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Edward E. Rundell Director/Shareholder

 (318) 445-6471
 (866) 302-6823 Toll Free
 (318) 445-6476

Edward E. Rundell ("Ed") is a senior member of Gold Weems having joined the firm in 1974 and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Firm.

Ed has practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense, products liability and defense of governmental tort liability cases and general insurance law for the past 40 years and has an outstanding record of jury and bench trial experience in litigation cases.
                 

Representative Matters
  • Acts as trial lawyer, specializing in insurance, product and medical malpractice defense.
  • Tried major cases for automobile component manufacturers, trucking companies, and physicians in state and federal courts from Shreveport to New Orleans.
  • In his element before a jury.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Recognitions
  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized The Best Lawyers in America 2016 and prior
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • Stephen T. Victory Memorial Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Louisiana Bar Journal, 2001
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Member, House of Delegates (1999 - 2000)
    • Member, Section on Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Sections on Tort Trial & Insurance Practice; Litigation
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Member, Sections on Tort Trial & Insurance Practice; Litigation
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    • Faculty
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
    • Master of the Bench
News
1/01/17 Gold Weems Attorneys, Firm Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2017
 
11/01/16 Rundell selected for Lifetime Achievement among America's Top 100 Attorneys
1/01/16 Gold Weems Attorneys, Firm Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2016
 
1/22/15 Rundell and Mathews Maintain Jury Defense Verdict in Louisiana Middle District
1/01/15 Gold Weems Attorneys, Firm, Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015
 
1/08/14 Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes Gold Weems Attorneys, Firm
 
10/30/13 Rundell Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
3/31/13 Rundell to be Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers
 
10/12/12 Rundell, Brown Speak at LSBA "Big Case" Seminar
 
12/27/11 Gold Weems Attorneys, Firm, Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2012
11/02/11 Court of Appeal Unanimously Upholds Firm’s Win of Toxic Tort Mass Joinder Jury Trial
7/08/11 Firm Wins Another Toxic Tort Mass Joinder Jury Trial
4/15/11 Firm attorneys set important Maritime Law precedent on appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit
3/15/11 Louisiana Supreme Court agrees with Rundell and Mathews on applicability of "relation back" doctrine
1/20/11 Rundell and LaFleur successfully defend engineer and engineering firm in jury trial
 
10/01/10 Rundell and Mathews obtain dismissal of tractor-trailer driver and employer in fatality case
4/09/10 Firm Wins Toxic Tort Mass Joinder Jury Trial
 
10/30/09 Rundell delivers presentation at American Board of Trial Advocacy's Regional Master's in Cross Examination Seminar
6/24/09 Rundell and Mathews continue success in defense of UM rejections
6/10/09 Firm succeeds in having business/tort contract against major corporation dismissed
3/27/09 Rundell and O'Shee win dismissal for trucking company at the Texas Supreme Court
3/16/09 Rundell Selected as Member of Council on Litigation Management
 
12/15/08 Rundell selected to serve on trial team for the American Board of Trial Advocates' Masters in Trial program
10/10/08 Firm Wins Appellate Ruling on New UM Issue
8/25/08 Attorneys successfully defend Qualification of Critical Expert in Business Litigation
Publications and Presentations

National Institute for Trial Advocacy
"Opening Statement in the Jury Trial", National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1992
"The Use of Deposition at Trial", National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1992
"The Essentials of Impeachment", National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1996

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
"Opening Statement and Closing Argument", LADC Product Liability Trial Notebook,

     Contributing Author, 1991
"Life on the High Wire - the Duty to Defend in LA", LADC New Orleans, 1995
"Bad Faith Penalties Against Insurers", LADC Attorney/Client Seminar, 1999

Tulane University School of Law
"The Use of Documentary Evidence at Trial", Tulane University School of Law, Master the Evidence,
      4th Trial by Masters, Tulane University School of Law, 1991, 1992

Louisiana State Bar Association
"Recent Developments in Insurance Law", Summer School for Lawyers, Issues and Trends in Insurance
      Law, 1992
"Opening Statement and Closing Argument", Back to the Future: A New Look at the Principles of
      Persuasion, LSBA Young Lawyers Section, CLE in Grand Cayman, 1992
"Armed and Dangerous: Preparing Yourself and Your Client for the Deposition", Depositions from A-Z,
      LSBA, 1994
"Hitting the High Notes in Opening and Closing", LSBA, 2001
"Cross Examination of Plaintiff's Expert: The Art of War", LSBA Journal, 2001
Personal Injury - How to Handle the BIG Case From Both Sides”, 2012

Loyola University School of Law
"Using Evidence in Opening Statement", Loyola University School of Law, Seventh Annual Evidence
      Law Conference, 1992 - 1995
"Setting the Stage for Evidence Through The Opening Statement", Loyola University School of Law,
     Ninth Annual Evidence Law Conference, 1997

Crossroads American Inn of Court
"Preparation of the Client for a Discovery Deposition", Crossroads American Inn of Court, 1993

American Bar Association
"Persuasive Speaking", ABA Young Lawyers Section, Walkin' to New Orleans Delta Conference, 1993

Louisiana Department of Justice
"How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Closing Argument in a Jury Trial ", LA Department of
     Justice Litigation Division B.R., Fall Trial Tactics Seminar, 1995
"How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Closing Argument in a Jury Trial ", LA Department of
     Justice Litigation Division B.R., Fall Trial Tactics Seminar, 1997

Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project
"Don't Gamble on Opening Statement and Closing Argument ", Young Lawyers Section, The Central
     Louisiana Pro Bono Project, 1995

Alexandria Bar Association
"Jury Selections", Alexandria Bar Association, 2001

Education

University of Texas, Ph.D. Communications, 1973
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1970
Louisiana Tech University, M.A., 1966
Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1965

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Middle of Louisiana
    • Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit