Louisiana RV Law
About Fred Pharis
Fred A. Pharis' legal career began in 1983 when he joined the law firm of Pharis & Pharis to practice with his father, Jean, and his uncle, James. Since then, he has successfully represented 100's of consumers in litigation in Federal, State, and City courts and has advised 1000's more. He also maintains an active practice in the areas of personal injury law and products liability law.
Successful suits have been brought against such major manufacturers as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz of North America, Nissan, Winnebago, American Honda, Toyota, Polaris, Caterpillar, Kenworth, Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., Champion Mobile Homes, Dryvit, Inc., and others, regarding defective cars, motor homes, mobile homes, custom built houses, synthetic stucco, tractor-trailers, four-wheelers, lawnmowers, and recreational boats.
Some cases are not just lemon law, but also involve personal injury, thus are considered products liability cases.
Construction defect cases involving the New Home Warranty Act and commercial construction cases have been part of Fred's experience. Cases have also involved defective commercial fertilizer injuring crops produced by the famous Forest Hill ,La., nursery community.
Fred graduated from LSU (Paul M. Hebert) Law School in 1982 and then was a law clerk for the Hon. Jimmy Stoker, Third Circuit Court of Appeal, for one year. While in law school, he took part in products liability and tort courses that greatly prepared him for work in the area of consumers' rights, and worked for law firms, including his family's firm.
Many cases are referred to Fred from other attorneys and he is known state-wide as an "expert"* in the area of consumer rights. In addition, Fred helped other attorneys when he testified as an expert witness in helping establish reasonable attorney's fees to be awarded in defect cases. Fred was interviewed and quoted as a knowledgeable source in Lawyer's Weekly USA national attorney's bi-monthly newspaper in the area of mobile home litigation (May, 2000). Fred has served as a member of the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Fred's trial experience has been before Federal, State, and City Court judges, and before juries. However, the vast majority of such cases are settled before trial and are no doubt based in large part of Fred's thorough knowledge of the law and the zealousness with which he represents his clients.
He and his wife, Laura, live in Pineville, and have four children.
At Pharis Law Offices, we strive to enable you to make the best decisions on what may be the most important issue on your personal table - buying something that has defects and the manufacturer/seller just won't respond or respond properly. We want to bring the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Out team emphasizes communication, professionalism, ability and concern.
Pharis Law Offices has been working together with clients for over 35 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Schedule your free phone consultation today. (318) 445-8266.
Graduate of LSU (undergrad) and Paul M. Hebert (LSU) Law School (1982, J.D), Fred learned from his father Judge F. Jean Pharis and uncle James A. Pharis, Jr., after joining the law firm of Pharis & Pharis after law school. 38 years later, he is considered an accomplished and well-known litigation-lemon law-personal injury attorney, experienced in State and Federal Courts throughout the state.
Certified paralegal with over 30 years experience, her expertise and professionalism are praised by friends and opponents alike. She gets things done in the most expeditious, yet thorough, manner possible. A vital member of our team!
Young, but experienced, Carrie is adept at dealing with the public, whether it be clients or opposing attorneys, impressing them with her personable , willing, and professional attitude. Proficient in all aspects of lawyer support, she is ready, willing, and vital to our success!