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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...
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
Who is Suzette Bagneris?
A Christian, daughter, wife, mother, proud New Orleanian, avid Saints fan, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.. oh... and very hard working attorney!
Suzette Bagneris has been a practicing litigation attorney since October 8, 1993.
However, The Bagneris Firm, L.L.C.
was founded on January 9, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since its formation, the firm has been located in New Orleans; however, it has provided legal services to citizens throughout the State of Louisiana.
The firm's founding attorney, Suzette Bagneris, is a native New Orleanian.
She is a graduate of St. Frances Cabrini Elementary School, Ursuline Academy High School, Loyola University (magna cum laude), and Loyola Law School.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications, with three minors.
graduated from college in three (3) years, 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.
was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar
in October 1993, and has more than 22 years of distinguished service to the citizens of New Orleans.
is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
, Federal Courts throughout 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 (New Orleans Chapter), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
legal career, Suzette
has earned a reputation for being a "tough advocate" for her
The Bagneris Firm
has attained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for its clients in litigation matters.
described Suzette Bagneris
as one of the best female litigators in the State of Louisiana.
has also been recognized for her
outstanding professional accomplishments by Gambit Weekly Magazine
("40 under 40"), The New Orleans Tribune
, The Times Picayune
, and Radio Station 102.9 in New Orleans.
In 2007, The Times Picayune endorsed Ms. Bagneris to serve as a civil trial court judge in Orleans Parish.
Firm Goals and Strategy
While our goal is to amicably resolve cases out of court by settlements that fairly and reasonably compensate our clients whenever possible, Suzette
is a well-prepared, aggressive and capable court room litigator.
brings unparalleled passion and compassion to each case.
enthusiasm for the cases that she
handles is intense.
Each case brings her
on a new adventure of learning and understanding the facts and law pertaining to the client's situation in order to present the case properly.
understands the needs of her
client base, and never quits until a successful outcome is attained.
She may be the only attorney in Louisiana who can boast of representing one neighborhood for two decades, until a successful outcome was realized for them.
is most comfortable standing before a jury.
That is why other attorneys refer cases to her