OFFSHORE MARITIME SECURITY ADVISOR/CONSULTANT AND SAFETY OFFICER
Provision of highest level of quality legal services.
Swift attainment of the client's goals. Most effective use of skills, intellectual technology, and financial and labor resources Practice of Law Demonstrating the same level of interest, empathy, respect, and attention to individual clients as well as higher level corporate clients Rigorous oversight and management of a law practice through excellent case management and outstanding communication practices with clients License Louisiana and Texas Security Guard Louisiana Public Defender Board, Certification in 1st & 2nd degree murder St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Reserve Academy, Top graduate 1997 Criminal Patrol and Special Operation Divisions Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and WordPerfect HUET and Safe Gulf (PEC) certification. TWIC card approve Incident and injury free trained. (IIF). Security Vulnerability assessment training. Deep water offshore training and diverse culture experience.
Effective civil litigator (plaintiff and insurance defense)
Criminal prosecution and defense (misdemeanor and felony)
Deep water offshore security and safety advisor and consultant
License to Practice Law, State of Louisiana, October 1992
Notary Public (Statewide), State of Louisiana, November 1992
Devised and implemented drug testing procedure and security measures for deep water offshore oil and gas company that resulted in zero instances of future contraband and negative occurrences which resulted in secure workplace for all personnel.
Spearheaded new policy of payments on traffic tickets, fines and curt fees that resulted in new revenue for the Town of Independence and litter abatement programs which increased beautification of the town and increase positive outlook on town.
Offshore Maritime Security Advisor/Consultant and Safety Officer January 2014 to January 2016HUB Enterprises, Inc － Broussard, LA
Conduct daily security patrol and provide safety support and risk management analysis for the Swedish own Floatel Victory International and Chevron owned and operated Jack/St.
Instrumental in devising and implementing security measures to ensure safety and security of entire staff and crew.
Security vulnerability experience.
Experience working with diverse cultures.
Assist in muster drill and training, helicopter operations, briefing and orientation of vessel.
STOP work authority.
Tool box talk experience.
Provide foot patrol, incident investigation, safety and security report writing, risk management analysis and assessment and overall safety.
Constantly updating and training in health, safety, environmental and security policies.
Town Attorney/Magistrate January 1999 to January 2008Town of Independence － Independence, LA
As the Town Attorney, I was the chief legal counsel for the Mayor and Board of Alderman.
In this position I provided guidance to the town leaders on all legal issues and matters.
Additionally, I reviewed and drafted opinions on complex contracts, proposals, public bids, environmental issues, labor relations, railroad litigation and municipal liability matters.
Other duties included crafting mortgages, promissory notes, town ordinances, agreements as well as conferring with other governmental entities and personnel, on behalf of town.
I also represented the town in litigation and at meetings and developed a strong background in civil procedure, legal research/writing and public speaking.
As the magistrate I performed the role as judge and presided over all traffic and misdemeanor cases within the town limits.
Developed and designed a new process making city government and the courts more efficient resulting in quality service and increased revenue.
Experience mandated that I educated town police department personnel interview techniques, police procedures, report writing and courtroom etiquette and testimony.
Attorney at Law October 1992 to CurrentLaw Office of Lance Engolia － New Orleans, LA
I manage all phases of private practice.
I am recognized as a successful litigator with 23 years of experience in the legal arena in civil litigation and criminal prosecution and defense.
My daily responsibilities include managing client services and administrative duties including establishing and maintaining a solid client base, public relations and marketing.
Review of case files to ensure up to date client objectives are being met.
Representative clients requiring both plaintiff and defense representation: The focus of the corporate representation aspect of my private practice is: Review incoming lawsuits Evaluate corporate and individual board member exposure Formulate aggressive defense strategies Develop and present recommendations to reduce potential exposure and mitigate risks and damages I possess a strong background in various facets of litigation, trial preparation, jury selection and voir dire, initial conferences, discovery, interviewing witnesses, taking depositions, conducting cross examinations, oral arguments and related trial functions.
I have exceptional legal research and analysis skills.
I pride myself as a skilled drafter and proof reader of legal documents and as being extremely thorough in preparation with excellent interpersonal skills which leads to effective representation and worthy trial opponent.
Throughout my career I strive to be accurate and efficient in drafting motions and briefs, composing and reviewing documents, trial preparation, conferences, discovery, interviewing and deposing witnesses, conducting cross examination, arguing motions and presenting oral arguments, and related trial functions.
I am fully capable of working at a high level within a range of practices, from plaintiff personal injury litigation and insurance defense to private general civil/criminal practice.
I am responsible for preparing, reviewing, and filing various motions and petitions, including motions to compel production of documents, answers to interrogatories, motions to strike, oppositions to compel, strike, and dismiss, petition to review, requests for summary judgment, default judgments, and motions to continue.
I am additionally responsible for meeting and conferring with opposing counsel.
I write letters to clients, insurance adjusters, experts, investigators, physicians and medical facilities, employers, government entities, and courts, answering cross-complaints, as well as negotiating and settling cases prior to litigation.
I am constantly involve in litigation and pre-trial activities, preparation of legal documents, negotiations and settlements, extensive legal correspondence, and related functions.
I perform client intakes and client interviews to determine case merit and viability, signing retainers, reviewing fees and costs, and discussing case strategy directly with clients.
High School Diploma : College Prep, 1983Jesuit High School － New Olreans, LA, Unites StatesGPA: cum laudecum laude
Bachelor of Arts : Political Science, 1987Louisiana State University － Baton Rouge, LA, United StatesPolitical Science
J.D. : LAw and Jurisprudence, 1991Southern Law Center － Baton Rouge, LA, United StatesJuris Doctorate