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Derriel C. McCorvey, is an accomplished trial attorney and the founding owner of the Law Office of Derriel C. McCorvey, LLC.  As a member of the Louisiana Bar, Mr. McCorvey has a vast scope of experiences in the legal profession. Mr. McCorvey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Louisiana State University (L.S.U.) and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Southern University Law Center in 1998.

     Mr. McCorvey is admitted in: Louisiana & Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. U.S. Federal Court of Appeal, 5TH Circuit. Mr. McCorvey is an accomplished trial attorney with over 11 years of experience as a trial lawyer. As a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bar, Mr. McCorvey has a vast scope of experiences in the legal profession.

     Mr. McCorvey has handled virtually every type of case in the area of civil litigation.  The success of his practice is founded on the premise that the client should always be the number one priority. He has a reputation for being tenacious, smart, straightforward and honest. Mr. McCorvey is a seasoned trial attorney that has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas.  Mr. McCorvey has also worked many mass tort class actions and has been appointed to several Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in national mass tort litigations. He believes in and understands diversity and knows how important a diverse firm like his which adds value to his clients’ goals and objectives.

      Mr. McCorvey’s primary focus has been civil trial litigation.  His firm’s goal is always to ensure that its clients who have suffered losses as a result of other people's negligence or wrongful conduct are adequately compensated.  Derriel C. McCorvey’s primary office is in Lafayette, Louisiana.

       Mr. McCorvey served as proud member of the L.S.U. Fighting Tigers Football team from 1988-1993. As a member of the Fighting Tigers, Mr. McCorvey received All S.E.C. honors in 1991, All academic S.E.C. honors from 1991-1993. His L.S.U. academic honors also included being an L.S.U. Athletic Directors Cup recipient from 1990 -1993 and the recipient of the Andrew Gumby Award in 1993, given to the Latin student with the highest grade point average.

      With a passion for civic engagement, for several years Mr. McCorvey hosted a weekly radio program, “Ask a Lawyer” on the KJBC radio station and answered critical legal questions for residents throughout the Southwest Louisiana area. Additionally, he is also a board member on the board of directors for the L.S.U. National “L” Club, the alumni organization for all former L.S.U. athletic lettermen.

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 “Of Counsel” - W. James Singleton, was born in the small town of Frierson,  Louisiana. He attended college at Southern University in Baton Rouge  and law school at Southern University School of Law. After he finished  law school he immediately established his own solo practice and was  elected to the Caddo Parish Police Trial Jury in 1976. He founded the Singleton Law Firm based in Shreveport,  Louisiana with auxiliary offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas in 1994.

Singleton has also been a member of the Louisiana State  Legislature, from 1983 to 1996, and a former Assistant State Attorney  General. He has also been affiliated with the following institutions at  some point in his professional career: Louisiana Law Institute (former  member), Board of Governors-Lawyers (former member), Ethics Committee  Chairman, Shreveport Bar Association, Committee on Judiciary Louisiana State Legislature (former chairman), Committee on Civil Law Louisiana  State Legislature (former chairman), and the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers.

Singleton currently practices in the areas of toxic  substances, accidents, train and railroad accidents, medical  malpractice, nursing home, wills, successions, and probates, refinery  and oil field accidents, patents, brain spinal cord injuries, wrongful  death claims, and product liability cases. The Singleton Law Firm works closely with the Law Office of Derriel C. McCorvey, LLC and is frequently co-counsel in many mass tort MDL cases.

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      The Law Office of Derriel C. McCorvey, LLC  is deeply committed to helping its individual and corporate clients with their various legal needs. From mass tort injuries to automobile accidents, to maritime offshore injuries, to wrongful death, and other legal causes of action, we have the expertise to provide the highest caliber legal representation.

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