Carey Schimpf has been in CEO since 1987. Carey is originally from New Orleans, went to LSU-BR and was a four year letterman and captain of the varsity track and eld program and received various related honors, including All-American and All-SEC in 1975 and 1977. He graduated from LSU Law School in 1979 and initially practiced law for a short period of me in Baton Rouge before moving to Shreveport. From 1979 through 1982, Carey was a full-time Assistant District Attorney for Caddo Parish, where he handled major felony prosecutions. He began his civil practice in 1982 with Weems, Schimpf, Gilsoul, Haines, Landry & Carmouche (APLC), but continued on a part- me status with the District Attorney’s office un l 1986. Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell and Moore is a full service business and family law rm. Their attorneys are committed to providing prompt, cost-effective solutions to legal problems, consistent with the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.
Haines & Schimpf specialize in family law litigation, personal injury, child and spousal support and child custody. Carey is also a certified mediator and doing a lot more of that than he has in the past. Most children feel they are to blame when their parents are divorcing. When brought into litigation, it’s very harmful to the children so Carey does what he can to protect them during the process. When children are involved in divorce cases, you’re going to be co- parenting whether you like it or not and it no longer stops at age 18. He wants to make sure the couple really wants to separate/divorce and asks them to considered if the problem is really bad enough to take that step. Carey will see any CEO members for any legal reason to try and help direct them properly towards the next step.
Other attorneys and their specialties…
Moore: estate planning, succession and probate, elder law. Everyone needs a will, especially in Louisiana! Setting up a trust helps avoids the state “death” tax which is a redistribution of your wealth. It allows you to keep a probate situation from turning into a litigation. It’s not a tax shelter unless very wealthy. Life insurance policy is outside the estate. Can be put into a trust if substantial.
Shemwell & Weems: commercial litigation, oil & gas litigation, professional liability defense, collections and bankruptcy, business forma on.
Landry: insurance defense, medical malpractice, employment law