Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Our Areas of Practice

Mesothelioma
&  Asbestos
Legal
Malpractice
Oil, Gas &
Environmental
Criminal
Law
Class Action
Lawsuits
Product
Liability
Maritime
Law

Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a life-threatening form of cancer that can be debilitating to those it affects. This type of lung cancer is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, which often happens in the workplace. For over 40 years, the attorneys of MB&C have represented workers throughout Louisiana who have been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from lung cancer; recovering over 30 million dollars for our clients and their families.

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Legal Malpractice

Over the past three decades, the team at Martzell, Bickford & Centola has been representing both individuals, as well as attorneys and judges in legal malpractice claims. We represent individuals who have been represented by an attorney who has acted negligently, as well as defending attorneys and judges facing claims involving ethical breaches of the rules of professional conduct and the code of judicial conduct. We have a proven track record handling legal malpractice disputes and will work diligently on your behalf.

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Oil, Gas & Environmental

For over twenty five years, Martzell, Bickford & Centola has successfully represented both governmental entities and individual landowners with mineral interests in their claims against various energy companies for environmental damages caused to their lands. The firm has also represented thousands of holders of royalty and overriding royalty interests for underpayment and/or miscalculation of royalties due to them by various drilling and production companies.

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Criminal Law

For over 30 years, Martzell, Bickford & Centola has defended clients charged with criminal conduct ranging from traffic violations and drug charges to white collar conspiracies, in municipal, state, and federal courts. Our defense team approaches each case with the seriousness and sensitivity that our clients deserve and with the hard-nosed zealous representation that both our clients and prosecutors respect.

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Class Action Lawsuits

Class actions are complex lawsuits that some attorneys choose not to handle. With multiple plaintiffs, it takes a significant amount of preparation, diligence and persistence in order to effectively represent clients in a class action. At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we handle a broad range of class-action lawsuits and have a team of attorneys who have the knowledge and trial experience necessary to take on even the most complex of cases.

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Product Liability

Manufactures who put products on the market for consumers to use should make certain that the products function properly and do not have the possibility of causing harm. Unfortunately, in many instances defective products cause serious injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured from a defective household or consumer product, you can turn to the team at Martzell, Bickford & Centola for guidance and strong legal representation.

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Maritime Law

Many injuries on vessels and boats cause catastrophic injuries that change a victim’s life forever. At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we have been representing victims of serious injuries in maritime/seamen cases for more than 30 years. We have represented employees who have suffered from all types of injuries, ranging from toxic exposure such as asbestos to brain and spinal cord injuries. We are widely recognized for our legal abilities and are ready to help you.

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At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we are not just lawyers. We pride ourselves in being three things: A friend, an advocate, and a fighter.

Scott Bickford, Co-founder & Principal
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Scott R. Bickford Principal
Lawrence J. Centola Principal
Spencer R. Doody
Roshawn H. Donahue
Jason Z. Landry
Neil F. Nazareth
Christopher H. Carbine
Scott R. Bickford Principal
Lawrence J. Centola Principal
Spencer R. Doody
Roshawn H. Donahue
Jason Z. Landry
Neil F. Nazareth
Christopher H. Carbine

Solar Tax Credit Lawsuit

September 13, 2016

      Martzell, Bickford & Centola, along with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson and the Gould Law Firm, filed a class action lawsuit ...

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BP Settlement Contains Too Little Money

October 24, 2015

A recent article on NOLA.com states that parish officials say that the BP settlement doesn’t contain enough money for...

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Plaquemines Parish to Meet About Proposed Settlement With BP

October 22, 2015

Miles of interior marshlands owned by Plaquemines Parish have been severely contaminated due to the BP Spill. Not only that, thousands of acres have a...

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Martzell, Bickford & Centola Investigating Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Cases

September 28, 2015

On Tuesday, September 22, Volkswagen admitted it had rigged software on 11 million of its diesel cars around the world so that they would pass emis...

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BP Must Pay Local Settlements By August 26

July 28, 2015

Martzell, Bickford & Centola client, Plaquemines Parish, to ask the court to set its matter for trial....

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Martzell, Bickford & Centola Client Turns Down Proposed BP Offer

July 15, 2015

Public agencies in the New Orleans area have now agreed to accept a total of more than $240 million in BP settlements stemming from the Deepwater Hori...

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