William H.L. Kaufman

William H.L. Kaufman focuses his practice on resolving commercial disputes, including energy, environmental and business litigation matters. His recent practice experiences involve litigating controversies arising out of mineral leases, oil and gas operating and drilling agreements, corporate operating agreements, indemnity provisions, physician employment agreements, commercial loans and contracts of sale and lease.

Mr. Kaufman also has substantial experience in advising landowners, financial institutions, trustees, executors and other lawyers in a wide range of matters. He represents clients in litigation, administrative proceedings and other controversies arising out of the Louisiana Code of Ethics, the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act and the Code of Professional Responsibility for attorneys.

He joined Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C. in 2011. Before moving back to Acadiana, he was a partner at the Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor Porter where he concentrated his practice in commercial, business and tort litigation.

He received his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2005. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kaufman graduated with a degree in International Trade and Finance from the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.

Mr. Kaufman is licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Louisiana as well as the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a member of the Lafayette and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the Louisiana Banker's Association - Bank Counsel Section. He presented on trust and estate litigation at the LSU Law Center's 41st Annual Estate Planning Seminar. William has also been recognized as one of Louisiana's Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (Business Litigation) and was recently rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell.