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 - 2020
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/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

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

Educational Background:

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

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Office Location for Lynn Luker

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

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