Tulane Alumni Association




Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award 2000


James R. Nieset

James R. Nieset grew up in New Orleans and received a bachelor's degree in 1964 from Tulane's College of Arts & Sciences, where he was elected to Omicron Delta Kappa. He continued on to Tulane Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served on the board of editors of the Tulane Law Review, and graduated third in his class. After graduating, he served two years in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Air Force, and then returned to New Orleans as an associate of the firm of Chaffe, McCall. In 1970, he joined the Lake Charles, La., firm of Plauche & Plauche. He has practiced insurance defense law with that firm ever since; the firm is now known as Plauche, Smith & Nieset.

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