Jack C. Benjamin

Jack C. Benjamin

Of Counsel
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-522-2304
877-591-2354
Fax:
504-528-9973
Email:

Jack C. Benjamin (P.L.C.). Position: Of Counsel. Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, September 15, 1927; admitted to bar, 1950, Louisiana. Education: Tulane University (A.B., 1948; LL.B., 1950). Phi Delta Phi. Member, Advisory Board, Maritime Law Center, 1987--; Dean's Advisory Board, Tulane Law School, 1987-1996; Tulane Law School Development Committee, 1987--; Secretary-Treasurer, Tulane Law School American Inn of Court, 1988--; Board of Directors, Tulane Alumni Association, 1989-1990; Emeritus Club (1998- ). Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1955-1957.

Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Board, 1990--, President, 1996-1999, Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence. Member, New Orleans (Member, Executive Committee, 1975-1978; Second Vice-President, 1980-1981, 1986-1987; First Vice President, 1988-1989; President Elect, 1989-1990); President, 1990-1991; Louisiana State (Member, House of Delegates, 1975-1979; Chairman, Selection of Judicial Candidate Committee, 1980-1982; Chairman, Task Force to Study Selection/Election of Judges, 1987-1989; Chairman, Section on Composition and Administration of the Judiciary, 1987-1991; Chairman, Special Committee on Judicial Process, 1991-1993; Member, Advisory Board, Louisiana Center for Law Related Education, 1991-1996; Board, President-Elect, 1996-1997; President, 1997-1998), Federal and American Bar Associations (Member, House of Delegates, 1992-1993); Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Chairman, Environmental Law Section, 1970-1973); Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1972-1976); Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Judicature Society; Maritime Law Association of the United States. Lifetime Fellow: Louisiana Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; American Inn of Court Foundation.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • General Tort
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Offshore Injuries
  • Securities Fraud

Email:

JBENJAMIN@GAINSBEN.COM

Year Joined Firm

  • 1958

Areas of Practice

  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Products Liability Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1950
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1950
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1950
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1959
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • LL.B. - 1950
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • A.B. - 1948

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Fellow, Louisiana Bar Association
  • Lifetime Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Inn of Court Foundation
  • President's Award, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Distinguished Lawyer Award, Louisiana Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Center, Member, Advisory Board, 1987 - Present
  • Tulane Law School, Dean's Advisory Board, 1987 - 1996
  • Tulane Law School, Member, Development Committee, 1987 - Present
  • Tulane Law School American Inn of Court, Secretary-Treasurer, 1998 - Present
  • Tulane Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1989 - 1990
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1955 - 1957
  • American Arbitration Association, Member, National Panel of Arbitrators
  • Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 - Present
  • Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence, President, 1996 - 1999
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1975 - 1978
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Second Vice-President, 1980-1981; 1986-1987
  • New Orleans Bar Association, First Vice President, 1988 - 1989
  • New Orleans Bar Association, President-elect, 1989 - 1990
  • New Orleans Bar Association, President, 1990 - 1991
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1975 - 1979
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Selection of Judicial Candidate Committee, 1980 - 1982
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Task Force to Study Selection/Election of Judges, 1987 - 1989
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Section of Composition and Administration of the Judiciary, 1987 - 1991
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Special Committee on Judicial Process, 1991 - 1993
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Advisory Board, Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Education
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors and President-elect, Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Education, 1996-1997
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, President, Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Education, 1997 - 1998
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Nominating Committee, 1999
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1992 - 1993
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, State Chairman, Section of Environmental Law, 1970 - 1973
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1972 - 1976
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Emeritus, 1993 - 1997
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi