Minor Pipes Featured in LSU Law's Dean's Council Spotlight Series

June 5, 2019

We are proud to announce that H. Minor Pipes, III is featured in the first LSU Law Dean's Council Spotlight. 

Minor Pipes LSU Dean's Council Spotlight

Class of 1996

Dean’s Council Member since 2010

Current Dean’s Council Chair

About the practice:  I am an avid litigator in the firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC. My practice areas include insurance coverage and bad faith, construction law and general corporate litigation.

Favorite law school memory:  I have a number of great memories from law school, but the wit and wisdom imparted on us by Tom Galligan, Frank Maraist and Warren Mengis is the common thread across many of those memories.

Best case/professional achievement: I was the lead negotiator in the National Chinese Drywall settlement.  It was a three-year process with over 800 defendants participating.  I am also looking forward to serving as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Why you chose to support the students of LSU Law with your Dean’s Council membership: LSU provided me with the most cost-effective law degree I could find at a school with a stellar reputation.  That degree created my career.  I love being a lawyer and without LSU, that was not a possibility.  I am happy to share that opportunity with others.

Advice for today’s law students: Be prepared. Work Hard.  The law offers many varied opportunities for a wonderful, fulfilling career.  Appreciate what it offers, never take it for granted, and do your best!

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About H. Minor Pipes, III
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 among the top 50 lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers. He also has been recognized as a top lawyer by New Orleans Magazine, a leading lawyer in the city by Best Lawyers and New Orleans CityBusiness, and a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation

Minor is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He is Past President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Past Treasurer of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and a Past member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Nominating Committee.  He is also Chair of the LSU Law Dean’s Council. Minor 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 also 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.

About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., is a litigation law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, product liability and toxic tort cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.