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Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice Welcomes Two New Partners Specializing in Worker’s Compensation Defense and Special Education Defense for School Districts

01/15/2018 12:00 AM

Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice LLP, a Louisiana regional law firm focusing its practice in education and insurance defense, is pleased to announce Linda K. Ewbank and Dr. Wayne T. Stewart as new partners effective January 1, 2018.

Ms. Ewbank is based in the firm’s Monroe, Louisiana office; and Dr. Stewart works from the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana office.

“Linda and Wayne epitomize the diverse talent Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice brings to client service. In addition to being tremendous lawyers, they are both greatly admired for their unique achievements,” said Kenneth F. Sills, Managing Partner of the firm. “With both an MBA and a JD, Linda possesses outstanding civil litigation skills and has significant experience in insurance defense, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation defense. Holding both a Ph.D. in psychology and a JD, Wayne is one of the top attorneys in the state advising school districts, especially those working in the area of special education. Both are deeply dedicated to providing exemplary service to their clients. We welcome them to the firm’s partnership.”

Workers Compensation Expert
A graduate of Northeast Louisiana University and Louisiana State University, Linda is a key member of the Civil Defense Litigation team at Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice helping defend Louisiana based clients against unreasonable and fraudulent claims. She is an expert at helping both self-insured employers and worker compensation insurers defeat meritless work injury claims, whether during administration of a claim or before the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Court. She is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Special Education Training and Legal Defense Professional
A graduate of Duke University, Louisiana State University and Loyola, Dr. Stewart’s practice focuses on Special Education defense cases and Section 504 law. He provides legal guidance and a defense to school districts in connection with due process hearings, State level administrative complaints, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, and lawsuits in both state and federal courts in Louisiana. He is also a trusted expert providing in-service training for school districts and other personnel concerning the various procedures and laws involving special education students and services. Dr Stewart is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

About Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
With offices in both Baton Rouge and Monroe, Hammonds Sills Adkins & Guice LLP primarily represents 50+ public school districts in Louisiana, local public entities, State agencies, as well as, numerous insurance companies and private clients throughout the state. Our seasoned litigators and legal practitioners are known for placing clients first, thinking like business people and providing our clients with viable and innovative solutions that offer them the best possible resolution. Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice has received the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.