Education

Vanderbilt University (J.D., Order of the Coif)

Editor in Chief, Vanderbilt Law Review| | John W. Wade Scholar (full tuition and stipend)

Tulane University (B.S., Honors, Neuroscience)

Biography

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.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Lawyer Disciplinary Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Member

New Orleans Bar Association, Member, 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

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)

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)

 

Representative Matters

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.

Experience

Law Clerk to the Honorable Lance M. Africk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2012 – 2014)

Law Clerk to the Honorable James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2011 – 2012)

Extern to the Honorable Aleta Trauger of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (2009)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas

Louisiana

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

RECOGNITION

Vanderbilt Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Vanderbilt Law School John W. Wade Scholarship Recipient (full tuition and stipend)

Vanderbilt Law School Pro Bono Service Award Recipient

Vanderbilt Law School Scholastic Excellence Awards in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts, and Wills and Trusts

In the News

Eva Dossier elected to NOBA’s Board of Directors

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Eva J. Dossier was elected as a member of the 2019-2020 New Orleans Bar Association Board of Directors during the… READ MORE

Eva Dossier and Kathryn Munson appointed to LSBA Committee

On August 15, 2019, Eva J. Dossier and Kathryn W. Munson were appointed to the Louisiana State Bar Association's Committee on Insurance. READ MORE

Rick Stanley and Eva Dossier successfully argue on appeal that collateral source rule applies and that appeal of interlocutory judgment was untimely.

On April 10, 2019, the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit ruled in plaintiffs' favor and affirmed the trial court's decision granting a… READ MORE

Eva Dossier admitted as Member

The firm is pleased to announce that Eva J. Dossier has become a Member of the firm. Eva Dossier practices primarily in complex litigation and… READ MORE

All Partners and Of Counsel Named as 2019 Best Lawyers

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