Chehardy Sherman Williams 2022 By the Numbers stats graphic

Chehardy Sherman Williams – 2022 By the Numbers

Whether you’re a multimillion-dollar corporation, a local family-owned business, or an individual in need of legal guidance, when you hire a New Orleans attorney, you want to be sure you’re getting someone dependable who won’t rest until the job is done. 

The 44 knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams have been recognized locally and nationally for our direct and proactive methods of solving legal issues. 

Chehardy Sherman Williams Partners Continue to Shine

Since being founded in the Greater New Orleans area in 1989, Chehardy Sherman Williams has been proudly serving Southeastern Louisiana. Our years of service were recently recognized when we were named Best Law Firm in 2022.

Along with our law firm being awarded, our partners also had a year full of well-deserved praise. 

New Orleans Attorney Lawrence E. Chehardy

As one of the founding members of our New Orleans law firm, Lawrence E. Chehardy has spent his four-decade-long career serving the people of Louisiana — whether through his countless testimonies to legislative committees regarding property tax exemptions and tax laws or his 34 years as the Assessor of Jefferson Parish. 

Mr. Chehardy was recently recognized for his numerous contributions to our Louisiana community by New Orleans CityBusiness, who added him to their 2022 Power 50 List

“For over a generation, Lawrence Chehardy has been a pivotal figure in shaping Louisiana property tax laws,” said New Orleans CityBusiness. 

New Orleans Attorney David R. Sherman

Proud founding member of Chehardy Sherman Williams, David R. Sherman has been practicing law in Louisiana for over 40 years and counting. 

During this span, Mr. Sherman has placed great focus on giving back to his beloved Crescent City — and the city has continuously shown its gratitude. 

In 2022, Mr. Sherman was recognized for his commitment and service to New Orleans organizations by a few local publications. 

Mr. Sherman was on the cover of the November issue of Biz New Orleans. In his featured article, he used his 40 years of experience to share advice with local family-owned businesses on how to continue their legacy. 

Mr. Sherman was also recognized for his service to local athletic committees when he was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation in October of 2022. 

To round out the year, Mr. Sherman was named a New Orleans ICON by New Orleans CityBusiness

While the recognition is certainly appreciated, Mr. Sherman won’t stop serving the Big Easy and its surrounding communities anytime soon. 

New Orleans Attorney James M. Williams 

James. M Williams is recognized nationally for the trials he has litigated across 15 states, Puerto Rico, and Italy. 

Mr. Williams is respected across the globe for his success rate as a high-stakes trial lawyer, including being named High Stakes Litigator of the Year in 2022. With hundreds of millions of dollars rewarded to small businesses and individuals he has served, Mr. Williams doesn’t plan to stop his hot streak anytime soon. 

James Williams leads the special litigation division of Chehardy Sherman Williams, known as The Trial Team

Along with The Trial Team, Mr. Williams was able to score a verdict in favor of Huntsman Corporation against Praxair/Linde worth more than $125,000,000, as well as a defense verdict of $0.

For his expert litigation, Mr. Williams has been recognized by local and national publications, including being named to the Super Lawyers® list along with David Sherman, Steven Hayes, Patrick Reso, and P.J. Stakelum III, Biz New Orleans 500 along with David Sherman, Best Lawyers in America® list along with David Sherman, Fred Herman, Matthew Sherman, George Recile, Conrad Meyer, Stephen Marx, George Mueller, and Patrick Reso, and he was honored, along with David Sherman, as a Co-Chairman at the Best Law Firm Crimestoppers Annual Gala.  

Other Stars at Chehardy Sherman Williams 

Chehardy, Sherman, and Williams weren’t the only ones recognized for their dedication to clients in 2022. 

Heath law specialists Rory Bellina, Christopher Martin, and Conrad Meyer published over 30 episodes of their podcast Health Law Talk

Matthew Pertuit received the 2022 Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award in Louisiana from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) and was named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list along with Jacob Young

Another star at Chehardy Sherman Williams, Jacob Young, was on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2023 list along with Rory Bellina and Patrick Follette. He was also selected for Inside New Orleans Magazine 2022 Readers’ Favorite Elite Lawyers list, along with Conrad Meyer. 

Attorney Matthew Sherman was appointed to the City Park Improvement Association Board of Commissioners

Partner Jennifer Lee was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges

Our experienced and always knowledgeable Fred Herman was selected as a 2023 Elite Lawyer

To finish off our elite roster of talented New Orleans attorneys, Adam Stumpf was selected as a 2022 Leadership in Law Honoree

Contact the New Orleans Attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams 

For over 30 years, the attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams have been dedicated to serving Metro New Orleans. While the recognition is great, we don’t see this as a sign that we have reached success; we see it as a reason to do even more for our clients throughout Louisiana. Contact us today for legal representation from one of our award-winning New Orleans attorneys.