A s a direct result of the nation’s worst natural disaster, a new client, Mrs. Breaux (not her real name), was sitting across the conference table in early January, barely three months after Hurricane Katrina changed the face of New Orleans forever. Mrs. Breaux’s home, located in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, suffered severe damage and was uninhabitable. Nonetheless, she was one of the lucky ones. Unlike many of her neighbors, she had insurance and her adjuster promised a check within days.

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