Schyler Brooks

About Schyler

Schyler Brooks is an Attorney at Murphy Law Firm practicing in the area of Product Liability and Mass Torts. 

Schyler earned his J.D. in 2019 from Southern University Law Center and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2013 from Louisiana State University.

Schyler has clerked for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, and Murphy Law Firm. Working as a law clerk has given him invaluable experience in the operations of law firms, and he uses this experience to better assist and serve his clients.  

Schyler is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

In his spare time, he enjoys baking, playing with his cat and hedgehog, the outdoors, and spending time with his friends and family.

Education

 Southern University Law Center – Juris Doctorate

 Louisiana State University – Bachelor of Arts

Brian L. McCullogh

About Brian

Brian L. McCullough is a native of Baton Rouge and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to attend Louisiana State University in 1998.

Graduating with a business degree, Brian then attended Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law. Having faced Hurricane Katrina as a law student, Brian understands the frustrations of facing personal loss, not knowing where to turn for answers, and having to work with insurance companies and government agencies fighting through a recovery. He brings that understanding and experience to the table when walking hand in hand with clients through the claims process to litigation. During his second and third year, Brian served as a law clerk with the Louisiana Department of Justice.

After graduating and being admitted to the bar in 2007, Brian spent time as an Assistant Attorney General before moving into commercial litigation where he was involved at all of the various levels of complex litigation and appellate advocacy involving some of the Capital City’s most-publicized cases over the last several years.

Brian currently lives in his hometown of Baton Rouge and enjoys cooking, Tiger athletics, coaching youth baseball, and spending time with his family, friends, and clients.

Education

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law – Juris Doctorate

Louisiana State University – Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Denise Vinet

About Denise

Denise Vinet is a lifelong resident of Louisiana with over 34 years of experience representing people throughout Louisiana and the United States. 

Denise grew up in Thibodaux, Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree from Nicholls State University and thereafter graduated, cum laude, from Southern University School of Law. Denise’s experience working for her father’s law firm inspired her legal career fighting big insurance companies and corporate America. She has a wealth of experience in personal injury, worker’s compensation, longshoreman, admiralty, maritime personal injury, multi-party complex litigation, and mass tort. She has tried many jury and bench trials and has successfully argued cases before various courts of appeal, including the United States Supreme Court. 

Denise also performs pro-bono work through the Baton Rouge Bar Association and has been recognized for excellence in performing over 100 hours of community service on behalf of underprivileged populations. Denise Vinet is dedicated to serving Louisiana and representing injured individuals.  

Education

 Southern University School of Law – Juris Doctorate

 Nicholls State University – Bachelor’s Degree

Lawrence Gettys

About Lawrence

Lawrence Gettys is an accomplished trial lawyer who handles cases throughout the State of Louisiana. Lawrence’s practice focuses on asbestos exposure cases, as well as premises liability, product liability, and toxic tort matters. He has represented thousands of clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across the state of Louisiana for over 20 years. Lawrence has presented arguments on behalf of clients in hundreds of hearings. He also tried numerous cases resulting in significant victories for his clients.

Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Mississippi. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Lawrence served on the Moot Court Board where he was awarded the Best Brief and his group won Best Team. Active in the legal community, Lawrence is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Lawrence has been admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Louisiana and the State Bar of Texas. 

Education

 Southern University Law Center – Juris Doctorate

 University of Mississippi – Bachelor’s Degree

Renee Pennington

About Renee

Renee is originally from Houston, Texas, grew up in Lafayette, La and has been a resident of Baton Rouge for the last 18 years. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. Renee graduated from high school from St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette, La, in 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co, in 2000, and her Juris Doctorate and Diploma in Civil Law from LSU Law School in 2009. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association and Louisiana Association for Justice.

Education

 LSU Law School – Juris Doctorate

 Colorado State University  – Bachelor’s Degree

Jim Moore

About Jim

A native of Baton Rouge, Jim Moore received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (LSU). He then moved to Washington, D.C., where he became the Director of Development for the American Legislative Exchange Council, America’s largest national membership organization of state legislators.

