3 Lawyers in front of Mississippi River Bridge

Attorneys

Attorneys - About

Christopher D. Shows

Education:
• Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, JD 1990
• Louisiana State University , B.A. 1987
• Louisiana State Bar Association, 1991

Licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. Member American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Louisiana Association for Justice.

 

 

 

 

About

Peter T. Dudley

Education:
• Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, JD 1990
• Louisiana State University, B.S. Petroleum Engineering 1986

Sworn in to Louisiana State Bar Association April 15, 1991; licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, United States Court of Appeal for the 5th Circuit and United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern districts of Louisiana. Member Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice. Bar Association of the 5th Federal CIrcuit. Baton Rouge Evening Lion's Club.

 

 

 

 

About

Bret T. Walsh

Education:
• Southern University Law Center, Louisiana State University, JD 1993
• Louisiana State University, B.A. 1989

Licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice.

 

 

 

 

Support Staff

Jennifer Winkle
Paralegal and Notary Public
Jennifer is a paralegal and office manager at Pierce & Shows. She has worked closely with the attorneys and clients at Pierce & Shows for twenty years, developing broad knowledge of the details and logistics of claims handling in Louisiana.

Lisa Wells
Director of Client Communications
Lisa is in her seventeenth year at Pierce & Shows and provides primary support for Pete Dudley's and Bret Walsh's litigation dockets. She brings extensive experience and excellent people skills to her position with the firm.

Rosa Herrera
Legal Assistant
Rosa came to Pierce & Shows as a courier and part-time team member. Her positive attitude and problem-solving approach persuaded all here that she should plaay a bigger role in helping to solve our client's legal problems, and so she now handles a variety of important duties here as she learns the intricacies of processing litigation files through to conclusion.

 

Mission Statement

It is the goal of Pierce & Shows to deliver to its clients dispute resolution services unequaled in the legal profession. While the firm recognizes and applauds the free market as a fundamental aspect of our social and economic systems, Pierce & Shows is committed to aggressive, respectful representation of those clients who have been harmed by excesses and inequities in the marketplace, whether in business-to-business or traditional consumer settings.

Our focus will continue to be on fair and efficient resolution of disputes. We seek to operate with the highest of ethical standards, and to be innovative in crafting outcomes favorable to our valued clients. We expect our client relationships to be long-term, built upon thorough, accurate communication and a high degree of trust.

Within the firm, attorneys and staff members will operate as a team, and each member shall recognize the ultimate goal of advancing the client's interests at every opportunity.

 

Organizations & Community Service

American Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, long-time underwriters of local Public Radio WRKF and WBRH, Beauregard Town Civic Association, Better Business Association, International Hospitality Foundation.

 

The Daigre House

The Daigre House - The Daigre HouseAll of us here at Pierce & Shows have strong feelings for Baton Rouge, and particularly the downtown area. Because we are often in court at the 19th Judicial District Court, City Court or the Federal Court for the MiddleDistrict of Louisiana, our Beauregard Town location is a convenient "launch point" for a day of trial or hearings in the area courts. The historic and eclectic nature of the downtown area is a fitting backdrop to our practice, which melds aspects of the old-time, small-town lawyer with the varied (and often, harried) demands of the modern business of resolving corporate, personal and insurance disputes. The building itself was built around 1900 as a residence for Ms. Rosa Lee Daigre, in the Queen Anne style, with fairly extensive Victorian detailing. Noted restoration specialist Jon Emerson began a comprehensive renovation of the property in 1978, and the building and grounds were listed on the Register of the Foundation for a Historical at the conclusion of that work.

The building features high ceilings and plantation windows with soothing views of fountains, courtyards and unique plantings. Our team members and clients find that the "feel" of the Daigre House helps relieve some of the stresses and tensions inherent in the dispute resolution process. The home has been featured in a variety of historic, architectural and educational tours.