NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams Attorney Edward F. Downing III will be honored by New Orleans CityBusiness next month as one of fifty attorneys recognized for Leadership in Law. The magazine announced that Downing was named to the annual list, which includes the top attorneys in the metropolitan New Orleans area. According to the publication, the list includes "50 legal professionals who have helped move the legal community forward with energy, innovative ideas, achievements and a commitment to excellence."
Mr. Downing is a career litigator, having earned an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell for fifteen consecutive years, from 1996-2011. He has made a national name for himself in the field of product liability litigation. His work has triggered recalls that that resulted in redesigns for safer products. Most recently, Mr. Downing's involvement led to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall of a Mini Bike with a gas cap that could result in serious burn injuries to riders.
John Houghtaling, managing partner of the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams, said the honor is a reflection of Mr. Downing's career as a successful trial attorney. "Ed Downing has shown time and again that he has a superior command of the law and formidable litigation skills," Houghtaling said. Downing has close to thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer. He earned his J.D. from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, where he was a member of the law review.
Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams has offices in New Orleans and Houston. Partner James Williams was recently named a 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyer. Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams is the continuation of a law firm started by the late trial attorney Wendell Gauthier.
For more information, visit the website of Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams at ghwlegal.com .
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