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Gregory P. DiLeo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, APLC
300 Lafayette St, Suite 101
New Orleans, LA 70130-3289
Phone: 504-702-1277
Fax: 504-522-3888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
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 since 1981, 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 Louisiana 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: Plaintiff
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
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

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

About Gregory P. DiLeo

First Admitted: 1980, Louisiana

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

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

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)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ), 1981 - 2022
  • 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

Honors/Awards

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

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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • On November 22, 2021, Mr. DiLeo obtained a mediation settlement in the amount of $2,500,000 for his client, Michelle Belleau., a 36-year-old single mother and casino server who was injured when Gustavo Montes, operating a vehicle for Command Construction caused a 4 car rear end collision on August 18, 2017, causing serious injuries to her head, clavicle, neck and back. In Belleau, et al v. The Gray Ins. Co. et al, No. 777-194 of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Ms. Belleau claimed damages for her injuries which resulted in several surgical procedures., 2021
  • On April 23, 2019, Mr. DiLeo obtained a settlement in the amount of $2.1 Million on behalf of a 38-year-old Buras, La heavy equipment operator who was injured in an intersectional collision with a company vehicle. In Mayberry v. Baskin, et al., docket no. 80-285 of the 29th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Charles, Mr. Mayberry sustained major spinal injuries requiring surgery, with instrumentation and hardware, followed by another surgery to remove his hardware., 2019
  • On August 30, 2019, Mr. DiLeo won a jury verdict in the amount of $3,038,078.00 ($3.6M with judicial interest) for his client, Obadiah Stephenson, a 44-year-old Marrero house renovator, who was injured in a low-speed collision by an 18 wheeler owned and operated by Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. In Stephenson v. Hotard, et al., docket no. 2016-2900 of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Mr. Stephenson sustained major spinal injuries requiring surgery, with instrumentation and hardware, followed by extensive pain management, post-surgical epidural steroid injections and Rhyzotomies, which will have to be repeated for the foreseeable future., 2019
  • On February 5, 2021, Mr. DiLeo obtained a mediation settlement in the amount of $1,149,000 for his client, Robert Hills, a 61-year-old New Orleans, LA forklift operator, who was injured when Ricky Decanter, operating a 16 wheeler truck, owned by UFI Transportation, Inc., unexpectedly pulled away from a loading dock while plaintiff was still completing loading operations, causing the forklift to fall to the ground, and causing Mr. Hills serious injuries to his neck and back. In Hills v. Decanter, et al., docket no. 2015-04026 of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Mr. Hills claimed damages for the his neck and low back injuries, which resulted in a recommendation for lumbar surgery., 2021
  • $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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. DiLeo is a regular presenter of continuing legal education courses for other attorneys.  His latest presentation, Jury Trial Complexities, was presented in 2021 to both the National Business Institute and to the Louisiana Association for Justice., Presenter, Jury Trial Complexities, Attorneys' Continuing Legal Education, 2021
  • Mr. DiLeo is a regular presenter of continuing legal education courses for other attorneys.  His latest presentation, Jury Trial Complexities, was presented in 2021 to both the National Business Institute and to the Louisiana Association for Justice., Presenter, Jury Trial Complexities, Attorneys' Continuing Legal Education, 2021
  • "Effective Mediation Techniques and Presentations", Mediation & Professional Services, Inc., Presenter, Mediation Techniques and Presentations, Attorneys' Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims", National Business Institute, Presenter, Bad Faith Insurance Class Actions in Louisiana, 2012
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Office Location for Gregory P. DiLeo

300 Lafayette St
Suite 101
New Orleans, LA 70130-3289

Phone: 504-702-1277

Fax: 504-522-3888

Last Updated: 7/14/2022

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