Jed 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.

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  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. Jed was appointed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.  He is an actively involved Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working on behalf of abused and neglected children within the court system.

VERDICTS/SETTLEMENTS

$10,000,000 – Workplace Safety/Electrical Contact
$ 8,050,000 – Workplace Safety/Electrical Contact
$ 7,050,000 – Maritime/Jones Act
$ 5,500,000 – Maritime/Jones Act
$ 2,980,000 – Insurance Bad Faith
$ 2,500,000 – Insurance Bad Faith
$ 2,200,000 – Trucking
$ 2,000,000 – Products Liability
$ 2,000,000 – Automobile
$ 1,750,000 – Insurance Bad Faith
$ 1,670,000 – Workplace Safety
$ 1,500,000 – Insurance Bad Faith
$ 1,450,000 – Automobile
$ 1,400,000 – Roadway Defect
$ 1,250,000 – Maritime/Jones Act
$ 1,230,000 – Maritime/Jones Act
$ 1,100,000 – Insurance Bad Faith
$ 1,050,000 – Workplace Safety/Electrical Contact
$ 1,000,000 – Property Insurance/Bad Faith

WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT JED

“Jed Cain literally saved our lives, our home, our family. We can NEVER repay him or this firm but we are fortunate that they represented us.” -Marsha A.

“Jed Cain showed his skill in the courtroom to be that of a winner. Jed called me at least once a week to check on my well-being…Jed’s predictions of what was going on in the case and courtroom were always accurate and he would give you the truth be it good or bad. Bottom line is Jed preformed and out maneuvered all challenges and obstacles thrown our way…A true leader of men in the courtroom. So proud to know him.  -Buddy S.

“Within seconds of meeting Jed, my now long time attorney, I felt it, a sense of peace that everything was going to be just fine.  I now consider Jed a brother as we were able to take my case through the finish line together with astonishing results.” -Chris T.

“Jed is one of the best attorneys in the New Orleans area! Not only is he passionate about his work, but he’s a very caring person. He’s thorough and very resourceful. He handled our case with professionalism and loyalty. He was our attorney that became our friend. He went above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful.” – Jada L.

“He wasn’t just a lawyer, he treated us like a friend.  Thanks again Jed for the wonderful support we received.” -Jay L.

WHAT LAWYERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT JED

“Jed is a great trial attorney. Not only is he smart and hard-working, but he has an honest and credible way about him that makes him extremely effective at trial.” – Matt P.

“What sets Jed apart from other lawyers is that in addition to his incredible skills as an attorney, he truly cares about his clients.” – Samantha A.

“He has that rare ability to keep his head when all around him are losing theirs.” – Daniel S.

“He has wit, wisdom and a way about him that is unmatched.” – Chris S.

“Jed Cain is an amazing lawyer! I’ve had the opportunity to work with him on a case and his insight, work ethic, and knowledge is impeccable. I learned a great deal from Jed in such a short time.” – Brady S.

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

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

FEATURED PERIODICALS

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

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Digital Evidence and Discovery: Three Challenges – Three Solutions,” LAJ 2019 Annual Convention CLE (March 2019 with Chad Roberts)
  • “Be As Honest As A Smelly Goat: Stoic Wisdom For The Modern Lawyer,” CENLA Pro Bono Project Last Round Up CLE (December 2018)
  • “Setting The Stage – Case Evaluation and Initial Planning,” LSBA Personal Injury CLE (August 2018 with Brian Katz and Gerald Melchiode)
  • “Inclusion vs. Exclusion in Voir Dire,” Avoyelles Parish Bar Association CLE (November 2017 with Aaron Broussard)
  • “Case Management/Moving to Electronic File Management,” LAJ Decision Time & Auto Torts CLE Fall Conference (September 2017 with Brian Katz and Regina Valenti)
  • “The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Primer on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” AAJ Annual Jazz Fest Seminar (May 2017)
  • “Maximizing Wrongful Death/Survival Actions,” LAJ CLE a la carte seminar (December 2013)
  • “Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned” (February 2013)

ONLINE ARTICLES

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
  • Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2016-Present)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2015)
  • American Association for Justice F. Scott Baldwin Award (2014)

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