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Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007

Education:

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992
    LL.M., Energy and Environment
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985
    LL.M., Admiralty
    Honors: With Distinction
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of Barristers
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978
    B.A., Psychology

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Professor and Director, Trial Advocacy Program, Tulane University School of Law, 1992 - Present
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1988 - 1995
  • Speaker, National Institute on Toxic Torts, American Bar Association, 1992
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000
  • Instructor, Tulane University, Louisiana State University and Loyola University Law Schools Continuing Legal Education
  • Faculty, National Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Speaker, American Center for International Leadership
  • Speaker, American Conference Institute
  • Speaker, Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar
  • Speaker, Annual Contract Risk Management for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Speaker, Defense Research Institute
  • Speaker, International Bar Association
  • Speaker, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Speaker, Mealey's Publications, Inc.
  • Speaker, National Association of Insurance Women
  • Speaker, Professional Education Group (PESI)
  • Speaker, The Rutter Group of Texas
  • Asbestos Seminar, Defense Research Institute, 2001
  • Products Liability Seminar, Defense Research Institute, 2002
  • Asbestos Litigation, Andrews Publication Seminars, 1999
  • Professor and Team Leader, Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Loyola Law School, 1994 - 1996
  • Visiting Professor, Trial Advocacy Program, Emory Law School, 1993
  • Speaker, "Marine Operations and Employment Discrimination-Pay Attention", 17th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1998
  • Speaker, "Use of Experts", Louisiana State Bar Association, 1998
  • Program Chair and Speaker, "A Survey of the Law of Contractual Indemnity in Different Contexts and Disciplines", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1998
  • Program Chair, "Use of Demonstrative Evidence", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1997
  • Speaker, "Toxic Torts: New Exposures-Employees v. Employers: Breaking the Workers' Comp Bar", Mealey's Publications, 1997
  • Speaker, Bench-Bar Conference, New Orleans Bar Association, 1997
  • Speaker, "Successful Strategies in Toxic Tort Litigation", American Conference Institute, 1996
  • Speaker, "Civil Trial Procedures and Evidence", Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law", 15th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1996
  • Speaker, "Federal Civil Procedure", The Rutter Group, 1996
  • Speaker, "Proposed Changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 regarding Class Actions", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1996
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Civil Procedure and Evidence", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Speaker, National Institute, Hot Topics for Corporate Counsel, ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee, 1995
  • Speaker, "Current Developments in Maritime Law", 14th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1995
  • Speaker, "Jury Selection", The Rutter Group, 1995
  • Speaker, "Opening Statements", Defense Research Institute, Annual Trial Tactics Seminar, 1995
  • Program Chair, "the Case from Hell: An NPL Site Becomes a Mass Toxic Tort Case", Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Environmental Law Committee, 1994
  • Speaker, "Indemnity Agreements in the Environmental Setting", ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section Spring Meeting, 1994
  • Speaker, "Daubert: Junk Science? Yes or No?", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Speaker, "Toxic Tort and Environmental Claims and Efficient Claims Handling", Annual Meeting of National Association of Insurance Women, 1994
  • Speaker, "Punitive Damages: The Defendant's Perspective", International Bar Association, 1993
  • Speaker, "Some Thoughts on Ethics: Witness Preparation", Loyola Continuing Legal Education, 1993
  • Speaker, "New Federal Rules and Other Hot Topics", The Rutter Group, 1993
  • Program Chair, "Women Who Run With Wolves", ABA Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Speaker, "Transfer of Risks: Indemnity Contracts, 11th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1992
  • Speaker, "Toxic Wastes", American Center for International Leadership, 1992
  • Speaker, "Psychological Claims", National Institute on Toxic Torts, 1992
  • Speaker, "Maritime Asbestos Litigation", ABA Annual Meeting, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 1991
  • Speaker, "Hedonic Damages", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1991
  • Speaker, "Demonstrative Evidence", LSU Law School, 1991
  • Speaker, "Jury Selection", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1991
  • Speaker, "Deposition Tactics", Loyola Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Program Chair, "The Judges Speak...And Listen", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Speaker, "Trial By Masters", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Program Originator and Chair, "The Judges Speak...And Listen", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1988
  • Speaker, "Trial Tactics", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1988
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law of Indemnity and Contribution", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • Speaker, "Settlement and Negotiation Practice", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Maritime Law Association
    Proctor in Admiralty
  • New Orleans Bar Association
    Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
    Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    Member; Civil Law & Litigation, Chair; Assistant Bar Examiner, Louisiana Civil Procedure
  • Defense Research Institute
    Member
  • Maritime Law Association
    Member
  • American Inns of Court, 1990 - Present
    Master of the Bench; President, Tulane Inn of Court, 2008-2010; President Elect, 2006-2008; Membership Chair, 2004-2006; Program Director - 2002-2004
  • Dean's Council, Tulane University School of Law, 1990 - Present
    Member
  • Executive Committee, Dean's Council, Tulane University School of Law, 1992 - Present
    Member
  • Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee, 2002 - 2008
  • Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1991 - 1995
    Member
  • Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1992 - 1994
    Vice Chair
  • Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1994 - 1995
    Chair
  • American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee
    Chair, 1994-1995; Chair-elect, 1993-1994, Vice-chair, 1992-1993
  • American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee, 1991 - 1993
    Newsletter Editor
  • American Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee
    Member
  • American Bar Association, Trial Techniques Committee, 1992 - 1994
    Vice-chair
  • American Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
    Vice-chair, 1994-1995, Chair-elect, 1995-1996, Chair, 1996-1997
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Maritime and Energy Law Committee, 1995 - 1998
    Chair
  • Business Litigation Committee
    Member
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
    Sustaining Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 1995
    Professor, National Trial Academy
  • American Inns of Court, Tulane Inn of Court
    Master of the Bench
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
    Member
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
    Board Member; Chair
  • National Association of Women Owned Businesses
    Member
  • Federal Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
    Board of Directors
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1995 - 1996
  • Program Co-Director and Team Leader
    National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1993 - 1996
  • Assistant Team Leader
    National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1988 - 1993
    Faculty
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Deposition Program, 1992 - 1996
    Team Leader
  • American Bar Association, 1995 - 1997
    Member, Special Task Force on Class Actions
  • American Bar Association, 1994 - 1996
    Standing Committee on Environmental Law, TIPS Liaison
  • American Bar Association, 1992
    Vice Chair, Corporate Counsel Committee, TIPS
  • American Bar Association, 1991
    Vice Chair, Trial Techniques Committee, TIPS
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 1996 - Present
    Member, Special Committee on Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy
    Faculty

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as a "Role Model" by the Young Leadership Council, 2004
  • Named on the "Ten Best Dressed Women" in New Orleans, 2005
  • Named as one of the "Women of the Year" by CityBusiness, 2006
  • Named as a "SuperLawyer," 2007 - present
  • Named to "Best Lawyers in America," 2009 - present
  • Named as "Leader in Law" by CityBusiness, 2008
  • Named as One of Top 25 Women Lawyers in Louisiana, 2010-present
  • Recipient of the Human Rights Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association - 2014
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Tulane University School of Law - 2014
  • Named the Environmental Law Alumna of the Year by Tulane Law School, 2015

 


Past Employment Positions:

  • Adams & Reese, Partner, 1987 - 1999
  • Adams & Reese, Associate, 1981 - 1987

Birth Information:

  • March 22, 1953, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America

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