Biography

Doris’ practice focuses on interstate carrier and automobile litigation, premises liability, and insurance defense.  She represents a wide range of defense interests from national corporations and insurers to local insurance agents and business owners.  Doris believes that the best way to resolve a case efficiently and minimize exposure is to handle it from the start as if it is going to trial, by balancing an aggressive defense and strategic motion practice with a keen ability to accurately assess judgment value. 

Representative Experience

  • Defense verdict in disputed liability motor vehicle collision
  • Defense verdict for dump truck client in clear liability rear-end collision
  • Summary judgment for property owners in strict liability dog bite case
  • Summary judgment for construction company in claims for defective bulkhead
  • Summary judgment for building owner in claim for faulty stairs
  • Summary judgment and restitution for employer in fraudulent workers’ compensation claim
  • Favorable jury verdict in interstate carrier collision caused by intoxicated employee; jury verdict maintained on appeal
  • Represents interstate commercial carriers in personal injury claims
  • Represents excess insurance carriers in catastrophic personal injury claims
  • Represents property and business owners in premise liability claims
  • Represents insurance agents and brokers in professional liability claims

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law  (J.D., 2010)
  • Loyola University New Orleans  (B.A. Political Science, 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2011

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Professional and Community Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Longshore Claims Handling,” Thompson Coe Webinar, January 21, 2020
  • "Perfecting the Perfect Settlement: Tips & Tactics," Thompson Coe Webinar, September 17,2019
  • "On the Job Injuries: A Multi-State Overview of State Workers' Compensation Systems," Thompson Coe Webinar, May 21, 2019

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - Civil Litigation, 2020

Publications

  • Louisiana Tort Reform Lite: How Personal Injury Litigation Will Change in 2021