Stephen Babcock is a native of Ruston, Louisiana. He earned a B.S. from Louisiana Tech University and subsequently received a J.D. from the LSU Paul M. Herbert Law Center. Martindale-Hubbell, the leading authoritative resource for information on attorneys worldwide, has given Mr. Babcock an AV rating, an indication of his exemplary legal skills, stellar reputation—and highly respected, well-established practice. Only 2% of the attorneys in the United States receive a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.
In February of 2014, Stephen Babcock was recognized as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisiana by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Stephen Babcock was recently selected to the 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Just months before that selection, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the fields of commercial litigation (one of ten in Baton Rouge) and personal injury (one of three in Baton Rouge) (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required, or allowed, to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
In 2011, the world’s largest legal directory, Avvo.com, awarded Stephen its highest available rating (10.0 Superb). He also received Louisiana Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” recognition in 2012 & 2013 and was a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 recipient prior to turning 40. Last year, he was included in Louisiana Life’s list of the top rated attorneys for 2013.
Also in 2013, Martindale-Hubbell® awarded Mr. Babcock its coveted Client Distinction Award which is based on Client Review Ratings in the categories of communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value for money. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction. Realizing how difficult it was to differentiate ourselves from lawyers who don’t try cases, we founded Trial Masters, and organization reserved for those elite few lawyers who have tried 50 or more trials.
Since he founded Babcock Partners, Mr. Babcock has prided himself on taking a direct, down-to-earth, insightful—and proactive—approach with all of his clients. He is passionate about their cases, always gives them his undivided attention, and doesn’t rest until he can achieve the best possible outcome for them—all the while insisting they receive maximum value every step of the way. That is simply the way Mr. Babcock does business—and this style and conviction resonate in every matter that Babcock Partners takes on.
Mr. Babcock’s practice is based entirely on litigation of plaintiff commercial business and personal injury matters. A seasoned trial attorney with experience in a wide array of matters, Mr. Babcock practice is exclusively federal and state trials, appeals and arbitrations. As a trial lawyer, he has represented clients as lead counsel in state and federal litigation, arbitration and mediation involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, defamation, business torts, products liability, insurance coverage, and professional negligence and serious and catastrophic personal injury cases, and mass torts among others. While Stephen has never turned away an opportunity to try a case to a jury if the case warrants, Stephen is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution and participates in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to trial whenever possible.
Speaking of being a seasoned trial attorney, Stephen Babcock is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. While many lawyers talk about taking big cases all the way to the finish line, we do it.