Lynn Luker

Lynn Luker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
 | 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70112-4011
Phone: 504-262-2063
Fax: 504-524-0069
Email: Lynn Luker
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Luker joins Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC after serving a six month term as Judge Pro Tempore for Civil District Court by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court from July to December 2014. 

Her areas of practice have included complex litigation, business disputes, maritime litigation (offshore oil and gas contract disputes, personal injury and property damage claims), employment discrimination, construction law, bad faith insurance claims, unfair trade practice claims, toxic torts (silica, asbestos, benzene, lead paint, noise), civil RICO, environmental matters, and product liability litigation. Ms. Luker served as national counsel for multiple clients in mass tort and multi-party litigation (class action, multi-district litigation, and consolidated cases), directing, training, and appearing in court with local attorneys across the country and as trial counsel, giving her a unique understanding of the client's perspective. She is the designated first call for certain clients when faced with environmental subpoenas and/or investigations. 

She is Co-Director of the Trial Advocacy Program as well as the Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Boot Camp, and, with Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby, co-teaches the first course on eDiscovery and Evidence at Tulane. An Adjunct Faculty for over 30 years, she has received the Tulane Distinguished Teaching Award. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Tulane Law School Environmental Law Distinguished Alumna of the Year award. 

Ms. Luker has been named as a SuperLawyer each year since 2007 (and appeared as the cover story for the 2015 edition), a Leader in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness, a Woman of the Year twice, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2009. She holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a Proctor in Admiralty in the Maritime Law Association. She was named a Role Model by the Young Leadership Council. She is also the immediate past Chair of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. She is also the former President of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association.

 



About Lynn Luker

Admitted: 1981, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.stanleyreuter.com/attorney_detail.php?detail=1&at...

