Trey Woods works on the firm's first and third party property, casualty and liability coverage and defense cases, at the primary and excess levels. These include environmental claims, including class actions; defense of personal injury claims arising out of construction, industrial, highway, and automotive accidents; defense of construction defect and design defect claims, and subrogation prosecution.
Trey leads the firms' efforts with respect to the BP litigation matters handled by the firm.
Trey has experience managing all aspects of numerous personal injury, wrongful death, insurance, and commercial contract dispute cases on both the plaintiff and defense side from initial client interview to trial. Trey worked two years as a Common Benefit attorney on the BP MDL under the co-liaison counsel. For the BP MDL, provided support to the trial team creating trial exhibits and prepping expert witnesses, provided support on expert reports, became the point person for process safety evidence and research, drafted the current form of the evidence litigation packet, and provided support to numerous depositions all while extensively participating in one of the largest document review projects ever performed. Trey provided document review and support work on Pool Products MDL, Chinese Drywall MDL and Tylenol MDL along with Asbestos litigation. Expert knowledge of the BP Settlement Program. Provided oral and written opinions for the Settlement program’s current policy decisions and to the Third Party Seafood Neutral on multiple issues and interpretations. Expertise in latest trends in social media law. Organized and attended all of the expert examinations of the explosion site while preserving relevant evidence, developing the theories of liability and performing duties as expert liaison for a plaintiff group in the West Texas Fertilizer Explosion litigation. Founder and President for the Red Shoe Society of New Orleans, sitting on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House and serving as Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Orleans Parish.
Millsaps College Jackson, MS
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2007.
Minors of Economics and Political Science.
Presidential Scholar, 2006.
Deans Scholar, 2006 & 2007.
Omicron Delta Epsilon: Economics Honorary.
Omicron Delta Kappa: Leadership Honorary.
Phi Alpha Delta.
Founded Moot Court Team, 2006.
Student Body Association, Campus-Wide Senator, 2005 – 2007.
Millsaps Purple and White, Staff Writer, 2005 – 2007.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
House Manager, 2006.
Judicial Chair, 2006.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law New Orleans, LA
Juris Doctor, Common Law Division, 2010.
Certificate in Civil Law.
Trial Advocacy Member, 2008 – 2010.
Runner-Up Cross-Examination Intramurals Award, 2008.
Student Bar Association, Sergeant-at-Arms, 2008.
Case study paper of Exxon v. Baker.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Business New Orleans, LA
Masters of Business Administration, 2010.
“Beginners Guide to Documenting Insurance Claims after Natural Disasters” The Sidebar Winter Edition 2013, p. 5 (December 2013).
“A Guide to Documenting Satisfactory Proof of Loss” Louisiana Advocate Vol. XXVIII, No. 9, p. 16 (September 2013).
SPEECHES AND PAPERS
“New E-Discovery Sources, Tips and Tactics” Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 2013.
“Handling Social Media, E-mail, Video and Other ESI” Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 2013.
“A Judge’s Perspective on E-Discovery: Panel Discussion” Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 2013.
APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans
Board of Directors, 2012 –
Golf Tournament Committee, 2012 –
Long Term Planning Committee, 2012 –
Scholarship Committee, 2013 –
Judge, AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Finals, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 4 & 5, 2013.
New Lawyer Division Excellence Award, American Association of Justice, 2012 – 2013
Red Shoe Society of New Orleans, 2012 –
President & Co-Founder, 2012 –
Young Professional organization that supports the Ronald McDonald House.
Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children, New Orleans, 2012 –
Trained CASA Member, 2013 –
Street Law, John Martin Alternative School, Jefferson Parish 2009 – 2010.
Lower and Middle School Teacher.
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT (cont.)
Young Leadership Council, New Orleans, 2010 –
New Orleans Alumni Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2008 –
Member, 2008 –
Soft Ball Tournament Committee, 2010.
Millsaps Alumni Association, New Orleans Chapter, 2007 –