Gregory P. DiLeo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, APLC
 | 300 Lafayette St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3289
Phone: 504-702-1277
Fax: 504-522-3888
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Gregory P. DiLeo, founding attorney and managing owner of the Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, APLC, has served the New Orleans, Louisiana, community since the office's inception in 1980. A graduate of Louisiana State University Law Center, Mr. DiLeo's primary focus is advocating for the rights of victims of personal injury and property losses/hurricane-related damages. His firm also handles wrongful death cases, insurance litigation, class action lawsuits, defective pharmaceutical and medical product claims, and damage claims from environmental spills. Mr. DiLeo's courtroom experience includes civil litigation through jury and bench trials as well as appeals practice before all Louisiana State Courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit. 

    Mr. DiLeo is actively involved in the education of fellow attorneys and frequently conducts seminars for continuing legal education on topics such as settlements and mediation tactics. Through his "Your Legal Minute" series, Mr. DiLeo offers a variety of public service announcements on television, radio and on his website, www.gregdileo.com.

    Mr. DiLeo's trial experience includes obtaining an expansion of personal injury damages before the state appellate courts. He successfully argued for the extension of mental anguish damages to uninjured victims of property damage who witnessed the destruction of their personal property.

    Mr. DiLeo served on the Louisiana Association for Justice, the Board of Governors from 1981 to 2016, and he is an active member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, the New Orleans Bar Association and Louisian Bar Association. A goal-oriented attorney, Mr. DiLeo is dedicated to providing his clients with open and frequent attorney-client communication throughout each step of the legal process.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    About Gregory DiLeo

    Admitted: 1980, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gregdileo.com/Attorneys/Gregory-P-Dileo.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Delta Theta Phi
    • AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com).

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ), 1981 - 2016
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1980
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
    • Member, American Bar Association, 1981 - 2016
    • Louisiana, 1980

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • St. Pius X Conference President, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1999 - Present
    • Board of Directors, Vice-President, Ozanam Inn., 1999 - 2004

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Effective Mediation Techniques and Presentations", Mediation & Professional Services, Inc.
    • "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims", National Business Institute

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $2.5M Settlement:In 2014, Mr. DiLeo was lead counsel in several consolidated cases where he obtained a settlement in the amount of $2.5M in the matter entitled, “Urquhart v. Metropolitan Hospice,” bearing no. 2006-3826 of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.  This suit involved the deaths of several elderly patients of Metropolitan Hospice in New Orleans East, where the nursing staff, led by administrator Mona Bagot, R.N, who abandoned all of the patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, leaving them to die alone with only a minister, who had no medical training., 2014
    • $1.5M Settlement/Trial:In 2010 , Mr. DiLeo was lead counsel in another Katrina related case, which settled during trial in the amount of $1.5M in the matter entitled, “Edwards v. UHS, Inc.,” bearing no. 2006-9310 of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.  This suit involved the death of the plaintiff’s mother who perished at Methodist Hospital in New Orleans East, due to the failure of the hospital’s administrators to evacuate its patients before Hurricane Katrina.  , 2010
    • $3.9M Settlement:In 2015, Mr. DiLeo obtained a settlement for his client, Erica Jones, M.D., with Domino’s Pizza for $3.9 Million in the matter of "Erica Jones v. Kristi Sons, RPM Pizza, Inc and Tower Insurance Company," bearing #2012-6372 of the docket of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. The matter stemmed from the July 4, 2011 collision between Jones and a Domino’s delivery driver at the intersection of Dwyer Road and Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans, LA. Jones was a freshman medical student in Tulane Medical School at the time and sustained a severe wrist fracture. Dr. Jones graduated from Tulane Medical School in 2014 and has been accepted into Emory University’s Neurology residency program., 2015
    • $11M Jury Verdict: On April 10, 2018, Mr. DiLeo obtained a record breaking jury verdict for more than $11 Million Dollars on behalf of a New Orleans woman injured in a motor vehicle collision, where $6.5M was awarded for physical and mental pain and suffering, in the matter entitled, "Lataria Duplessis v. Charles Turner and First Mercury Ins. Co., et al.," docket no. 2015-4265 of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, 2018., 2018
    • $3.2M Jury Verdict:On August 26, 2016, Mr. DiLeo obtained a unanimous jury verdict for more than $3.2 Million Dollars on behalf of a Metairie man injured in a motor vehicle collision, where $2M was awarded for physical and mental pain and suffering, in the matter entitled, Scott W. Tillman v. Joseph Lawrence, Schneider National Carriers, Inc., et al.," docket no. 699-698 of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson., 2016
    • $20M Class Action Settlement:Mr. DiLeo, was lead counsel on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the class action entitled, "Orrill v. La. Citizens Fair Plan," where he obtained a settlement in the amount of $20M against Louisiana Citizens Insurance Company for statutory penalties for the insurer's late payment of Hurricane Katrina and Rita property damage claims. , 2013

    Representative Clients:

    • Orrill, et. al. v. AIG, Inc., et. al.
    • Chalona et. al. vs. Louisiana Property Insurance Company
    • Jones v. Thomas, ((La.)) 426 So.2d 609, 1983
    • Broome v. Gauthier , (La. App., 4th Cir. 11/10/83) 443 So.2d 1127 (La. 4th Cir. 1983)

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.A., in English/Creative Writing, 1977
    • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., Honors: Moot Court Board Advisor, 1980
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    Office Location for Gregory P. DiLeo

    300 Lafayette St
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3289

    Phone: 504-702-1277

    Fax: 504-522-3888

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    Last Updated: 3/4/2020

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