Eva J. Dossier is a litigator with an active practice in both state and federal court. Part of Ms. Dossier’s practice involves the representation of lawyers and law firms with ethics and professional liability matters. Whether working with Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 firms, small business owners, or other lawyers, Ms. Dossier is committed to understanding her clients’ business and professional objectives and aligning those objectives with effective litigation strategies.
Ms. Dossier graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School. She was Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review and a John W. Wade Scholar. Ms. Dossier received the Vanderbilt Pro Bono Service Award, as well as Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts, and Wills and Trusts. Ms. Dossier received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Tulane University, where she was a Deans’ Honor Scholar and graduated cum laude with academic honors. During law school, Ms. Dossier clerked in the Houston offices for two national law firms before ultimately deciding to return to New Orleans.
After law school, Ms. Dossier served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Loken, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and then the Honorable Lance M. Africk, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. Dossier has served on the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana since 2017. In 2021, the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recognized her with the Jack Martzell Professionalism Award. Ms. Dossier is a member of the Insurance Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Board of Trustees of CrescentCare (a federally qualified healthcare center formerly known as the NO/AIDS Task Force). She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow. Ms. Dossier is a frequent seminar speaker and an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School, where she teaches an upper-level experiential course on written discovery designed to introduce law students to tactical and cost-effective litigation strategies.
Ms. Dossier and her husband have three children.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Lawyer Disciplinary Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Member
CrescentCare, Member, Board of Trustees
New Orleans Bar Association, Vice President, Board of Directors
New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Courts, Member
American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association Insurance Committee, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
An Extraordinary Program on Extraordinary Writs, presented with the Hon. Susan Chehardy, the Hon. Leanna Weissmann, and Anthony Musto, American Bar Association (January 2023)
Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar, Co-Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association (December 2022)
Cautionary Tales & 50 Shades of Grey, New Orleans Bar Association (December 2022)
Social Media and Technology, presented with the Hon. Karen Roby, Federal Bar Association’s Malcolm Monroe Seminar (December 2022)
Settlement Negotiations, presented with the Hon. Donna Currault, Federal Bar Association (November 2022)
I Spy ESI, Louisiana State Bar Association’s ESI Toolkit (April 2022)
Peeling Back the Curtain: Lawyer Disciplinary Complaints, American Bar Association (December 2021)
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Admitting or Omitting Evidence, GNO Louis A. Martinet Society End of Year CLE (December 2021), New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinator’s Program (December 2021)
Ethics & Evidence, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Evidence Seminar (April 2021)
Gender & Legal Ethics, co-presented with the Hon. Rachael Johnson, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Rethinking Gender Issues in the Workplace (March 2021)
Ethics of E-Discovery, Louisiana State Bar Association’s CLE Wrap Up (January 2021)
Cautionary Tales, Lessons from Catastrophe, Baton Rouge Bar Association (December 2020)
Ethics Issues You Will Inevitably Encounter, co-presented with Melissa Lessell, New Orleans Bar Association’s Big Easy Bootcamp (October 2020)
Ethics Guidance for Admiralty Practitioners, co-presented with Jennifer L. Thornton and Edward W. Trapolin, Louisiana State Bar Association’s 27th Annual Admiralty Seminar (September 2020)
Lying, Spying & Verifying, co-presented with Kathryn W. Munson, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar (October 2019) and New Orleans Bar Association’s 11th Hour Ethics & Professionalism Series (November 2019)
A Primer on the Discipline of Attorneys in the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Biennial Bench and Bar Conference (October 2019)
Daubert Motions: from Wonder Woman to Litigation Analytics, co-presented with the Hon. Carl J. Barbier, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Motions, Motions, Motions Seminar (October 2019) and Louisiana State Bar Association’s CLE Wrap Up! (December 2019)
One Last Thing Before I Go: How to Ethically Collect a Fee After Being Terminated, with Thomas P. Owen (December 2018)
Can’t You Take a (Lawyer) Joke?, with Lynn Luker (November 2018)
Common Ethical Issues Associated with Trial, with the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle and Mark C. Suprenant (December 2017)
Common Ethical Issues Associated with Litigation, with the Honorable Tiffany Gautier Chase and Jennifer Thornton (December 2016)
Representation of national firms in legal malpractice litigation.
Representation of defendants in successful oppositions to class certification at the trial and appellate level.
Representation of biopharmaceutical company in patent and trade secrets litigation.
Representation of litigation trust in prosecution of securities, legal malpractice, and accounting malpractice claims.
Representation of plaintiffs in successful appeal of judgment in brain-injury case.
Representation of law firms relative to ethical issues arising in complex litigation.
Representation of attorneys and judges in state disciplinary proceedings.