Forrest Ren Wilkes

Forrest Ren Wilkes

Practice Areas: Local Counsel, Tort and Insurance Litigation, Mass and Toxic Tort

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Resident in New Orleans, Louisiana

Education

Undergraduate School:
Princeton University, A.B.

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law

Admissions

Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas

Honors and Distinctions

Law School Honors:

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor - Mississippi Cases

Professional Honors:

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2016 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2012 Bet-the-Company Litigation

Associations

The Mississippi Bar 

Louisiana Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Speaking and Publications

Seminar Presentations:

  • "Consumer Product Cases" 2007 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More, Part II
  • "Equipment, Pump and Valve Cases"  2008 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More Part II
  • HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "Third Party Liability Under Louisiana Law" HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • HarrisMartin's 2011 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "The Evolution of Machinery and Equipment Cases" HB Litigation's 15th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2012
  • "Voir Dire in Complex/Multi-Party Toxic Tort Litigation:  The Defense Perspective" 2013 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 22nd Annual Spring CLE Program:  Fuel, Food, Fibers and More:  Blazing New Trails in the Desert Sun"
  • "Bounced Verdicts - Brown v. Union Carbide and ConocoPhillips and Litigation Update - Key Rulings From Hot Jurisdictions" 2013 Defense Research Institute Asbestos Medicine Seminar

Publications:

  • "1987 Mississippi Supreme Court Review:  Civil Procedure" 57 Miss. L. J. 443 (1987)

Undergraduate School:
Princeton University, A.B.

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law

Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas

Law School Honors:

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor - Mississippi Cases

Professional Honors:

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2016 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2012 Bet-the-Company Litigation

The Mississippi Bar 

Louisiana Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Seminar Presentations:

  • "Consumer Product Cases" 2007 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More, Part II
  • "Equipment, Pump and Valve Cases"  2008 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More Part II
  • HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "Third Party Liability Under Louisiana Law" HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • HarrisMartin's 2011 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "The Evolution of Machinery and Equipment Cases" HB Litigation's 15th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2012
  • "Voir Dire in Complex/Multi-Party Toxic Tort Litigation:  The Defense Perspective" 2013 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 22nd Annual Spring CLE Program:  Fuel, Food, Fibers and More:  Blazing New Trails in the Desert Sun"
  • "Bounced Verdicts - Brown v. Union Carbide and ConocoPhillips and Litigation Update - Key Rulings From Hot Jurisdictions" 2013 Defense Research Institute Asbestos Medicine Seminar

Publications:

  • "1987 Mississippi Supreme Court Review:  Civil Procedure" 57 Miss. L. J. 443 (1987)
Education

Undergraduate School:
Princeton University, A.B.

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law

Admissions

Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas

Honors and Distinctions

Law School Honors:

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor - Mississippi Cases

Professional Honors:

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2016 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2012 Bet-the-Company Litigation

Associations

The Mississippi Bar 

Louisiana Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Speaking and Publications

Seminar Presentations:

  • "Consumer Product Cases" 2007 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More, Part II
  • "Equipment, Pump and Valve Cases"  2008 HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference:  Peripheral No More Part II
  • HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "Third Party Liability Under Louisiana Law" HarrisMartin's 2010 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • HarrisMartin's 2011 Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference Co-Chair
  • "The Evolution of Machinery and Equipment Cases" HB Litigation's 15th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference 2012
  • "Voir Dire in Complex/Multi-Party Toxic Tort Litigation:  The Defense Perspective" 2013 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 22nd Annual Spring CLE Program:  Fuel, Food, Fibers and More:  Blazing New Trails in the Desert Sun"
  • "Bounced Verdicts - Brown v. Union Carbide and ConocoPhillips and Litigation Update - Key Rulings From Hot Jurisdictions" 2013 Defense Research Institute Asbestos Medicine Seminar

Publications:

  • "1987 Mississippi Supreme Court Review:  Civil Procedure" 57 Miss. L. J. 443 (1987)