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  • Kurt A. Offner

     

    BACKGROUND
     
    Kurt is a founding member of Offner, Scott & Inzina, APLC.    Kurt is a leading authority and one of few attorneys throughout the country who practices Pawn Broker Law.  And, recently, he and Dr. Wayne M. Babovich authored Louisiana Law of Pawn (Fourth Edition) and Federal Laws Affecting Pawnbrokers.  Additionally, Kurt is currently involved in the BP litigation claims and represents the University of Louisiana System, The Southern University System and other private companies and local government claims.
     
    Kurt also practices in other areas including mass torts, business litigation, personal injury, and workers' compensation.  He previously was a trial attorney for The Hanover Insurance Group and one of the leading insurance defense firms in New Orleans, Johnson, Johnson, Barrios and Yacoubian.  Kurt began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
     
    On a personal note, Kurt is a New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit High School.  He is married with two young boys, Christian and Evan.  Kurt is a Cub Scout Den leader and currently involved in the St. Catherine of Siena Men’s Club.
     
    EDUCATION
     
    Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law School - 2002
     
    Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts - 1999
     
    Jesuit High School - 1995
     
    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
     
    Louisiana State Bar Association
     
    American Association for Justice
     
    Louisiana State Courts (District and Appellate) –all district and 5th Circuit
     
    Eastern District of Louisiana (Federal Court)
     
    Western District of Louisiana (Federal Court)  
     
    U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Court)
     
    Jefferson Parish Bar Association
     
    Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce
     
    Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (2005-2010)
     
    Louisiana District Attorney’s Association (2002-2003)
     
    Defense Research Institute (2010)
     
    PUBLICATIONS
     
    Louisiana Law of Pawn (Fourth Edition), Kurt A. Offner and Dr. Wayne M. Babovich
     
    Federal Laws Affecting Pawnbrokers, Kurt A. Offner and Dr. Wayne M. Babovich