Education

Vanderbilt University (J.D., 2011, Order of the Coif)

Tulane University (B.S., Neuroscience, 2007)

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. 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)

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 J. Dossier Admitted as Member

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