Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Our Areas of Practice

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

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 &<br>Environmental

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<br>Lawsuits

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

Manufacturers 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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The opioid crisis, which is the center of ongoing concern and debate, is one of the most catastrophic health epidemics in the history of the United States. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction as a result of a prescription, then the attorneys at Martzell, Bickford & Centola may be able to help you file an opioid lawsuit.

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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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About Our New Orleans Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our firm was established more than 40 years ago and is considered a go-to resource for cases criminal defense, involving asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, criminal litigation and more. We pledge to deliver high-quality, personalized legal representation at all times.

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Our Team

Scott R. Bickford
Lawrence J. Centola
Spencer R. Doody
Jason Z. Landry
Neil F. Nazareth
Christopher H. Carbine



Mesothelioma verdicts of $2.5 million for an employee of Union Carbide.


$48 million settlement for the victims of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole.


$2 million class settlement for citizen of St. Rose who were victims of the sulfur gas release.


Settlement for a family whose mother died from fentanyl overdose.

3 Common Defense Strategies to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

December 21, 2018

Louisiana’s drug possession penalties vary depending on how a drug is classified under federal law, the amount of the drug found and prior offenses. Howe...

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Mother gives dramatic account of baby born with addiction to opioids

December 17, 2018

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Louisiana Split-Jury Rule Abolished in November Election

December 7, 2018

Last month, Louisiana voters amended Article 1, Section 17 of the Louisiana Constitution when they voted to abolish the split-jury rule. Prior to the elect...

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Drugmakers Oppose Separate Opioid Case for Addicted Children

December 3, 2018

source : Bloomberg News Companies making and distributing opioid painkillers opposed a proposal to separate lawsuits filed on behalf of addicted babies fro...

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How a DUI Could Affect Your College Career

November 9, 2018

Unfortunately, a DUI charge in Louisiana could affect a student’s college career in more ways than one. In addition to sentencing requirements, you could...

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If the Split-Jury Rule is Amended in November, What Would It Mean for Defendants?

October 19, 2018

Louisiana is one of two states, the former being Oregon, that still has a split-jury rule in their constitution. However, that could change next month, bec...

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