Eva J. Dossier practices primarily in complex litigation and legal ethics. As part of her practice, Ms. Dossier represents lawyers and law firms, including in relation to disciplinary complaints.
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.
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. In 2017, Ms. Dossier was appointed to serve on the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
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
Common Ethical Issues Associated with Litigation, with the Honorable Tiffany Gautier Chase and Jennifer Thornton (December 2016)
Common Ethical Issues Associated with Trial, with the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle and Mark C. Suprenant (December 2017)
Can’t You Take a (Lawyer) Joke?, with Lynn Luker (November 2018)
One Last Thing Before I Go: How to Ethically Collect a Fee After Being Terminated, with Thomas P. Owen (December 2018)
Representation of defendants in successful oppositions to class certification at the trial and appellate level.
Representation of defendant in coastal erosion litigation.
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 national firms in legal malpractice litigation.
Representation of law firms relative to ethical issues arising in complex litigation.
Representation of attorneys and judges in disciplinary proceedings.