $9.25 million breach of contract settlement in El Salvador and intervention on behalf of victims exposed to poisonous contamination in Bhopal, India. Since 2003, the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams has collected over $138 million for businesses and individual clients, representing negotiated contracts totaling over one quarter of a billion dollars.

The law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams was one of the first in America to establish the use of mock trials. With a retired judge presiding, a jury of peers selected from the area of trial and set within a simulated courtroom, the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm is able to try a case before it ever goes to court. Using modern day technology, legal experts are able to adjust their strategies depending upon the reaction of the mock jury in deliberation. As well, the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm shares jury deliberation videos with opposing counsel to facilitate settlement. Over the years, the strategy of mock jury deliberation video sharing has recovered over $4 billion for clients.

The Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm continues to redefine excellence by boasting some of the top legal talent in the nation. Wendell Gauthier, law firm founder, was ranked one of the “Nations Top 10 Litigation Lawyers” and named three times to the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by National Law Journal. His legal acumen and success was featured in two major book publications and was the motivation for the central character in John Grisham’s hit book and movie, “The Runaway Jury.”

In 2005, Managing Partner John Houghtaling was named to the leadership position of the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling, and Williams. Mr. Houghtaling was named to the 2010 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers, an honor that is achieved by peer recognition and professional achievement in twelve indicating areas. Only ten years prior, Mr. Houghtaling had embarked on his career with the Gauthier law firm by moving boxes in the file room. Now, at the age of 39, Mr. Houghtaling has negotiated for his individual clients of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm an astonishing $100 million dollars.

The law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams has been widely recognized for its legal excellence in the areas of product liability, wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, class actions and labor and employment disputes. The law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams also dominates in the areas of business, civil, commercial, complex, gaming, and hurricane litigation.

Legal representation is not the only area in which the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm redefines excellence. Whether it is participation in the Louis A. Martinet Society promoting social justice for the community and legal profession, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or charity work following Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, the Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm believes in serving the community with excellence. Working in and supporting the New Orleans community is extremely important to John Houghtaling and the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling, and Williams.

For more information about the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling, and Williams, visit them online at http://www.ghwlegal.com or call (504) 456-8600.

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