D'Ann R. Penner

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Larry Curtis, APLC
 | 300 Rue Beauregard, Building C
Lafayette, LA 70508-3281
Phone: 337-564-2217
Fax: 337-237-0241
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (40%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

D’Ann R. Penner is an associate attorney at Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana. Ms. Penner dedicates her practice exclusively to maritime personal injury law and serves clients throughout the state of Louisiana.

Ms. Penner handles maritime injury matters involving boat crew accidents, commercial diving accidents, construction barge accidents, dredge boat accidents, fishing boat accidents and offshore drilling rig accidents. She also litigates automobile, railroad and truck accident cases.

A licensed attorney since 2014, Ms. Penner is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Her legal experience includes clerking for two civil district courts of New Orleans judges and practicing as an associate attorney at two private Louisiana law firms.

Ms. Penner holds a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University, Fresno. Following undergraduate school, she earned a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Before attending law school, she served as an associate professor at The University of Memphis and a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

After deciding to enter the legal profession, Ms. Penner earned her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a Master of Law degree from Tulane University Law School. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court.

 
Practice Areas

Appellate (40%)
Transportation/Maritime (20%)
Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Energy & Natural Resources (20%)

Appellate (40%): Appeals

Transportation/Maritime (20%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Energy & Natural Resources (20%): Energy Law, Natural Resources Law

Focus Areas

Appeals, Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About D'Ann Penner

Admitted: 2014, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.larrycurtis.com/About/D-ann-R-Penner.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Cali Award for Highest Grade in Advanced Oil and Gas Law taught by Loulan Pitre, 2014
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers' Rising Stars, 2018 and 2019
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, Highest Grade in Toxic Torts Seminar (Mark Surprenant)
  • Cali Award for Highest Grade in Toxic Torts taught by Mark Surprenant, 2011  
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, Scholarship, 2009-2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Judge Alfred Tate American Inn of Court, Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court, Member, 2014 - 2017
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2015  
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2015
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present  
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, 2004 - 2006  
  • Attorney for the Pro Bono Project, 2014 - 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Reversing Coastal Land Loss: Economic, Legal, and Policy Considerations, 61 Loy. L. Rev. 525, 2015
  • Associate Professor, University of Memphis, Department of History
  • Legacy Litigation in Louisiana, Loyola University (Mark Surprenant), 2014
  • Legacy Litigation: What is Reasonable Behavior in the Oilfield?, 28 TUL. ENVTL. L. J , 2, 2015
  • Overcoming Katrina, Palgrave Press, 2009  
  • The Lessons of Overcoming Katrina, Congressional Hill Lecture, 2010  

Representative Clients:

  • Lake Charles Rubber & Gasket, LLC The Charles F. Miller Family The Adam O. Dufrene Family  , 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, M.A., Major: History, 1991
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, LL.M., 2015
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, Ph.D., summa cum laude, Major: History, 1995
  • California State University at Fresno, Fresno, California, B.A. summa cum laude, Honors: Outstanding Senior in History, Major: History, 1989
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300 Rue Beauregard
Building C
Lafayette, LA 70508-3281

Phone: 337-564-2217

Fax: 337-237-0241

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Last Updated: 8/12/2019

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