Overview

Introduction

Established in 2009, Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC is a boutique litigation firm with offices in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. Its attorneys excel in products and premises liability litigation—including toxic torts—among other areas. The firm is counsel to many household names in the energy and automobile industries, while also representing companies of all sizes in many other industries. This ‘trial-ready’, woman/minority-owned firm has also been recognized as a Top 50 Workplace in New Orleans.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2022)

1 - 50

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No. of Partners Named (2022)

1

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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

1


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Base Salary

Salaries not disclosed.


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No. of U.S. Offices

2


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Major Office Locations

New Orleans, LA

Vault Verdict

Kuchler Polk is looking for attorneys who can hit the ground running. The culture is respectful and team oriented, with regular social events—virtual or live as appropriate—and whole-firm notifications of professional accomplishments and major life events. Partners are supportive toward associates, and leadership provides a regular “big picture” look at the firm. While formal training is limited to writing and deposition skills courses, the firm supports professional development through educational seminars, CLEs, and informal mentoring. Pandemic economics impacted billable workloads, but associates note an improvement for 2021 and appreciate the firm’s genuine flexibility for where and when work is done. Depending on seniority, associates may be working up a case in the event it ...

About the Firm

Kuchler Polk Weiner LLC is a boutique litigation firm with offices in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX, with expertise in toxic tort actions, products and premises liability litigation, environmental cases, employment litigation, and general business and commercial litigation. While much of the firm’s work is centered around the Gulf, especially Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, Kuchler Polk also regularly steps in as late-addition trial counsel for matters across the country. The firm describes itself as female/minority owned and is a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

Founding Females

Kuchler Polk opened its doors in 2009, when a small group of New Orleans attorneys decided to found a firm with three priorities, in specific order: clients first, ...

Associate Reviews


  • “I find that the firm has a positive work culture. Pre-pandemic, the firm would host times where we would get together and spend time outside of the office; during the pandemic, the firm joined the fight against racial injustice, teaming up with the ACLU and having the hard discussions. The firm continues to virtually host firm gatherings.”
  • “Attorneys and staff are very respectful of one another, treat one another as teammates, and find ways to enhance one another's ability to perform at their peak.  Due to COVID, many of us are working from home; however, we have occasional Zoom fellowship hours and keep up with one another by phone and email. HR notifies us all of one another's major professional accomplishments and of life events (birth, weddings, etc.).  We are notified of, and the firm salutes, every employee's birthday and we all have a chance to send birthday greetings. We previously had quarterly birthday celebrations but discontinued those due to COVID. We also have an ‘associates’ group that would gather periodically for after-work refreshments, but again, due to COVID that has been temporarily discontinued.”
  • “Our firm is very congenial, and management is extremely supportive. I feel this firm truly allows for the perfect work-life balance and values the total health of its attorneys and staff.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “I believe my firm is looking for someone who won't need too much formal training but will hit the ground running. Of course, there is an adjustment period, and mistakes will be made, but lately I feel like my work has been much more independent.”
  • “I think experience, work ethic, personality and prior work are valued over law schools.”
  • “The firm does not have any feeder schools and seems to value clerkships, diversity, and experience the most when hiring.”

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