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of the "Women of the Year" by CityBusiness, 2006, 2014, 2015
  • Order of Barristers, Tulane Law School
  • Named as "Leader in Law" by CityBusiness, 2008
  • Named on the "Ten Best Dressed Women" in New Orleans, 2005
  • Named as a "Role Model" by the Young Leadership Council, 2004
  • Named as one of "Best Lawyers in America", 2009 - 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007
  • Member, Executive Committee, Dean's Council, Tulane University School of Law, 1992 -Present
  • Program Director, American Inns of Court, 2002 - 2004
  • Membership Chair, American Inns of Court, 2004 - 2006
  • President Elect, American Inns of Court, 2006 - 2008
  • President, Tulane Inn of Court, American Inns of Court, 2008 - 2010
  • Member, Maritime Law Association
  • Vice-Chair, Civil Law & Litigation Section, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Assistant Bar Examiner, Louisiana Civil Procedure, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Faculty, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel, Special Committee on Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Trial Techniques Committee, TIPS, 1991
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Committee, TIPS, 1992
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Environmental Law, TIPS Liaison, 1994 - 1996
  • Member, American Bar Association, Special Task Force on Class Actions, 1995 - 1997
  • Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Deposition Program, 1992 - 1996    
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1988 - 1993
  • Assistant Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1993 - 1996
  • Program Co-Director and Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, 1995 - 1996
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Member, National Association of Women Owned Businesses
  • Vice-Chair, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
  • Board Member, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
  • Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
  • Professor, International Association of Defense Counsel, National Trial Academy, 1995
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Sustaining Member, Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Member, Business Litigation Committee  
  • Chair, International Association of Defense Counsel, Maritime and Energy Committee, 1995 - 1998
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 1996-1997    
  • Chair-elect, American Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committe, 1995-1996
  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 1994-1995
  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association, Trial Techniques Committee, 1992 - 1994
  • Member, American Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee
  • Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee, 1992-1993
  • Chair-elect, American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee, 1993-1994
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Law Committee, 1994-1995
  • Chair, Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1994 - 1995
  • Vice Chair, Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1992 - 1994
  • Member, Louisiana Judiciary Commission, 1991 - 1995
  • Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee, 2002 - 2008
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Dean's Council, Tulane University School of Law, 1990 - Present
  • Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, 1990 - Present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, New Orleans Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1981
  • Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice-Chair, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, "Settlement and Negotiation Practice", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1986
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law of Indemnity and Contribution", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • Speaker, "Trial Tactics", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1988
  • Speaker, "Trial By Masters", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Program Chair, "The Judges Speak...And Listen", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Speaker, "Deposition Tactics", Loyola Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Speaker, "Jury Selection", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1991
  • Speaker, "Demonstrative Evidence", LSU Law School, 1991
  • Speaker, "Hedonic Damages", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1991
  • Speaker, "Maritime Asbestos Litigation", ABA Annual Meeting, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 1991
  • Speaker, "Toxic Wastes", American Center for International Leadership, 1992
  • Speaker, "Transfer of Risks: Indemnity Contracts, 11th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1992
  • Program Chair, "Women Who Run With Wolves", ABA Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Speaker, "New Federal Rules and Other Hot Topics", The Rutter Group, 1993
  • Speaker, "Some Thoughts on Ethics: Witness Preparation", Loyola Continuing Legal Education, 1993
  • Speaker, "Punitive Damages: The Defendant's Perspective", International Bar Association, 1993
  • Speaker, "Toxic Tort and Environmental Claims and Efficient Claims Handling", Annual Meeting of National Association of Insurance Women, 1994
  • Speaker, "Daubert: Junk Science? Yes or No?", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Program Chair, "the Case from Hell: An NPL Site Becomes a Mass Toxic Tort Case", Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Environmental Law Committee, 1994
  • Speaker, "Opening Statements", Defense Research Institute, Annual Trial Tactics Seminar, 1995
  • Speaker, "Jury Selection", The Rutter Group, 1995
  • Speaker, "Current Developments in Maritime Law", 14th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1995
  • Speaker, National Institute, Hot Topics for Corporate Counsel, ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee, 1995
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Civil Procedure and Evidence", Tulane Law School Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Speaker, "Proposed Changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 regarding Class Actions", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1996
  • Speaker, "Federal Civil Procedure", The Rutter Group, 1996
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law", 15th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1996
  • Speaker, "Civil Trial Procedures and Evidence", Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996
  • Speaker, "Successful Strategies in Toxic Tort Litigation", American Conference Institute, 1996
  • Speaker, "Toxic Torts: New Exposures-Employees v. Employers: Breaking the Workers' Comp Bar", Mealey's Publications, 1997
  • Program Chair, "Use of Demonstrative Evidence", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1997
  • Program Chair and Speaker, "A Survey of the Law of Contractual Indemnity in Different Contexts and Disciplines", International Association of Defense Counsel, 1998
  • Speaker, "Use of Experts", Louisiana State Bar Association, 1998
  • Speaker, "Marine Operations and Employment Discrimination-Pay Attention", 17th Annual New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Trial Advocacy Program, Emory Law School, 1993
  • Professor and Team Leader, Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Loyola Law School, 1994 - 1996
  • Asbestos Litigation, Andrews Publication Seminars, 1999
  • Products Liability Seminar, Defense Research Institute, 2002
  • Speaker, The Rutter Group of Texas
  • Speaker, Professional Education Group (PESI)
  • Speaker, National Association of Insurance Women
  • Speaker, Mealey's Publications, Inc.
  • Speaker, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Speaker, International Bar Association
  • Speaker, Defense Research Institute
  • Speaker, Annual Contract Risk Management for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Speaker, American Conference Institute
  • Speaker, American Center for International Leadership
  • Faculty, National Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Instructor, Loyola University Law Schools Continuing Legal Education
  • Instructor, Louisiana State University Law Schools Continuing Legal Education
  • Instructor, Tulane University Law Schools Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1988 - 1995
  • Professor and Director, Trial Advocacy Program, Tulane University School of Law, 1992 - Present
  • Professor and Co-Director of Trial Advocacy, Tulane Law School

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • International Society of Barristers
  • Louisiana Judiciary Commission
  • Product Liability Advisory Council

Educational Background:

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, LL.M., Energy and Environment, 1992
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, LL.M., Admiralty, With Distinction, 1985
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., With Honors, 1981
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana, B.A., Psychology, 1978

Articles about Lynn Luker appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Lynn Luker

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70112-4011

 

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Last Updated: 5/22/2018

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