Confining and managing risk.


A class action allegation can make an ordinary lawsuit a serious matter requiring experience and specialized skills. Our firm has a history of fighting, and defeating, class certification motions in both federal and state courts in a variety of disciplines, including products liability, casualty claims and securities law. Even when classes are certified, and particularly when embedded in multi-district proceedings, we work with co-counsel to find ways to confine and manage the litigation risk by focusing on dispositive issues that lead to early and successful resolutions for the client.

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Leonard A. Davis Joins Stanley Reuter Thornton Alford LLC as of Counsel

Welcome Leonard A. Davis! Stanley Reuter Thornton Alford LLC is pleased to announce that Leonard A. Davis has joined the firm as of Counsel. Prior… READ MORE

11 Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Edition; 4 Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year”

W. RALEY ALFORD, III Best Lawyers 2022 Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" in New Orleans Administrative/Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Consumer Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory… READ MORE

Matthew Paul Becomes Member

Matthew Paul practices primarily in complex litigation in federal and state courts, both in trial courts and on appeal. As part of his practice, Mr.… READ MORE

Bill Ross, Raley Alford, and Eva Dossier successfully defend on appeal ruling denying class certification.

On June 2, 2017, the Louisiana Supreme Court of Appeal for the First Circuit affirmed the trial court judgment denying class action certification in a… READ MORE

Bill Ross, Raley Alford, and Eva Dossier successfully defend against class certification motion in Louisiana state court.

On July 21, 2016, in the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Tammany, the trial court issued a judgment denying the plaintiffs'… READ MORE