Debra J. Fischman

Debra J. Fischman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
 | 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-299-2109
Fax: 504-299-2309
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Ms. Fischman is a member in the Firm's Litigation Section defending school districts and other governmental bodies and agencies and private employers throughout the State of Louisiana in employment and professional liability matters consisting of wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of tenure laws, retaliation, racial and gender discrimination, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age and Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII (sexual, racial and gender discrimination and harassment), Title IX, and other wrongful acts; toxic tort, commercial litigation, family law and personal injury litigation.

Ms. Fischman is a member of the Association of Women Attorneys; Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; New Orleans Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; and Bar Association of the United States of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana since 1978 and she has additionally been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

About Debra Fischman

Admitted: 1978, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.shergarner.com/Bio/DebraFischman.asp

Honors/Awards:

  • Chambers and Partners: Labor and Employment Law in 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell - Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011
  • CityBusiness Women of the Year, 2010
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2010-2012, 2014-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012-2016 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2008 and 2009, fellow Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Jewish Community Center Board member, 1994-1996; St. George's Episcopal School, Board of Development member, 2000-2003; Jewish Children Regional Service Board member, 2004-present; Anti-Defamation League, Regional Board member, 2008-present 
  • Jewish Community Center Board member, 1994-1996; St. George's Episcopal School, Board of Development member, 2000-2003; Jewish Children Regional Service Board member, 2004-present; Anti-Defamation League, Regional Board member, 2008-present 

Representative Clients:

  • Nassar v. Academy Sports & Outdoors, 277 Fed. Appx. 392 (5th Cir.(Miss.) 2007); Larroquette v. Cardinal Health 200, Inc., 466 F.3d 373 (5th Cir. (La.) 2006); Dumas v. Christian Health Ministries, 181 Fed. Appx. 433 (5th Cir. (La.) 2006); Broussard v. Jester, 876 So.2d 940 (La. App. 3 Cir 2004); International Chemical Workers Union v. Columbian Chemicals Co., 331 F.3d 491 (5h Cir.(La.) 2003); Arriola v. Orleans Parish School Board, reversed, 809 So. 2d 932, writ granted (La. 2002); Arriola v. Orleans Parish School Board, 799 So.2d. 488 (La. 2001); Arriola v. Orleans Parish School Board, 789 So.2d 64 (La. App. 4 Cir 2001); Ross v. Conoco, Inc., 805 So.2d 352 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2001); Yourick Lavine, Jr., Mrs. Cynthia Lavine and Harry Bonvillain v. Redgies Jackson, Calvin Cooks, Mike Lausen, John Doe, City of Thibodaux, Thibodaux Police Department and Titan Indemnity Company, 730 So.2d 958 (La. App. 1st Cir. 1998); Allo v. Horne, 672 So.2d 961 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1996); Allo v. Horne, 636 So.2d 1048 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1994); Doyle v. Titan Indem. Co., 692 So.2d 516 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1993); McElreath v. Progressive Ins. Co., 595 So.2d 693 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1992); Lewis v. Time Saver Stores, Inc., 599 So.2d 442 (La. App. 4 Cir 1992); Roberts v. Murphy Oil Corp., 577 So.2d 308 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1991); Miller v. State, 572 So.2d 197 (La.App 1 Cir. 1990); Cooper v. Ceco Corp., 558 So.2d 1355 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1990); Rogers v. Janzen, 891 F.2d 95 (C.A.5 (La.) 1989); Lowe v. Patterson, 492 So.2d 110 (La. App. 1 Cir. 1986); Ben Glazer Co., Inc. v. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 491 So.2d 722 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1986); Locascio v. Maurice, 447 So.2d 6 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1984); Brooks v. Rosiere, 585 F. Supp. 351 (E.D. La. 1984); Delaney v. Giarrusso, 633 F.2d 1126 (C.A.5 (La.) 1981); Metropolitan New Orleans Chapter of Louisiana Consumers' League, Inc. v. Council of City of New Orleans, 391 So.2d 878 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1980); Arthurs v. Morial, 383 So.2d 444 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1980); League of Women Voters of New Orleans v. City of New Orleans, 381 So.2d 441 (La. 1980); Baker v. Bell, 630 F.2d 1046 (C.A.5 (La.) 1980); Acorn v. City of New Orleans, 377 So.2d 1206 (La. 1979); Gordon v. City of New Orleans, 371 So.2d 768 (La. 1979); Cheatham v. City of New Orleans, 378 So.2d 369 (La. 1979); HMC Management v. New Orleans Basketball Club, 375 So.2d 712 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1979)

Educational Background:

  • Graduated magna cum laude in 1975 from Newcomb College of Tulane Univesity. Honors:  Alpha Lambda Delta, Tulane Scholar, 1975
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Office Location for Debra J. Fischman

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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