Patrick W. Pendley

Patrick W. Pendley

Attorney

Pat Pendley, senior partner at Pendley, Baudin and Coffin, L.L.P., has practiced law continuously since 1967, with a general practice of law in all areas, except patent and tax law.  Beginning in 1981 with his first environmental class action, Mr. Pendley's practice in the class action and mass tort areas has involved toxic tort cases, consumer insurance class cases, product liability class cases and mineral rights royalty underpayment claims.  The number of class cases and mass tort cases in which he has been involved exceeds one hundred cases in both federal and state courts around the country.  Mr. Pendley has served, by court appointment, as a member of numerous plaintiff steering committees, as well as in leadership positions in many of these cases.  These cases have ranged in the number of clients from a few hundred up to hundreds of thousands of class members.  Mr. Pendley has litigated cases against some of the largest corporations in the United States over the past thirty years.

Additionally, Mr. Pendley has represented both landowners and expropriatory authorities in several hundred eminent domain cases dating back to the early 1970?s and continuing to this day.

Education & Professional Background

  • Undergraduate ? Louisiana State University and McNeese College
  • Louisiana State University (J.D., 1967)
  • AV rated for over 30 years

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1967
  • United States Supreme Court, 2001
  • United States Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, 1981
  • All United States District Courts in Louisiana
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Wyoming
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

Activities & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • International Society of Barristers
  • 18th Judicial District Court Bar Association
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer 2008 ? 2011
  • Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association