Chaffe McCall Adds Group of Preeminent Insurance Attorneys

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

Chaffe McCall strengthens its National Insurance Practice with the Addition of Recognized Attorneys Adelaida J. Ferchmin and Thomas H. Prince.

(New Orleans, LA) – Chaffe McCall L.L.P.  welcomes experienced attorneys Adelaida “Adi” J. Ferchmin and Thomas H. Prince to the firm’s Insurance Practice group.  Adi joins the New Orleans office as a Partner and Thomas joins the firm as an Associate attorney.

Adi will continue to represent domestic and international clients in insurance coverage and defense matters, including direct-action, bad faith, cargo, personal-injury, pollution, subrogation, and collision claims, in addition to her general litigation practice.  Thomas brings a strong insurance coverage background involving first-party property, bad faith, product-liability, premises liability, toxic tort, and personal-injury matters.

Adi and Thomas join Chaffe McCall during an exciting period of growth for the firm.  Recently, the firm welcomed high-profile attorney Leah Nunn Engelhardt as a Partner and Practice Area Coordinator for the firm’s Insurance Practice group.  Leah will be assisting clients in complex insurance matters involving insurance litigation, risk assessment and analysis, coverage, risk transfer, and regulatory issues.

“Adi and Thomas are welcome additions to our firm,” said Firm Managing Partner, E. Howell Crosby.  “Their experience complements our existing team of insurance attorneys and allows us to further provide services from a deep bench of attorneys with sophisticated corporate capabilities regionally and nationally.”


About Leah N. Engelhardt

Leah offers a rich background in litigation, insurance counseling, and volunteer management to Chaffe McCall.   She has represented insurers in matters involving property, bad faith, energy, long-tail pollution claims, health hazard, marine, subrogation, construction defect, and employer liability disputes, and other excess and primary general liability claims.  Before joining Chaffe McCall, Leah served as the New Orleans Managing Partner of a regional law firm, where she routinely advised domestic and international insurer clients concerning insurance coverage and complex litigation matters.  View her press release here.


About Adelaida “Adi” J. Ferchmin

Adi has developed a diverse background in managing insurance claims on behalf of domestic and international insurers, as well as litigating cases on behalf of insurers, ship owners, ship charterers, and P&I Clubs on a variety of issues.  She is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish, as well as having a working knowledge of Polish and Croatian.  Adi earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.  She graduated from Tufts University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


About Thomas H. Prince

Thomas focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and litigation, providing representation for domestic and international insurers on a wide range of first and third-party matters under various forms of primary, umbrella, excess, and OCCIP policies of insurance.

Thomas is an honors graduate of Rhodes College and the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. He received a Master of Laws from The George Washington University School of Law. He has been a practicing attorney for over eight years, and is licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Colorado, and Wyoming.