Gordon James was born in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1954. He received his undergraduate degree from then Northeast Louisiana University in 1976, where he graduated Summa cum Laude. While at NLU, Gordon was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and Phi Eta Sigma history honor society. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1979. He served on the Louisiana Law Review and was also a member of Order of Coif.
Bob was born in Bernice, Louisiana, in 1954. Bob graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1979 from Louisiana Tech University. While at Louisiana Tech, Bob started Baldwin Construction Company where he performed home construction and remodeling while working on his undergraduate degree. He eventually attended and earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1982. Bob was a member of the Moot Court Board and made the Chancellor’s List during three semesters.
Jay has achieved an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity.Jay was born in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1963 and graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1985 from Louisiana State University. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, in 1988.
Jay spent his first year practicing with a firm in Shreveport, La., before returning home to practice with Hudson, Potts & Bernstein in 1989, where he is a senior partner.
Jay currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, representing District 7. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Jay’s professional affiliations include the Louisiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey (1964), J. P. graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1987. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law in 1990. While at Tulane, J.P. was a member of the J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition and a finalist in the Tulane Moot Court Junior Appellate Competition. Upon obtaining his law degree, J. P. moved to Monroe and began practicing with Hudson, Potts & Bernstein, L.L.P.
Brian Bowes was born on January 21, 1965 in Norwich, New York. He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University (B.A., cum laude, 1987) and Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1990). He attended DRI and ATLA trial schools at the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana State and Federal Courts. Brian’s primary areas of practice are insurance defense, employment law, workers’ compensation, toxic torts, products liability and transportation litigation. He has successfully defended large and small corporations, insurance carriers, self insured funds, employers (large and small) and individuals before Louisiana’s courts and Administrative law Judges for over 27 years. He has tried over 300 cases to judgment.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, May 21, 1965
A native of West Monroe, Louisiana, Trey graduated from West Monroe High School in 1997 before pursuing his undergraduate degree at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. In addition to obtaining a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in history, Trey served on the Student Government Association and was a member of a number of academic honor societies including, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Sigma Tau Delta. Trey then attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, receiving his J.D. in 2004. While at LSU, Trey was a semi-finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition in 2003 and served on the Moot Court board the following year. Upon graduation from law school, Trey returned home in 2004 and has since been practicing at Hudson, Potts & Bernstein.
Adam was born in Monticello, Arkansas in 1983. He attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where he graduated cum laude in 2005. While at ULM, Adam was selected for “Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges,” was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, and was selected as an All-American Scholar. He was also named the most-outstanding senior in the Department of English and was president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Adam attended law school at the University of Arkansas where he graduated magna cum laude in 2008. While at the University of Arkansas, Adam won the W.H. Sutton Trial Competition and was named the tournament’s best oral advocate. He was also note and comment editor of the Arkansas Law Review and selected as a member of Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity.
During his last year of law school, he authored and published an article about evidentiary issues in criminal cases. That article has since been cited by the preeminent evidence treatise, McCormick on Evidence, and the legal Encyclopedia American Jurisprudence.
After clerking with Hudson, Potts & Bernstein during law school, Adam joined the firm as an associate in 2008. Since that time, he has focused his practice on all areas of litigation, including medical malpractice defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, civil rights, and construction law and litigation. He is a member of the 4th JDC, Louisiana, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fred J. Fudickar Inns of Court.
He is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Arkansas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Margaret was born in 1981, in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated in 2003 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning a B.A. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising. Margaret earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010. While working on her law degree, Margaret was on Loyola’s Moot Court and competed in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Sara was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1987. She graduated in 2009 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning a B.S. in Political Science. Sara then attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, receiving her J.D. and D.C.L. in 2012. While in law school, Sara was a semi-finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition in 2011 and served on the Moot Court Board the following school year.
A native of Ruston, Louisiana, Jason obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University in 2009 with cum laude honors. He earned his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2012 where he was awarded for his excellence in legal research. Prior to joining the firm, Jason practiced with Shotwell, Brown & Sperry APLC for two years where he focused on small businesses, civil litigation, real estate transactions, and successions. In 2014, he moved his practice to Dean Morris, LLC where he worked extensively with national lenders in bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings throughout the state of Louisiana. Jason began practicing with the firm as an associate in 2020.