Besides tax, Mr. Myers has litigated a large number of personal injury cases, wage claims, defamation and insurance policy disputes. Over his career, he has litigated approximately 170 jury trials and an equal number of bench trials.
Since he began his career as a civil litigator in 1983, Mr. Myers has had more than 170 jury trials - an impressive record of demonstrated trial capability and experience by any standard. Over the course of nearly 30 years Mr. Myers has litigated an extensive range of contract and tort disputes. Often he has advocated on behalf of business clients in the petroleum and energy industries on issues such as the contested ownership of oil field equipment, the constitutionality of "off road diesel", and environmental damages arising from oil drilling.
Mr. Myers has developed a special expertise in litigating taxation- related questions on behalf of petroleum and energy clients. These disputes have included such issues as:
liability for Louisiana State sales and use taxes;
the fair market value of drilling assets for purposes of determining liability for sales and use taxes;
challenging an interpretation by the Louisiana Department of Taxation on off-shore sales and use tax exemptions;
the availability of an investment tax credit in the petroleum industry;
challenging the constitutionality of judicial interpretations of Louisiana State tax exemptions;
the interpretation of tax-exempt status in retro-active legislation.
In one notable case, Mr. Myers was the sole attorney in a national test case concerning 22 consolidated tax claims that comprised 38 individual clients and that totaled twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) in potential tax liability.