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



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.

Hard hat of missing Seacor Power crew member found along Texas coast: report

May 14, 2021

BY CATHERINE ZEILMAN | STAFF WRITER   PUBLISHED MAY 14, 2021 AT 12:47 PM | UPDATED MAY 14, 2021 AT 1:48 PM Source: Hard hat of missing Seacor Power crew m...

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Family of Houma crewman presumed dead sues for $35 million in Seacor Power capsizing

May 3, 2021

By:Keith Magill, The Courier Source:Family of Houma crewman presumed dead sues for $35 million in Seacor Power capsizing ( The family of a Houma cr...

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Seacor Power captain’s widow says doomed crew was told to sail into storm, contradicts boat’s owner

April 29, 2021

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | STAFF WRITER   APR 29, 2021 - 1:38 PM Source: Seacor Power captain's widow says doomed crew was told to sail into storm, contrad...

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Wife of missing Acadiana man who was aboard Seacor Power sues company for more than $25M: report

April 23, 2021


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How might the Seacor Power tragedy play out in court? Look to Deepwater Horizon’s legal battle

April 22, 2021

BY ANTHONY MCAULEY | STAFF WRITER   PUBLISHED APR 21, 2021 AT 2:15 PM | UPDATED APR 21, 2021 AT 3:07 PM A Seacor Power lift boat is capsized in the Gulf o...

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6th SEACOR crewmember found dead as search of capsized boat continues; 7 still missing

April 21, 2021


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