Our Firm

Chaffe McCall has built a reputation for achieving results in our clients’ best interests, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. Our focus on high quality client service can be traced back more than 190 years.

Since 1826, the lawyers of Chaffe McCall have always focused on a primary mission:  to provide the highest quality legal services in our clients’ best interests.  Our attorneys are dedicated to gathering a full understanding of our clients’ business needs and are known for successfully providing legal guidance consistent with their business interests. Our continuing success and longevity is due to a history of distinguished leaders and a team of talented, creative, and hardworking attorneys and professionals, who meet our clients’ legal needs timely and cost-effectively.  These guiding principles have made Chaffe McCall the exceptional firm that it is today.

Chaffe McCall’s record of success—in landmark litigation and dispute resolution, in negotiations and transactions large and small, and in legal advice and counsel to businesses and individuals alike—sets us apart as a law firm of choice.  It is a position that we have earned since our inception and that we will continue to maintain in service to our clients and our community.

Chaffe McCall works with clients regionally, nationally, and internationally to address the challenges they face in several areas of law.  We are centrally located in downtown New Orleans with additional offices in Houston, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles. Together, our attorneys provide full, value-added services to our clients, who have access to our lawyers in as many different areas of expertise as the particular engagement requires.

Featured News

  • Chambers USA 2020 Rankings Announced

    Chambers USA Recognizes Chaffe McCall Attorneys with Top 2020 Rankings April 27, 2020 Chaffe McCall is pleased to announce that attorneys from its New Orleans and Houston offices have been recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” in the 2020 Chambers USA:…More»

  • Firm Mourns the Passing of Former Chaffe McCall Partner Robert Bryan Deane

    Longtime partner Robert “Bob” Deane, an integral member of Chaffe McCall’s Marine and Admiralty practice, passed away on May 1, 2020.  Bob joined Chaffe McCall in 1959 and practiced in the firm’s New Orleans office for over 42 years.   At Chaffe McCall, Bob had an outstanding legal career in litigation,  focusing his…More»

  • United States Supreme Court Decision on Safe Berth Clause

    Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd.(“ATHOS I”). In a 7-2 majority opinion, the Court affirmed the judgment of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, holding a safe berth clause…More»

  • Chaffe McCall Responds to the COVID‐19 Outbreak

    Chaffe McCall remains open and operating at full strength. To our valued clients, friends, and colleagues: We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite this unusual and highly complex environment, Chaffe McCall is…More»