Lance S. Ostendorf

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Ostendorf, Tate, Barnett LLP
 | 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1460
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-527-0700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property (30%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

As one of the founding attorneys with the law firm Ostendorf, Tate, Barnett LLP, Lance S. Ostendorf serves clients in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the surrounding area. His general practice incorporates a wide variety of legal areas, including personal injury law, employment law, family law and intellectual property law, among others.

With such a diverse law practice, Mr. Ostendorf has had the opportunity to represent many different types of clients, including individuals and large companies. His experience has allowed him to push new ideas in legal practice, and he has published several law review articles.

In his more than 35 years of practicing law, Mr. Ostendorf has earned respect within his profession. Among other awards and honors he has received, he has earned the AV Preeminent* rating from the attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ostendorf also maintains membership in a number of professional organizations, including the New Orleans Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He also maintains membership in the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar
Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Mr. Ostendorf graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law with honors. He has been admitted to practice law since 1980. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ostendorf focused his undergraduate education in the areas of finance and accounting, graduating summa cum laude from Loyola University.

Mr. Ostendorf is admitted to practice law in Louisiana state courts, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

* AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (60%)

Intellectual Property (30%): Intellectual Property Law

Entertainment & Sports (10%)

Focus Areas

Intellectual Property Law


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015

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About Lance Ostendorf

Admitted: 1980, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:!lance-s-ostendorf

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer. Highest Possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. AV Preeminet Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource. , AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, AV Preeminent : Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • AM Best Approved
  • Voted into Whos Who in the World
  • Voted into Whos Who in Finance and Industry
  • Voted into Whos Who in America
  • Loyola Law Review, Loyola Law School
  • Blue Key Honor Society, Loyola Law School
  • Voted into Marquis Whos Who in American Law
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Association in Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, American Institute of Average Adjusters
  • Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, New Orleans Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Institute of Average Adjusters

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Member, Loyola Law Review, 1978 - 1980

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Summers vs. Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and Marriott , No. 14-CA-800 , La. 5th Cir., 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Dehart vs. Betty Breaux Personnel, 535 So.2d 456 (La. App. 4th Cir.), 1989
  • Ponthier vs. INA, 522 So.2d 188 (La. App. 5th Cir.), 1988
  • Rice vs. Flour Constructors, Inc., 577 So.2d 1054 (La App. 4th Cir.), 1991
  • Villanveua vs. CNA Ins. Co., 868 F.2d 684 (5th Cir.), 1989
  • Pizzitolo vs. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 812 F.2d 977 (5th Cir. 987)
  • Rivere vs. Offshore Painting Contractors, 872 F.2d 1187 (5th Cir.), 1989
  • Quave vs. Progress Marine, 918 F.2d 33 (5th Cir.), 1990
  • Campo vs. Electo-Coal Transfer Co., 955 F.2d 10 (5th Cir.), 1990

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, B.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting, summa cum laude, 1976
Office Location for Lance S. Ostendorf

650 Poydras Street
Suite 1460
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-527-0700


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Last Updated: 11/14/2017

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