504-524-8556 (New Orleans)
Health Care; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Litigation; Professional Liability Defense; Kidney Failure; Environmental Litigation; Toxic Tort Defense; Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material; Oil & Gas Law; Employment Law
Awards & Recognition:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2018
Best Lawyers in America
Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants, 2012-2018
U.S. News – Best Lawyers
Best Law Firm, Tier 1, Medical Malpractice Defense, 2015-2018
Leadership in Law, 2014, awarded by New Orleans CityBusiness
New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, 2009, 2011-2014
Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law,
Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2012-2014
2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Labor and Employment Law,
The American Lawyer Magazine, 2012
Tulane University, J.D., 1992
Tulane University, B.A., History, 1983
Bar and Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
U.S. Supreme Court
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans Board of Directors,
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans Board of Directors
Louisiana State Bar Association, Pro Bono Publico Award, 2017
Louisiana Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, Pro Bono Project, 2015
Resource Attorney, Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, 1995
Guy C. Curry, an owner and senior partner of Curry, Caviness & Webb has amassed over 25 years of extensive experience in providing legal consultation, assistance, advice, and representation to risk managers, claims handlers, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians, and other health care professionals and organizations in connection with a wide array of health care and general liability matters. Since entering the practice of law, Guy’s focus has been primarily on medical malpractice and health care defense, involving numerous medical practice areas, specialties, and subspecialties. He has successfully managed such cases through all phases of litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Louisiana.
In addition to his health care work, Guy has extensive experience in environmental law defense which began as a law student when he was the Junior Managing Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal. He has represented oil and gas and chemical companies in all aspects of litigation, including both property damage and toxic tort bodily injury. Guy has litigated toxic tort cases ranging from mass tort chemical exposure cases including those arising from exposure to chemicals and products such as ammonia, chlorine, benzene, caustic, and PCBs to pipeyard NORM exposure cases. He has represented oil and gas clients in NORM exposure cases brought by thousands of plaintiffs in the New Orleans area. He has worked closely with environmental engineers, health physicists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, chemists, and other experts in defending these cases, which often involve multiple plaintiffs and voluminous documents.
Guy is also experienced in handling Employment law issue, having represented clients in litigation matters including employment discrimination and civil rights cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act and their associated amendments, Title VII for gender discrimination, age discrimination, wage and hour disputes, hostile environment claims, sexual harassment, unemployment benefits, the Equal Pay Act, defense against whistleblower actions, retaliation, and breach of contract claims. He has tried these cases to favorable verdict at the federal court level. Often times, he steers his clients through their various employment-related conflicts and/or claims and is available to review personnel policies and manuals, assist in the implementation and review of existing policies, advise in the handling of personnel matters and analyze potential employee relations problems before they become lawsuits.
Guy actively supports the community through the firm’s commitment to pro bono service. It is this commitment that has earned recognition as the Pro Bono Project’s Law Firm of the Year in 2015 and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017. Additionally, Guy serves as a board member for both Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans and Daughters of Charity Foundation, and was a co-chair of the DCSNO 2017 Keeping Our Promises Gala.
When he is not in the courtroom, Guy frequents another kind of court, as an avid player of competitive tennis. Guy also enjoys time spent with his children, particularly seeing the fruits of their crafts in theater and on stage.