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Firm Overview

Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Rice & Kendig has represented clients in North Louisiana and East Texas for over 30 years using creative approaches to protecting the rights of injured families, children, and the elderly. Established in 1971 by M. Carl Rice, it now includes William F. Kendig who joined in 1990, J. Marshall Rice, a member since 2003 and Joel A. Rice, who joined in 2012.

We have tried hundreds of cases to judgment and verdict, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients including several individual awards in excess of a million dollars each.

We have the largest reported jury verdict in Louisiana for Fibromyalgia, Kessler v. Southmark Corp., No. 25,941-CA (La. App. 2 Cir. 9/21/94); 643 So.2d 345; and at the time of judgment, the largest jury verdict for wrongful death, McGrail v. Lee, No. 35,756-CA (La. App. 2 Cir. 04/03/02); 814 So.2d 729.

Other significant cases include Perkins v. McDow, Nos. 92-C-2192 and 92-C-2709 (La. 02/22/93); 615 So.2d 312, reversal of “second permittee” rule by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Haynes v. Shumake, 582 So.2d 959 (La. App. 2 Cir. 06/19/91) which required uninsured motorist carriers to conduct their own investigation, rather than requiring the insured to furnish a never ending list of proof.

Because of our willingness to go to trial, we have received pretrial settlements on behalf of thousands of clients, many in excess of a million dollars.

Below is a list of reported cases:

  • McElroy v. Wilhite, 903 So.2d 627 (La. App. 2 Cir. 5/18/05)
  • Pope v. Prunty, 37,395 (La.App. 2 Cir. 8/20/03); 852 So.2d 1213
  • McGrail v. Lee, 2002-1496 (La. 4/9/03); 874 So.2d 66
  • Morris v. Flores, 36,932 (La.App. 2 Cir. 3/7/03); 840 So.2d 1257
  • McGrail v. Lee, No. 35,756-CA (La. App. 2 Cir. 04/03/02); 814 So.2d 729, Rehearing Den., (05/02/02)
  • Solito v. Horseshoe Entertainment, No. 36,667-CA (La. App. 2 Cir. 12/18/02); 834 So.2d 610
  • Marcum v. Johnston, No. 32,634 (La. App. 2 Cir. 1/26/00); 750 So.2d 1186
  • Minkler v. Chumley, No. 32,558 (La. App. 2 Cir. 12/8/99); 747 So.2d 720
  • Henderson v. Sutherland's Lumber Co., No. 31,714 (La. App. 2 Cir. 3/31/99); 733 So.2d 667
  • Dawson v. Brookshire Grocery Co., No. 31,042 (La. App. 2 Cir. 9/23/98); 718 So.2d 623
  • Samuel v. Vicknair, No. 31,049 (La. App. 2 Cir. 9/23/98); 718 So.2d 634
  • Knight v. State, No. 30,902 (La. App. 2 Cir. 9/28/98); 718 So.2d 646
  • Fowler v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 30,843 (La. App. 2 Cir. 8/19/98); 716 So.2d 511
  • McGinty v. Majeste, No. 30,384 (La. App. 2 Cir. 4/8/98); 711 So.2d 333
  • Smith v. Brookshire Grocery Co., No. 30,184 (La. App. 2 Cir. 1/23/98); 706 So.2d 643
  • Cox v. Total Petroleum, Inc., No. 29,496 (La. App. 2 Cir. 5/7/97); 694 So.2d 619
  • Bradley v. Morton Thiokol, Inc., No. 27,411 (La. App. 2 Cir. 9/29/95); 661 So.2d 691
  • Phiratsamy v. Pipes, No. 27,209 (La. App. 2 Cir. 8/23/95); 660 So.2d 172
  • Collins v. Bentley, No. 24,457 (La. App. 2 Cir. 10/26/94); 645 So.2d 283
  • Kessler v. Southmark Corp., No. 25,941-CA (La. App. 2 Cir. 09/21/94); 643 So.2d 345;
  • Johnson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 616 So.2d 817 (La. App. 2 Cir. 03/31/93)
  • Perkins v. McDow, Nos. 92-C-2192 and 92-C-2709 (La. 02/22/93); 615 So.2d 312
  • Smith v. Roan, 605 So.2d 10 (La. App. 2 Cir. 09/23/92)
  • Tobey v. McDow, 605 So.2d 707 (La. App. 2 Cir. 09/23/92)
  • Perkins v. McDow, 602 So.2d 275 (La. App. 2 Cir. 06/24/92)
  • Wood v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 591 So.2d 1266 (La.App. 3 Cir. 12/18/91)
  • Dunn v. FMC Corp., 589 So.2d 1115 (La. App. 2 Cir. 10/30/91), rehearings denied 11/27 and 12/04/91)
  • Smith v. English, 586 So.2d 583 (La.App. 2 Cir. 08/21/91), rehearing denied (09/19/91), writ denied (La. 12/13/91)
  • Kitchura v. State, Dept. of Transp. and Development, 583 So.2d 52 (La. App. 2 Cir. 06/19/91)
  • Haynes v. Shumake, 582 So.2d 959 (La. App. 2 Cir. 06/19/91)
  • Schwoch v. Sutor, 559 So.2d 552 (La. App. 2 Cir. 04/04/90)
  • Reed v. Arthur, 556 So.2d 937 (La.App. 3 Cir. 02/07/90)
  • Simpson v. Caddo Parish School Bd., 540 So.2d 997 (La. App. 2 Cir. 02/22/89)
  • Dickson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 535 So.2d 800 (La. App. 2 Cir. 08/17/88)
  • Shackelford v. Leavengood, 532 So.2d 1194 (10/26/88) rehearing denied (La. App. 2 Cir. 11/23/88)
  • Randall v. Feducia, 507 So.2d 1237 (La. 1987), (rehearing denied La. App. 1987)
  • Toole v. Tucker, 544 So.2d 403 writ denied (La. App. 2 Cir. 06/02/89)
  • Toole v. Tucker, 521 So.2d 1156 writ denied (La. App. 2 Cir. 03/18/88)
  • Toole v. Tucker, 519 So.2d 348 (La. App. 2 Cir. 01/20/88)

What Clients Say

“On Feb 5th I had a terrible car wreck. My car was subjected to total loss and I had severe body injury. I didn't know the procedure involved to make a claim as it was my first accident. Luckily my friend suggested Rice & Kendig Law Firm. I met Marshall Rice: the coolest attorney at the firm. After that I had nothing to worry about. He helped me find medical care and made sure I received justice for my loss. I owe you a big Thanks!”
Udhay Bhaskar, Shreveport, LA
 

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