Attorneys

Steven B. Rabalais
 
Steve Rabalais is an attorney with broad experience in a variety of cases including trucking and auto cases, premises liability, insurance coverage, oil and gas, construction, product liability, and general casualty cases; as well as commercial matters involving business formation, oil and gas operations, and contractual disputes.
 
Mr. Rabalais was born October 10, 1960.  He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1982 (summa cum laude), and his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1985, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board.  He is admitted to practice in all of the various civil and appellate courts in Louisiana as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana.
 
His legal memberships include the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations. He is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  He has been a guest speaker at both the American Bar Association "Transportation Megaconference" as well as the Louisiana Motor Transport Association Annual Meeting.  Mr. Rabalais recently spoke on the topic of "The Act 312 Settlement Process" at the Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans (PLANO) Executive Night Seminar.
 

Christopher H. Hebert
 
Chris Hebert practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and general liability matters including maritime, Jones Act, Longshoreman, workers' compensation, premises liability, and automobile claims.  He also devotes a portion of his practice to insurance coverage matters and litigation.  Mr. Hebert also maintains a general civil practice concentrating on the review of oilfield and other contracts and related insurance issues.
 
Mr. Hebert is a lifelong resident of Louisiana.  He received his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 1990, cum laude, where he served as one of the editors of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.  He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1987, summa cum laude, and received a B.S. in Commercial Banking.  He is admitted to practice in all of the various civil and appellate courts in Louisiana as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana.
 
His legal memberships include the Lafayette Parish, Louisiana State and The Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
 

Fred W. Davis
 
Fred Davis is Of Counsel to the firm and practices in the area of civil litigation. Mr. Davis also maintains a general civil practice including residential and commercial real estate closings, successions and wills, personal injury litigation, as well representing local businesses handling corporate formations, commercial litigation and collection matters. He is an approved attorney for Lawyer's Title Insurance and numerous lending institutions and mortgage companies.Mr. Davis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1955. He graduated from Duquesne University in 1980, cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1983. He is admitted to practice in all the various civil and appellate courts in Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana.
 
His legal memberships include the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations. Mr. Davis was a 2005 finalist for the Times of Acadiana's "Best Lawyer in Lafayette" award. He is also a Notary instructor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette preparing students for the state wide notarial examination.
 

Melvin A. Eiden
meiden@rhhnet.com
 
Mel Eiden is Of Counsel to the Firm and  practices in the area of civil litigation with emphasis on personal injury defense and insurance coverage issues including maritime, oilfield, environmental, premises liability, products liability and general casualty as well as all surplus lines matters.
 
Mr. Eiden was born in New York, New York, November 3, 1949.  He graduated from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz in 1973.  He received a Masters degree in Public Service Administration from Russell Sage College in 1983.  He received his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York in 1989, Magna Cum Laude.
 
He is admitted to practice in all of the various civil and appellate courts in New York and Louisiana, as well as the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Courts in Louisiana.
 
His legal memberships include the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana Bar Associations.  He also has been a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, NAPSLO and the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association.
 

Blake T. Couvillion
 
Blake Couvillion joins us with 8 years of experience as a large loss transportation claims adjuster, as well as experience in handling other property and casualty claims for both personal and commercial lines clients. Blake earned his law degree from the Southern University Law Center in December 2016. He ranked first in his graduating class while also working full-time as a claims professional and later as a paralegal for our firm. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and an Associate in Claims certificate from The Institutes. Blake is licensed to practice law in all Louisiana courts.