Practice Areas Overview
At the law office of Steve Irving, LLC, we provide sound legal advice and strong, effective representation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and nationwide in the areas of personal injury, environmental law and toxic torts, zoning laws and ERISA matters. For quality legal assistance that gets results in any of these areas, contact Steve Irving, LLC.
We work tirelessly on behalf of people injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others, holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions and obtaining a financial recovery that compensates for the damages caused. Our firm handles all manner of serious injuries arising out of car, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, product defects, medical malpractice, slips and falls on dangerous premises, workplace injuries, explosions, exposure to pesticides and more. Steve Irving was responsible for one of the biggest personal injury recoveries in the state, achieving over ten million dollars for the victim of a traffic accident rendered paraplegic in the case of Bowie v. Young
Our personal injury law practice includes a particular area of expertise in the field of environmental toxic torts, representing landowners with injury claims due to exposure to toxic substances. We have represented environmental groups and individuals in class actions, including one of the earliest environmental justice cases in the U.S. (McCastle v. Rollins) and arguably the most important environmental case litigated in Louisiana to date (Save Ourselves, Inc.).
We handle all types of environmental toxic tort claims, including groundwater contamination and remediation, and soil contamination from brownfields to Superfund sites. See our page on Environmental Law/Toxic Torts for more information.
Zoning and land use issues can arise in a variety of situations, including residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use settings. From initial planning and land acquisition to development, construction and alterations, landowners and parish governments can find themselves at odds over the proper interpretation and application of complex legal matters. We handle complicated issues such as vested rights and nonconforming use, and the imposition of dedications and impact fees on proposed developments according to the principle of rough proportionality.
We represent parishes as well as landowners in the field of zoning law, which gives us a unique perspective in understanding the issue from all angles, formulating an effective litigation strategy, and finding an acceptable resolution with the zoning matter.
In many areas of our practice, we come across issues dealing with disability, medical, or death benefits through employee benefit plans covered under ERISA. As a federal statute, ERISA preempts state law claims in many instances. When ERISA is involved, complex legal advice is needed early in the process, while materials are being submitted. We help people with ERISA-related claims throughout our entire practice.