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.

– Chaffe McCall Managing Partner

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

  • Chaffe McCall Contributes to Community by Donating to Second Harvest Food Bank

    Chaffe McCall, a regional law firm serving clients across the U.S., has once again joined forces with Second Harvest Food Bank in the fight against hunger. Chaffe McCall has made a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank, helping to feed…More»

  • Zachary Miller Joins Chaffe McCall

    Baton Rouge, LA (September 16, 2020) – Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.  welcomes Zachary S. Miller to its litigation practice. Zach joins the firm’s Baton Rouge office as an Associate focusing on commercial litigation and appellate practice.  He is a highly regarded…More»

  • Update: Lake Charles Office – Full Remote Operations

    Although our Lake Charles office building has suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane, we are happy to report that all Chaffe McCall personnel in the Lake Charles area are safe.  During this time, all client files have…More»

  • Chaffe McCall Listed Second Oldest New Orleans Area Company by CityBusiness

    Despite wars, depressions, and recessions, few area companies have managed to position themselves in the legal market to stand the test of time.  Chaffe McCall, however, was recently listed by CityBusiness magazine among New Orleans area businesses who have been able to keep up with the rapid pace…More»