Joseph Cain

Jed Cain is an accomplished trial lawyer who has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements throughout the state of Louisiana. He has dedicated his career to representing injured workers and their families.

Originally from the small town of Natchitoches, Louisiana (made famous by the movie “Steel Magnolias”), Jed attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Upon graduating from Hendrix, Jed spent a year teaching 5th grade at an elementary school in Shreveport, Louisiana before attending law school at Tulane University.  He would later come to appreciate that no jury would ever be so daunting as a classroom of 5th graders.

In 2014, Jed was awarded the F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ).  AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), is the world’s largest trial lawyer bar and supports victims’ rights worldwide.  The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country.

Jed is a 2015 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, an invitation only program dedicated to training and educating trial lawyers who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals. The College was founded and led by legendary trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, over the course of three weeks.

Beyond practicing law, Jed is a husband and father of three young children. He is the founder of Cain’s River, a digital community devoted to preserving the art of small town storytelling. In 2016, Jed was appointed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards to serve on the Board of Directors for the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

EDUCATION

  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D.
  • Hendrix College, B.A.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governor
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • “FEMA, the Feds, and Form 95,” LAJ Advocates (August 2006)
  • “Ready, Set, Go Hurricane Litigation in Orleans Civil District Court May be a Sprint Rather than a Marathon,” LAJ Advocates (December 2006)
  • “Like A Good Neighbor, the Louisiana Association For Justice is There,” LAJ Advocates (November 2008)
  • “Bad Adjusters Breed Bad Faith – Bad Faith Breeds a Vulnerable Louisiana Economy,” LAJ Advocates (December 2008)
  • “When Disaster Strikes, Know the Drill,” Trial Magazine (June 2013)
  • “Maximizing Wrongful Death/Survival Actions,” LAJ CLE a la carte seminar (December 2013)

FEATURED PERIODICALS

  • “After Hurricanes Come Tempests Over Cleanups,” New York Times (February 24, 2006)
  • “Pickings Slim for Debris Haulers: Layers of Contractors Siphon Off Earnings,” New Orleans Times Picayune (February 27, 2006)
  • “The 500 Better Than The Best,” Lawdragon (2008)
  • “Rising Stars,” Louisiana Super Lawyers (2012-2015)

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Case Management/Moving to Electronic File Management,” LAJ Decision Time & Auto Torts CLE Fall Conference (September 15, 2007 with Brian Katz and Regina Valenti)

WEBSITES

Debunking 3 Myths About The Mysterious Tribe of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, abovethelaw.com (2014); Contingency Fees: The Free Market Deterrent To Frivolous Lawsuits, abovethelaw.com (2014); Rainbows, Lollipops, and Unicorns: The Life Of A Personal Injury Plaintiff , abovethelaw.com (2014); The Billable Hour: Perpetuating The Home Alone Phenomenon of the Civil Justice System, abovethelaw.com (2014); Pushing Past The Glamour of Trial: The Quiet Skill of Potential Case Evaluation, abovethelaw.com (2015); Self Confessed Child Killer To Be Set Free As A Result of Good Time Loophole, abovethelaw.com (2015); Reggie Bush v. Emmitt Smith: Valuing Legal Vision Above All Else, abovethelaw.com (2015); Calling Bullsh!t On The Lawyer Ego Industry, abovethelaw.com (2015); Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Are Gross, abovethelaw.com (2015); The Most Important Thing You Need To Know About Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, abovethelaw.com (2015); Just Win Baby – The Path To Prosperity In A Plaintiffs’ Firm, abovethelaw.com (2015); The Power of Strategic Rest, abovethelaw.com (2015); The Gulf Coast Legal Community: A Footnote To The History of Hurricane Katrina, abovethelaw.com (2015).

  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Electrocutions
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Offshore Maritime
  • Contamination
  • Wrongful Death
  • 18 Wheeler Trucking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Insurance/Damage
  • AAJ F. Scott Baldwin Award, 2014
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2015
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

The Duffel Bag Guide To Offshore Injury Law
Maritime law provides offshore workers with certain protections. It imposes safety responsibilities upon offshore employers and vessel owners. The goal of this book is to provide offshore workers with basic information that they may need to protect themselves following an offshore accident. The book is small. It’s designed to fit easily inside the duffel bag that a worker takes offshore. Like their steel-toed boots or hard-hat, the hope is that this book will provide the worker with some degree of additional protection while working offshore.