Bob Caluda has represented thousands of clients and has recovered millions of dollars for multiple types of personal injury cases over the last forty years. Bob Caluda is a successful trial attorney and has won approximately 87% of his jury trials in Orleans Parish, 75% of his jury trials in St. Bernard Parish, 77% in Jefferson Parish and 70% of his jury trials in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Both Jefferson Parish and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana are very conservative jurisdictions for injured victims. In most of these jury trials, the amount of the verdict procured by Mr. Caluda on behalf of his clients was two to ten times the amount of the pre-trial offers.
Bob has been active in numerous class actions involving defective products, environmental pollution and explosions. He has served as a member of the plaintiff’s steering committees in class actions against such companies as Dow Corning, Bristol Meyer Squibb, 3M, Kaiser Aluminum and Union Carbide.
Bob Caluda has been practicing law since 1978 exclusively in the South Louisiana area. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 1978 and University of New Orleans in 1974, St. Aloysius and Brother Martin High School in 1970 and St. Anthony Padua Grammar School in 1966.
Bob has spent his entire life in South Louisiana. He is active in the community and was elected President of the Student Government Association at the University of New Orleans in 1973, President of the statewide Louisiana Student Government Association in 1974, served as Vice President for the New Orleans Alliance of Good Government and has been active in numerous committees of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has served for seven years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Additionally Bob is active in the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association. Bob Caluda participates and belongs to the “Friends” of the following organizations: D-Day Museum, City Park, Aquarium of the Americas, Children’s Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. He is an active member of the New Orleans Athletic Club, Elmwood Fitness Center and an avid handball player.