Nicholas Cressy, S. Eliza james, and Byron M. Forrest standing together CLIENT CENTERED. RESULTS ORIENTED. Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC is committed to
aggressive and strategic advocacy.

Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC is committed to
aggressive and strategic advocacy.
CLIENT CENTERED. RESULTS ORIENTED.

CLIENT CENTERED. RESULTS ORIENTED.
Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC is committed to
aggressive and strategic advocacy.
Nicholas Cressy, S. Eliza james, and Byron M. Forrest New Orleans Attorneys

CLIENT CENTERED.
RESULTS ORIENTED.

Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC is committed to aggressive and strategic advocacy.

Why We Are
The Best

Byron, Nick, and Eliza have been friends and teammates since 2010, meeting early in law school. After law school each went into a different sector of the legal field, and each brings a unique approach and skill set to the firm’s practice.
In 2019, we secured on behalf of our clients over $3,000,000.00
in workers’ compensation settlements, wage benefits, and
medical benefits.
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In 2019, we secured on behalf of our clients over $3,000,000.00 in workers’ compensation settlements, wage benefits, and medical benefits.
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Marc H. Marc H. Client Testimonials "Byron and his law firm handled my case with utmost professionalism and exceeded my expectations. His determination to fight on never had me worried at any time during the process. For a law firm that is only four years old now, he is on the top level of lawyers in the state of Louisiana. Thanks again Byron and the Team for fighting for my rights." NEW ORLEANS Dan B Dan Blanc Client Testimonials "Nick and his team did everything they said he would do and MORE. You definitely get your moneys worth!!! Two thumbs up!"

NEW ORLEANS
Nicole C. Nicole C. Client Testimonials "After trying to handle my personal injury claim on my own, and becoming completely overwhelmed, I reached out to Byron for assistance. My claim was resolved quickly for well over six figures and most importantly, I had peace-of-mind in knowing that I wasn’t taken advantage of by insurance companies. If you want a law firm that is professional, efficient, and treats you like a person, not just a “file number,” Forrest, Cressy, & James is your team."

NEW ORLEANS
B. Williams B. Williams Client Testimonials "I have had at least two occasions with accidents where the other drivers were not honest with their insurance company. It’s a situation police don’t always have time for right away, and my city has tourists that will and do treat it as if it never happened. I can say honestly didn’t have any stress in the cases. Not from the insurance companies (mine and theirs) and most importantly no pressure from my attorneys. There was never a moment I felt alone in this. “Total dominance.” A+ from start to end. And they have a great staff and the medical doctors I saw were first rate. I ended up recovering $150,000.00. Thanks to Byron and Eliza." NEW ORLEANS R. Acree R. Acree Client Testimonials "I was in a motor vehicle accident resulting in a loss of income. As I live 4,200 miles from New Orleans, I was apprehensive about pursuing legal action. I was unsure if spending the time, effort and money required would end up being more hassle than benefit. I contacted a firm here locally in Alaska. They recommended Forrest, Cressy & James. Despite my hesitation, I took their advice and called for a consultation. FCJ fortunately agreed to represent me. Eliza James promptly dispelled every incorrect preconceived notion I had about attorneys. Eliza worked tirelessly and with a dogged determination that I expected from any paid litigator. I was not expecting or prepared for the patience, kindness and concern that my wife and I received. It was obvious from the initial conversation that Eliza cared about as people and not just clients. Eliza and her co-workers communicated clearly with me through every step of the legal process. Our case was not short or simple for Eliza. I am far from the ideal client. I have an erratic schedule, a sizable time zone difference, a gruff demeanor and a touch of procrastination with paperwork. I expected some frustration to show through. Eliza handled these hurdles with the grace befitting a diplomat. Eliza could not have been more professional whether it was dealing with third parties or prodding me to get my forms sent back. I remain thoroughly impressed by every step of the way. Eliza’s stewardship of my case is a shining example of when skilled expertise, a perfectly suited personality and exceptional character are aligned in one person on your side.I am incredibly grateful to Eliza James. I whole heartedly recommend Forrest, Cressy & James for your legal needs." NORTH POLE, AK Jason Jason Client Testimonials "My divorce was extremely painful but Eliza helped me through it. Her advice was invaluable and we were able to reach an agreement with my spouse in a way that honored our life together and placed our children first. I'm very grateful to Eliza." NEW ORLEANS Ian G. Ian G. Client Testimonials "Forrest, Cressy, and James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs. When I was injured in my accident, Nick was never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution. I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end. FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book." NEW ORLEANS R. Acree R. Acree Client Testimonials "I was in a motor vehicle accident resulting in a loss of income. As I live 4,200 miles from New Orleans, I was apprehensive about pursuing legal action. I was unsure if spending the time, effort and money required would end up being more hassle than benefit. I contacted a firm here locally in Alaska. They recommended Forrest, Cressy & James. Despite my hesitation, I took their advice and called for a consultation. FCJ fortunately agreed to represent me. Eliza James promptly dispelled every incorrect preconceived notion I had about attorneys. Eliza worked tirelessly and with a dogged determination that I expected from any paid litigator. I was not expecting or prepared for the patience, kindness and concern that my wife and I received. It was obvious from the initial conversation that Eliza cared about as people and not just clients. Eliza and her co-workers communicated clearly with me through every step of the legal process. Our case was not short or simple for Eliza. I am far from the ideal client. I have an erratic schedule, a sizable time zone difference, a gruff demeanor and a touch of procrastination with paperwork. I expected some frustration to show through. Eliza handled these hurdles with the grace befitting a diplomat. Eliza could not have been more professional whether it was dealing with third parties or prodding me to get my forms sent back. I remain thoroughly impressed by every step of the way. Eliza’s stewardship of my case is a shining example of when skilled expertise, a perfectly suited personality and exceptional character are aligned in one person on your side.I am incredibly grateful to Eliza James. I whole heartedly recommend Forrest, Cressy & James for your legal needs." NORTH POLE, AK