THEODORE M. “TED” HAIK, JR.

SENIOR PARTNER

Theodore M. “Ted” Haik, Jr.


Theodore M. “Ted” Haik, Jr. is a Blue Key Honor Society graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and President of the Student Body Association. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans.

Elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 1975, he spent 20 years representing Acadiana in the House of Representatives. He served as Chairman of the Insurance Committee, Capital Outlay Committee, “Child Net” Handicapped Services Committee, and Subcommittee on Environment. He served as a member of the Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Judicial Reappointment Task Force, State Bond Commission and Judiciary Committee.

Upon retirement from the Legislature, Ted was appointed as the first Chairman of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Commission, a commission comprised of legislators, the Department of Insurance and various consumer groups and served as chairman from 1996 to 2014. Presently, he serves as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board.

Always active in civil and professional organizations, Ted has served as President of the Iberia Parish Bar Association, and received eight legislative awards for outstanding service during his public service. He has also served as a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Pastoral Council and Chairman of its capital building program. He was city attorney for the City of New Iberia for 8 years and during his tenure was elected as President of the Louisiana City Attorney Association.

Ted is the senior partner in the law firm of Haik, Minvielle & Grubbs. The areas of practice include Insurance Regulatory Law, Insurance Defense, Negligence Claims, Criminal Defense, Corporate Law, hospital third-party collections and Medicaid reimbursement. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Louisiana, the U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, and the Southern District of the State of Texas. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Ted is a former Captain in the Louisiana Army National Guard and a graduate of the University of Virginia Military Law School. He is married to the former Carol Redmond, they had four children, two of which practice law with him in his law firm.

Current Employment Position

Senior Partner

Areas of Practice

Insurance Regulatory and Defense, Insurance Defense, Admiralty and Negligence Claims, Criminal, Corporate Law, Hospital, Third-Party Collections

Litigation Percentage

60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1969, U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • 1970, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • 1970, U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, LA, J.D.
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, 1966, B.A. Major: History
  • University of Virginia Military Law School
  • Graduate of Catholic High School, New Iberia, LA

Civic

  • Past President – New Iberia Retarded Children’s Association
  • Past President – Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member – Board of Directors, Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – New Iberia Jaycees (Distinguished Service Award – 1975)
  • Member – Board of Directors, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Finance Chairman for new church

Professional

  • Member and Past President – Iberia Parish Bar Association
  • Member – Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member – Louisiana Association of Defense Council
  • Master and Charter Member of Teche Inns of Court
  • Member – Louisiana Property & Casualty Commission
  • President – Louisiana City Attorney Association and Board of Directors
  • Member – Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys
  • Member – Louisiana Hospital Attorneys

Military

  • Graduate – Louisiana National Guard Officer Candidate School
  • Graduate – University of Virginia Military Law Course
  • Captain (Ret.) – Louisiana National Guard, Judge Advocate Corps

Elected Offices Held

Retired State Representative, District 49, Parishes of Iberia, Vermilion & St. Mary (1975-1995)