A single firm, Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams of Metairie, La., near New Orleans, has signed up about 800 clients, mostly from Nassau and Queens, and has filed more than half the existing suits. The Rain Law Firm of Hallandale Beach, Fla., has 450 local clients.
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As lawsuits against the company mount, one stands out for its financial depth. A case brought last month in New Orleans by Western Express says that Pilot Flying J's scheme to defraud the trucking company cost it more than $75 million.
John Houghtaling listed in the roster of attorneys in the Pilot cases.
Pilot Flying J, the truck-stop chain under investigation for skimming rebates to customers, has hit a new stumbling block: a lawsuit that could exceed $70 million by one of its most loyal trucking customers.

What Our Clients Say

"All too often one hears negatives about lawyers and law firms. However, that is certainly not the case when it comes to John Houghtaling and the law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams. We are forever grateful to Mr. Houghtaling and his talented and dedicated staff, including attorney Fred Bradley and Jeffrey Majors from Canopy Claims. Thank you very, very much for an outstanding effort on behalf of my company Henry Repeating Arms."

Anthony Imperato
President, Henry Repeating Arms

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Zaya S. Younan
CEO Younan Properties

"This is an outstanding law firm that has enjoyed an impeccable reputation both across the state and across the nation...My office retained Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams to represent Louisiana in the Multi-Billion dollar subrogation claim for the Road Home Program."

The Louisiana Attorney General
2004 - 2008

"In the end, we recovered $25 million dollars...Hiring the Gauthier guys goes down as one of the better business moves that we made last year."

CEO Stewart Enterprises

"I would like to express my appreciation in regard to attorneys, James Williams and Inemesit O’Boyle from Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams law firm. I wish to thank you for your excellent representation of me in my recent court appearance, your efforts were extremely professional in all regards and the outcome was highly favorable. Your preparation was thorough and your powerful pleading of my case was well received by the court. It was a brilliant presentation put on before the jury. I truly appreciate the time, energy and passion you demonstrated representing me recently. As you know this was a difficult situation for me, however your confidence and professionalism was very comforting. I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am to have had you representing me. Also please relay my gratitude to your staff; they have always been helpful when ever needed. Your name was highly recommended to me and I would confidently recommend it to others."