Five years later, Jim returned to Louisiana and LSU, where he received his Juris Doctor degree from the LSU Law Center.

Jim then married his wonderful wife, Connie, and moved to Lafayette, LA, where he practiced: automotive casualty; general personal injury; maritime personal injury and admiralty; workers’ compensation; premises and landowner liability; law enforcement and emergency response liability; and, insurance contract interpretation. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1996, continuing in his prior practice fields, as well as litigation of disability and medical malpractice cases.

Regardless of the field, he has always been a litigator. He has appeared before state courts of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, and he was the successful Counsel of Record in a matter brought before the United States Supreme Court involving sovereign immunity for American Indian Tribal Nations.  He has been admitted to the Bars of all Louisiana state and federal district courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern and Southern federal district courts for Texas, and the Louisiana Coushatta Tribal Court.

Jim is a Certified Mediator, authored the latest primer on Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association law published by the Louisiana Law Review, and is a frequent speaker and instructor of continuing legal education classes for Louisiana attorneys.

Jim is also the proud father of two awesome young adults, both at LSU and keeping the tradition alive. His proudest achievements (with some help from Connie) are his son, Jimmy, and daughter, Julia. They make everything matter, and they are proud their father is a part of the Murphy Law Firm, where he can devote all his efforts to helping injured persons in need of an experienced, compassionate trial attorney.

Education

 Louisiana State University Law School – Class of 1992

 Louisiana State University – Class of 1984

Troy Morain

About Troy

A lifelong Baton Rougean, Troy Morain is enjoying his 30th year of representing the injured and their families throughout the state of Louisiana.

Troy’s core beliefs’ revolve around personal responsibility and accountability, so it is no small wonder that he has time and again successfully won verdicts and settlements for the injured against those responsible for horrible 18 wheeler wrecks, concrete truck negligence, automobile wrecks, as well as any act that causes harm to another.

From Ruston to Fourchon, Lake Charles to Pascagoula, and all points in between, Troy has earned the respect of the courts by diligently representing his clients in order to maximize their recovery.

Having graduated from Central High School Troy went on to earn a political science degree from LSU. After graduation from Southern University Law Center in 1988, Troy has practiced continuously in Baton Rouge representing clients in City Courts, District Courts, Appellate Courts, LA Supreme Court, Federal Courts, Bankruptcy Courts as well as Administrative Law Courts and Local Tribunals.

There is nothing Troy loves more than spending time with his family, often at their camp on Grand Isle. He is married to the former Suzanne Guidry of Cut Off, LA, and has two of the “GREATEST” children in the world(Troy’s words) in their son John Morgan and daughter Sarah. When not on the water fishing the Gulf of Mexico, Troy can be found in his Grand Isle kitchen cooking for his family and most of the neighborhood…the bigger the better.

Troy is extremely excited to be a team member of the Murphy Law firm family and is available both day and night for consultation.

Education

 Southern University Law Center – Doctorate, Class of 1988

 Louisiana State University – Class of 1984

Peyton Murphy

About Peyton

Peyton Murphy is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is married to Jenny Murphy. After completing his undergraduate study at Louisiana State University in 1988, Peyton P. Murphy was immediately admitted to law school. He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in 1991.

Peyton P. Murphy was admitted to the Connecticut State Bar and the Louisiana State Bar in 1992 and 1993, respectively.

Mr. Murphy is also licensed in the Western, Middle, and Eastern District of the Federal U.S. District Courts in Louisiana as well as the United States Supreme Court. Peyton P. Murphy is an active member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Following law school, Mr. Murphy worked for a state district judge as a law clerk and then for an insurance defense law firm. In 1993, Mr. Murphy founded Murphy Law Firm, LLC, a firm that has a proven track record representing clients who have been injured in accidents, defective drugs, and dangerous products, in its 24 years of litigation.

Murphy Law Firm, LLC is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and represents clients throughout the state. Peyton Murphy concentrates in the areas of personal injury, trial advocacy, class actions, and insurance law, whereby individuals or their loved ones have been victimized.

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Education

 Tulane Law School – Juris Doctorate – Class of 1991

 Louisiana State University – Class of 1988