H. Minor Pipes, III

Practice Areas


  • Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1991


  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
  • Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2012
  • New Orleans Magazine, Top Lawyers
  • President's Award, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana Law Review, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

H. Minor Pipes, III



(504) 589-9726

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H. Minor Pipes, III is a founding member of the firm. He provides counsel in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, construction law, general litigation, corporate litigation, and class actions. Since being admitted to the Bar, Minor has tried numerous cases to decision, in both state and federal courts. Minor was the lead negotiator for the defendants in the Global Settlement of a national class action involving eight hundred settling defendants – the matter of In re: Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation (E.D. La. MDL No. 2047).

Minor has been recognized as a top lawyer in the State of Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers and New Orleans Magazine, a leading lawyer in the city by Best Lawyers and New Orleans CityBusiness, and a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation.

Professional and Civic Activities

Minor is Vice President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's nominating committee. He previously served as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Board of Governors. Minor also was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Leadership LSBA, working with leadership of the Louisiana State Bar Association on numerous projects to improve the legal profession.

Minor currently serves as Co-Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School Committee. His community involvement includes working with Trinity Episcopal School and numerous non-profits in the area.

Notable Representations

  • Lead representative for over 800 defendants in the national class action and global settlement of the Chinese Drywall Litigation.
  • Successful defense of insurer, and recovery of millions of dollars of payments on its behalf, in coverage litigation trial involving claims in excess of $12 million arising from a FEMA trailer explosion.
  • Lead counsel in the litigation and settlement of over 2500 hurricane cases for three separate insurance companies.
  • Lead counsel for major insurers in hundreds of bad faith and compliance cases, and hundreds of coverage cases throughout Louisiana.
  • Defense of pharmaceutical wholesaler in $12 million unfair trade practices case, resulting in a defense verdict, and full recovery on counter-claims.
  • Successful representation of oil and gas drilling contractor in $600,000 FLSA claim, resulting in complete defense verdict.


Minor has made numerous presentations, including:

"A Primer and Update on Louisiana Insurance Coverage and 'bad faith law,'" Louisiana State Bar Association New York Multi-Topic CLE, 2014

"Bad Faith Forum: A Panel Discussion with Views from the Policyholder and Insurer," Panelist, New Orleans Bar Association's Insurance Law CLE, 2014

"Settling the Unsettleable Case – How Chinese Drywall Settled," Louisiana State Bar Association New York Multi-Topic CLE, 2012

"Closing Argument," CLE of Louisiana, 2012

"Peremptory Challenges – Are They Still Needed?," CLE of Louisiana, 2009

"Jury Selection Crisis – Batson: Should We Strike Peremptory Challenges?," Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School, 2009

"Property Insurance in Louisiana – What We Learned in 3 Years of Litigation," Louisiana State Bar Association Destination Disney Continuing Legal Education Program, 2009

"Sher Post Mortem: Insurance Law Panel," CLE of Louisiana, 2008

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