Our Leadership

"A leading law firm and an exciting place to work"

Welcome to our website, which spotlights the many reasons why Chaffe McCall is both a leading law firm and an exciting place to work.

For nearly 200 years, Chaffe McCall has attracted exceptional legal talent and provided top quality legal services.  Our name stands for quality, integrity, and professionalism.  We continue to stay at the forefront of issues, developing resourceful legal and business solutions for clients.  We are dedicated to enhancing our service model to bring unique approaches to our client engagements.  We push ourselves farther through lateral recruitment and associate development.  We enhance our community in a wide variety of pro bono endeavors.  We are proud of the trust our firm enjoys in the legal and business communities and invite you to explore what makes Chaffe McCall so extraordinary.

Our Firm Leadership

Chaffe McCall is headed by the Firm Managing Partner, Julie Livaudais and governed by a five-member Management Committee comprised of diverse firm partners.  The Management Committee leads and oversees the firm’s operation and development.  In addition, the firm has Practice Area Coordinators who oversee the firm’s legal practice areas and the day-to-day activities in specific sections.

Management Committee

Julie Livaudais – Managing Partner
E. Howell Crosby
Scott C. Barney
Brent A. Talbot
Timothy P. Doody

Practice Area Coordinators

Wogan Bernard
Keith M. Benit
Walter F. Becker
Leah N. Engelhardt
Julie D. Livaudais
Brent A. Talbot
Harold Watson

Featured News

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    Louisiana Governor Signs Laws Limiting COVID-19 Liability for Businesses Louisiana has joined a handful of other states in adopting laws that limit businesses’ civil liability for claims relating to COVID-19. Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed into law three legislative…More»

  • Crosby Selected as Global Leader in Real Estate by Who’s Who Legal

    Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. Who’s Who Legal 2020 has recognized New Orleans partner, E. Howell Crosby, as a leading professional in real estate law. …More»

  • 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»