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Michael W. Campbell

Michael W. Campbell

Partner since 1983
Lafayette, Louisiana

Michael W. Campbell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1952 and has practiced law since 1979. He has been a partner in Caffery, Oubre, Campbell & Garrison since 1983. From 1979 through 1981, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney, felony trials division, in New Orleans, before joining the Caffery law firm in 1981. His practice emphasis is primarily civil litigation in state and federal courts and particularly in the areas of insurance defense, insurance law, workers' compensation law and products liability as well as admiralty and maritime personal injury. His clients include insurance companies and national corporations. During his legal career, Mr. Campbell has tried more than 200 cases, jury and non-jury.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Insurance Defense
  • 10% Workers' Compensation Law
  • 10% Admiralty & Maritime Personal Injury Law
  • 10% Products Liability
  • 10% Insurance Law
  • Oil & gas
  • Real Estate
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Personal Injury -- Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1981


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Representative Clients

  • Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
  • Northland Insurance Company
  • Deep South Insurance
  • Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
  • QBE Specialty Insurance Company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1979 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member, 1983 - Present
  • Inns of Court, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney, Felony Trials Division, Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, 1979 - 1981


  • Phi Alpha Delta

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Lafayette Office
100 East Vermillion Street
Suite 201 
Lafayette, LA, 70501
Phone: 337-446-2442
Fax: 337-269-1753
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New Iberia, LA 70563,
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