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Suzette Bagneris joins the firm after serving as a civil trial lawyer for 25 years.
areas of practice have included general personal injury and wrongful death (automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, head and brain injuries, injuries occurring on property), medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, legal malpractice, complex litigation including train derailments, business disputes, maritime litigation (personal injury and property damage claims), employment discrimination, workers' compensation claims, construction law, insurance claims, toxic torts (chemical exposures of all types), and products liability litigation.
Ms. Bagneris has the unique distinction of serving as class counsel for thousands of clients in mass tort and multi-party litigation (class action, multi-district litigation, and consolidated cases).
has actually tried four Louisiana class actions in state courts throughout Louisiana, and one mass tort train derailment in federal court in Louisiana.
Just a few of Ms. Bagneris'
most notable cases include: In re Chemical Release at Bogalusa, a class action involving a chemical release of nitrogen textroxide, resulting in a $160 million settlement; Casey Billieson versus Housing Authority of New Orleans, a class action involving lead poisoning of children from paint in public housing developments, resulting in a $67 million dollar settlement; and John Johnson, et al v. The Orleans Parish School Board
, et al, Orleans Parish, a class action involving neighborhood in New Orleans built atop a former toxic waste dump, resulting in a $14 million distribution to the class.
is known for her
zealous advocacy for her
clients, for her
persuasive oral argument skills in both trial and appellate courts, and for her
ability to take a matter from inception through verdict at trial by jury or judge.
Many of the matters Ms. Bagneris handles have been resolved through trial, and she
has completed a number of oral arguments before state and federal appellate courts.
often speaks on personal injury and class action-related topics before other attorneys and judges attending continuing legal education courses.
is admitted to practice before the Louisiana State Bar, Eastern District of Louisiana, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Louisiana, and Supreme Court of the United States of America
is very active in local, state, and national bar activities, as well as community organizations and initiatives.
She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Society, and Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly known as the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association).
Ms. Bagneris is Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She is a member of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx.
contributes numerous hours of community service to her
alma mater Ursuline Academy of New Orleans
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Suzette Bagneris Suzette Bagneris joins the firm after serving as a civil trial lawyer for 25 years.
areas of practice have included general personal injury and wrongful death (automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, head and brain injuries, injuries occurring on property), medical...
Attorney Suzette Peychaud Bagneris
The managing attorney of Bagneris Law Firm
is Suzette Bagneris
Ms. Bagneris was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She is a graduate of St. Frances Cabrini Elementary School, Ursuline Academy, Loyola University of New Orleans, and Loyola Law School.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Communications and graduated from Loyola, magna cum laude.
Ms. Bagneris attended Loyola Law School on a full academic scholarship and won awards for oral advocacy in the National Frederick Douglass moot court competition.
is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
, federal courts in Louisiana and Texas, and all Louisiana state courts.
She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Louis Martinet Society, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Gambit Weekly Magazine
designated Ms. Bagneris
as a "40 under 40" Honoree in October 2000 for her
outstanding accomplishments in the legal field.
as a "top female attorney and leader in the industry making a name for herself both in the legal world and the local community" in December 2002.
Ms. Bagneris is married to Attorney Emile A. Bagneris, III, and together they have three wonderful children.
Wherever and whenever there is important work that needs to be done to help the citizens of New Orleans... you will find Suzette Bagneris
Areas of Practice
Allow Suzette Bagneris to help you understand Louisiana law to ensure you receive the proper compensation and treatment you deserve for your injuries.
If you've believe you've suffered from medical malpractice, Suzette
can help you obtain full financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other hardships.
Welcome to The Bagneris Firm
Our lead attorney, Suzette Bagneris, has over twenty years of successful litigation experience.
Other attorneys often call upon her to handle tough cases for their clients and judges frequently appoint her to represent thousands of individuals in class action litigation.
Why? Because when you are in a serious fight against companies with tremendous resources... Experience Matters!
We offer our clients personalized service.
answers all of her
You don't go through a secretary to speak to your lawyer.
Our goal is to be responsive and pro-active to successfully litigate or settle your claim.
Whether you are a part of a class action or fighting alone, we will be with you in the litigation trenches fighting every step along the way.
We offer aggressive and competent legal services.
will not get intimidated or back down under pressure.
will rise to the occasion to be your voice.
has handled trial that have lasted months and cases that have lasted decades.
does not give up on her
clients, no matter how difficult the challenges may be in the case.
We have the finances necessary to invest in every case.
We have a network of lawyers around the country, so we can take the fight anywhere.
is a native New Orleanian from a family that has been in New Orleans since the 1700's.
is proud to call New Orleans home, and she
will always operate a home office in New Orleans.
Suzette's approach is to treat every client like a member of her
When a man-made or natural disaster hits a community, Suzette
will be there offering assistance through the insurance process and sometimes the governmental red tape.
When experience matters, you need Suzette Bagneris
to fight for you.
has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts to date.
There is a reason why Kingfish Magazine
described Suzette Bagneris
as one of the best female litigators in the State of Louisiana.
There is a reason why Gambit Weekly Magazine
honored Suzette Bagneris
as an outstanding attorney for the community in its "40 under 40" issue.
There is a reason why the Times Picayune endorsed her
the best candidate for judicial office for Orleans Parish
It's clear: Suzette Bagneris
offers professional, trustworthy, and tough legal representation to each and every one of her