In the increasingly sensitive area of environmental and toxic torts, Voorhies & Labbé has been active in two primary areas: assisting clients with government licensing and permitting, and defending toxic tort cases. Recently, one of the firm’s senior partners served as liaison counsel in an extremely complex environmental litigation by special appointment of a federal judge.

In the state of Louisiana, liability can result from nuances in laws peculiar to the state. Attorneys at Voorhies & Labbé are current in Louisiana’s environmental laws, rules and regulations. These men and women are also knowledgeable of the technical language of the chemical and insurance industries. This saves valuable time in preparing environmental cases. The firm has extensive experience defending chemical manufacturers and applicators (including aerial agricultural applicators) in the areas of property damage and personal injury, both from a commercial and residential basis. Attorneys at the firm who specialize in environmental and toxic torts also have substantial experience in the areas of asbestosis and silicosis claims, and oilfield-related pollution cases.

Representation has included cases as simple as minor personal injuries from termite spraying, to complex litigation resulting from a major hazardous waste site claim, involving numerous defendants and plaintiffs.



700 St. John Street
P.O. Box 3527
Lafayette, LA 70502-3527

Tel: (337) 232-9700
Fax: (337) 235-4943


4150 Old Sterlington Rd.
Suite D2
Monroe, LA 71203

Tel: (318) 325-6444
Fax: (318) 323-7518