Megan Peterson

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Fax: (504) 569-2999
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Ms. Peterson, an associate with the firm, is a native of New Orleans. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Louisiana State University, where she was an active member of Student Government. She was also a member of several honor societies, including Mortar Board and Pi Sigma Alpha. While at LSU, she had the opportunity to observe the 2008 Iowa Presidential Caucuses and write on behalf of a well-known political blog. Ms. Peterson graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was honored as a William L. Crowe, Sr., Scholar. While at Loyola, she served as Print Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review, participated in Moot Court, and received recognition for excellence in several courses.  She also studied Cultural Property and Arts Law in Siena, Italy, with Tulane Law School. Ms. Peterson has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Louisiana “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation Defense.


PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Retail and Hospitality Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Litigation
  • Premises and Product Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense


EDUCATION:

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law — JD, 2011
  • Louisiana State University — BA, 2008


BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • All state and federal courts in Louisiana
  • All state and federal courts in Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES:

  • Customer Connection, Vol. 3 No. 1, March 31, 2017

  • Condemnation Blight: The Need for Adoption in Louisiana, Comment, 57 Loy. L. Rev. 299 (2011)

  • Clinical Book-Cooking: United States v. Palazzo and the Dilemma of Attaching Criminal Liability to Experimental Drug Investigators for Faulty Record Keeping, Case Note, 56 Loy. L. Rev. 311 (2010)

  • John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law: Brief for the Petitioner, 27 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 131 (2009)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Association for Women Attorneys – Board Member, Past President
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Retail & Hospitality Committee, Social Media Chair
    • Young Lawyer Committee, Sponsorship Vice Chair
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation Defense, 2014 – 2017

 

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