Patrick D. DeRouen

Patrick D. DeRouen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA

DeRouen Law Firm
 | 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1913
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-274-3660
Fax: 504-274-3664
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Patrick D. DeRouen

     Mr. DeRouen is a twenty two year lawyer who has represented clients throughout all state and federal courts in Louisiana.  He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  

    Pat has concentrated his practice in the areas of SIU Investigation, EUOs, Arson Defense, Alleged Auto Theft, Staged Accidents, etc....  Mr. DeRouen also practices in the area of Insurance Defense for Personal Injury and Property Damage along with Trucking and Transportation Law.

    Mr. DeRouen has successfully resolved via trial and/or settlement over one thousand cases throughout his legal career.  He also meets the educational and work requirements to be certified as a mediator in the State of Louisiana.  Pat is an AV rated attorney who has been recognized by Super Lawyers, AM Best and New Orleans Magazine in recent issues for his legal skill and ability.

    Mr. DeRouen has also presented numerous papers at various continuing legal education seminars.  He also provides educational talks for his clients and is part of the Adjunct Faculty at Tulane Law School teaching trial advocacy.  


    About Patrick DeRouen

    Admitted: 1991, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Alpha Sigma Nu; Beta Gamma Sigma. Member: Moot Court Honor Board, 1989-1990; National Order of Barristers. Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics. Winner: Senior Trial Competition; Junior Trial Competition; Louisiana Moot Court Competition, 1990. Member, Interschool Trial Team, 1989 and 1990. Recipient, Walter J. Suthon, Jr. Award - Louisiana Security Rights.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Trucking Industry Defense Association; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; Transportation Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Ducks UnlimitedArea Chairman/Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1998 - 2007 Committee for Better New Orleans - Member of Sub-Committee, City Gov't & Finance, 1998St. Pius X Club, 1998-presentLakeshore Property Owners Association, 2000 - 2004 Acorn Adoption Agency Board of Directors, 1995 - 2000Loyola University College of Business AdministrationExecutive Advisory Board, 1986-1993Loyola University Alumni Board of DirectorsYoung Alumni Representative, 1989-1991

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Southeastern Claims Executive Association, April 24, 2006, Annual meeting, Hutchison Island, Florida"Water Under and Over the Bridge: Litigating Property Cases in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina";  Insurance Law: Ethical Handling of Automobile LawsuitsLouisiana State Bar Associations sponsored CLE conference, November 5, 2004 "Is it Covered? Recent Developments in Automobile Insurance Coverage" ;   Transportation Megaconference VI CLE Conference, April 17-18, 2003"Better Understanding Your Client and The Trucking Industry";   Destination Disney/LSBA Multi-Topic CLE SeminarCLE Conference, March 3-5, 2003"Automobile Insurance Coverage Issues";   Transportation Megaconference V CLE Conference, March 15, 2001"21st Century Challenges Which Face the Trucking Industry and its Lawyers";   Insurance Law: Those Continuing and Never Ending Changes CLE Conference, October 2, 1998 "Automobile Insurance" The Who's, What's, Where's and When's of Coverage";   Annual Presentations to various clients on multiple topics including insurance coverage, extra-contractual issues, SIU issues and recent developments

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing major companies and insurers in Louisiana, including: One Beacon/Employers Fire Insurance Company;  Lloyds of London (Certain Underwriters);  Starnet/Berkley Underwriters;  The State Farm Insurance Companies;  Canal Insurance Company (Coverage Counsel);  Gemini Insurance Company;  Carolina Casualty Insurance Company (Coverage Counsel);  The Allstate Insurance Companies;  Government Employees Insurance Company;   Extra-Contractual/SIU approved attorney for: The State Farm Insurance Companies, The Allstate Insurance Companies, Government Employees Insurance Company.   Lead attorney on SIU projects related to specific topics, providers and rings as well as general SIU work.

    Educational Background:

    • Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1990, Loyola University, (B.B.A., 1985; M.B.A., 1990)

    Industry Groups

    • DRI Trucking & Transportation Committee
    • TIDA
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    Office Location for Patrick D. DeRouen

    650 Poydras Street
    Suite 1913
    New Orleans, LA 70130

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    Last Updated: 9/29/2020

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