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Judge Dismisses Remaining Buisson Claims

June 21, 2017

In Buisson Creative Strategies, LLC, et al vs Christopher Roberts, et al USDC ED of LA Civil Action No 15-6272 the plaintiffs filed suit against the Defendants Christopher Roberts and the Parish of Jefferson seeking to have an Ordinance of the Parish Council authored by Christopher Roberts declared unconstitutional based on alleged violations of the First Amendment, Equal Protection, Due Process, the Contracts Clause and the prohibition on Bills of Attainder.   The suit additionally so…

Omar K. Mason

Omar K. Mason

Position

Shareholder              

Contact Information

Tel: 504.569.8318

Fax: 504.569.1801

omason@aarongianna.com

 

Career Overview

Omar is a Shareholder of Aaron & Gianna, PLC  A Professional Law Corporation.  He is a native New Orleanian and practices in the areas of Product Liability Defense, Insurance Defense, Commercial Litigation and General Business. After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1996, he attended and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He began his law practice in 1999 focusing primarily on plaintiff personal injury matters, class actions and complex litigation. Early in his career, Omar was part of the Plaintiff's trial team representing a class of Louisiana smokers and former smokers in tobacco class action litigation. Later, starting in 2003, he represented business clients in the gaming industry and defended others against asbestos claims.

As a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Omar relocated to Houston, Texas where he practiced for over six years with a Houston-based law firm, representing business clients in the automobile sales industry as well as banking institutions and small businesses in litigation. Realizing the strong potential and need for economic and social growth in his hometown, New Orleans, Omar and his family returned to the city in the early fall of 2012 and joined the law firm of Montgomery Barnett where he remained until becoming a shareholder of Aaron & Gianna in February of 2015.

Omar is licensed to practice and has actively practiced law in the State of Louisiana since 1999 and in the State of Texas since 2006.    He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star.  Omar is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana and Texas.

Omar was a member of the 2013 inaugural class of the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, a joint program of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Native American Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific Bar Association.   He is a diversity facilitator with the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Tulane University Law School Trial Advocacy Program, and an adjunct faculty member of LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center Trial Advocacy Training Program.  Omar has served on the faculty for the Tulane University Law School Winter Intercession Civil Litigation Pre-Trial Boot Camp and is a member of the Skills Curriculum Faculty at Loyola University College of Law.  He serves as coach of the Tulane University Law School Black Law Students Association Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, and is a member of the 2013-14 Class of the Loyola University Institute of Politics.

 

Education

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999 Juris Doctor

Louisana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 1996 Bachelor of Arts Major: English (Creative Writing)

 

Admissions to Practice

Louisiana, 1999

Texas, 2006

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2000

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2000

U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2000

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2011

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2011

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2011

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011

 

Areas of Practice

Product Liability Defense

Insurance (Defense, Coverage, Products and Self Insured Claims) 

Commercial Litigation

General Business

 

 

Previous Firm Affiliations

Montgomery Barnett, LLP,2012 - 2015

Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C., 2006 - 2012

Lynn Luker & Associates, LLC, 2003 - 2005

Carter & Cates, A Partnership of Professional Law Corporations, 1999 - 2003

 

Professional Memberships/Activities

Louisiana State Bar Association, (Member)

State Bar of Texas, (Member)

National Bar Association (Member)

New Orleans Bar Association (Member)

Louis A. Martinet Legal Society (Member)

American Inns of Court, Tulane University Inn (Member)

American Inns of Court, St. Thomas More Inn – Loyola College of Law (Member) 

 

Teaching Experience

Tulane University School of Law, Spring Intersession Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Boot Camp (Adjunct Faculty Member)

Tulane University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program (Adjunct Faculty Member)

LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Trial Advocacy Training Program (Adjunct Faculty Member)

Loyola Law School, Skills Curriculum Faculty

 

Honors and Distinctions

AV rated , Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Named a 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star

 

 Fraternities/Sororities

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Omega