Trusted Attorneys Handling Complex Cases

Established Law Firm Represents Emergency Service Providers

Both publicly operated and privately owned emergency service providers assume great risks in their daily operations.

Police departments, firefighting organizations, ambulance services and emergency medical providers often work in fluid and fast-changing situations that involve trauma and danger. Their vehicles often rush Code 3 to the scenes of accidents and violent situations. Heavy equipment and humans in perilous conditions interact, often in ordinary city environments, with motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Emergency Response Situations Sometimes Result In Unexpected Legal Problems For Responders

Inevitably, secondary accidents occur from time to time, such as when motorists fail to yield to a fire truck or ambulance responding Code 3 to an emergency situation. Sometimes Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support treatment is simply not enough to preserve life or limb. These are just a couple of examples of emergency response circumstances that lead to legal problems that we handle.

Attorneys For Emergency Organizations Throughout Louisiana

The lawyers of Olinde & Mercer, based in Baton Rouge, are skilled advocates for the rights of emergency service organizations in legal disputes and transactions. We represent managers as well as individual responders who face legal challenges related to their emergency response operations, as well as employment issues such as discrimination claims, civil rights claims and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits. Olinde & Mercer‘s services for emergency organizations center on matters involving:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Governmental issues (bid laws, millages, local budget law, open meetings law and public records law)
  • 911 calls and emergency responses
  • Employment law
  • Civil service
  • Policies and procedures
  • Protection of private records


Our Forte: We Understand Emergency Service Organizations And How They Work

Olinde & Mercer is available to inform, advise and protect your emergency service organization anywhere in Louisiana. We are sensitive to political concerns and aim to accomplish what needs doing cost-effectively so as not to waste taxpayers’ money, while at the same time providing the best legal protections for each client that we can put in place.

Our lawyers are familiar with all aspects of emergency service operations, including accounting practices, employee training and risk management. With a strong background in labor and employment law, our attorneys are diligent representatives with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the employer-employee relationship and how to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively. We have established lasting relationships with numerous fire departments, police departments and emergency medical services (EMS) groups in our area.

We work proactively with these organizations by writing employee handbooks for them in Baton Rouge and other cities. We represent fire districts throughout Louisiana.

Our Experience And Strong Reputation Are Assets To Our Clients

Our attorneys have more than 40 years of collective experience trying cases in courts throughout Louisiana, and they possess the knowledge needed to see claims through to their ultimate resolution: comprehensive support when emergencies arise. We are known in our community for providing high-quality service when legal issues arise, both proactively and in response to lawsuits or threats of lawsuits.

Contact Olinde & Mercer To Request A Free Consultation

Clients come to Olinde & Mercer for knowledgeable, personable representation from a team of skilled trial attorneys. We offer evening and weekend appointments to better suit our clients’ needs, and we frequently receive referrals from past clients who speak highly of our work. Our firm serves emergency personnel and service organizations throughout Louisiana, with a particular focus on the southern half of the state, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, the North Shore, Lafayette and Lake Charles.

Reach out to our office online or at 877-741-0028 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers.