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Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith Welcomes Three Litigators To New Orleans Office…

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith Welcomes Three Litigators To New Orleans Office

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith Welcomes Three Attorneys To Its New Orleans, Louisiana Office

New Orleans, LA (December 29, 2011) – Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith (GJTBS) is pleased to announce the addition of three litigators to its New Orleans office.  Kristin K. Robbins, Jason A. Camelford and John “Jack” Shelton join the growing legal team in New Orleans to meet client needs across Louisiana.

Kristin K. Robbins’s areas of practice include medical malpractice, accounting malpractice, insurance defense and coverage, construction litigation, general personal injury litigation, and environmental law. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, Kristin earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School,. While at Tulane, she served as managing editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, authoring the article Artists Beware: The Effect of the First Circuit’s Refusal to Apply VARA to Site-Specific Art, 9 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 395 (2007).

Kristin is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts. A native Midwesterner, she is also admitted to practice in all Nebraska state courts. In her free time, she volunteers as an adjunct hearing officer with Tulane University’s Office of Student Conduct.

Jason A. Camelford hails from Toronto, Canada.  He completed his undergraduate education at McGill University, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.  He went on to his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.  While at Tulane, Jason was President of the Business Law Society and was Vice President of his second and third year classes.  Jason was also Director of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program in his third year.

After graduation, Jason worked with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office conducting bench and jury trials.  Jason eagerly moved back to New Orleans and now practices in the areas of insurance defense, business law, premises liability, insurance coverage and general commercial litigation.  Jason is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Louisiana.  He is a member of the St. Bernard Parish and Federal Bar Associations.

A Memphis native, John “Jack” Shelton attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he focused on a business track and worked as a student attorney in the Business Legal Clinic.  Jack was a research editor and symposium editor for the University of Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, and he received awards for obtaining the highest grades in his Legal Writing and Securities Regulation courses.  Jack received his J.D. cum laude.

After law school, Jack did a brief stint in the legal department of a vessel chartering company in Germany, where he handled transactional work and claims related to charter parties, vessel damage, and cargo damage.  Deciding to further pursue his career in maritime law, Jack moved to New Orleans to earn an  LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Admiralty from Tulane University Law School.

Jack’s practice encompasses all aspects of maritime transactions and disputes including charter parties, carriage of goods by sea, vessel and cargo damage, personal injury litigation defense, limitation of liability, marine insurance, and collision.  In addition to maritime law, Jack’s practice involves property insurance litigation defense and corporate transactions.

GJTBS is proud to welcome these exceptional attorneys to the firm.

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Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith (GJTBS) is a Gulf South regional law firm dedicated to delivering value in legal counsel for over a generation to local, national and international clients in dozens of industries and professions.  GJTBS has offices in ten cities across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Missouri.