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Natasha Z. Wilson

Partner

BIO

Natasha Z. Wilson, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, has a wide range of experience with labor and employment law, state workers’ compensation, longshore and harbor workers' compensation, trucking, construction, coverage, maritime, toxic torts, asbestos, class actions, medical malpractice, professional liability, subrogation, successions, and general insurance defense. She is an articulate, persuasive negotiator and aggressive litigator with first-chair trial experience. Natasha is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, Texas state courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, St. Thomas More Inn of Court, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the New Orleans Bar Association. Natasha is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. She was named one of New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers. Natasha is also the proud mother of two sets of twins.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Appellate Practice

  • Construction Law

  • Cyber Law

  • Employment Law

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Insurance Defense Litigation

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Professional Liability Litigation

  • Toxic Tort and Mass Litigation

  • Workers Compensation / LHWCA (Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi)

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar, 1993

  • Texas State Bar, 2001

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

 

EDUCATION

  • University of Alabama, B.A., 1989

Student Body President of the College of Communication, Recipient of the Dean’s Leadership Award, the Robert Jones Memorial Journalism Scholarship, and the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.

  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Graduated in the top one-third of the class. National Security Law Moot Court team member, Moot Court Board member, and Moot Court teaching assistant. Recipient of the Sert Moot Court Scholarship and the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Procedure.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • State Bar of Texas

  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

  • New Orleans Bar Association

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Celebration Church, Inc. v. Church Mut. Ins. Co., et al., 216 So.3d 1059 (La. App. 5 Cir. 12/14/16)

  • Gregory L. Griffith v. O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc., 14-470 (M.D. La. 9/2/16); 2016 WL 5660917, affirmed, 689 Fed.Appx. 346 (5th Cir. 5/17/17)

  • Sherri Hotard v. Murphy, Rogers, Sloss & Gambel, 13-95 (La. App. 5 Cir. 6/27/13); 120 So.3d 787, writ denied, 2013-1818 (La. 11/1/13); 125 So.3d 436

  • Sherri Hotard v. Murphy, Rogers, Sloss & Gambel, 11-1143 (La. App. 5 Cir. 5/31/12); 97 So.3d 407

  • Carl Hirst, et al. v. Alexander J. Thieneman, Jr., et al., 2005-0224 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/7/2005); 901 So.2d 578

  • Robert Gomez v. Sundowner Offshore Serv., Inc., 99-521 (La. App. 3 Cir. 10/6/99); 745 So.2d 104

  • John L. Gaines v. Daiichi Chuuo Shipping (American), Inc., et al., 95-1597 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/24/96); 673 So.2d 1192

  • Nora Walker v. Schwegmann Giant Supermarkets, Inc., 95-1934 (La. App. 4 Cir. 3/14/96); 671 So.2d 983

  • Donald Waterman, et al. v. Colonial Penn Ins. Co., et al., 95-1578 (La. App. 4 Cir. 12/28/95); 666 So.2d 699

  • Sharon M. Harris, et al. v. Ted R. Brustowicz, M.D., et al., 95-0027 (La. App. 1 Cir. 10/6/95); 671 So.2d 440

  • Robert Delphen, et al. v. Department of Transp. and Development, et al., 94-1261 (La. App. 4 Cir. 5/24/95); 657 So.2d 328, reh’g denied (La. App. 4 Cir. 7/20/95), writ denied, 95-2116 (La. 11/17/95); 663 So.2d 716, writ denied, 95-2124 (La. 11/17/95); 663 So.2d 717

  • John Young v. Otis T. Logue, et al., 94-0585 (La. App. 4 Cir. 5/16/95); 660 So.2d 32, writ denied, 95-2575 (La. 12/15/95); 664 So.2d 443

  • William Ernest Shaw v. I.F. Hingle, 94-1579 (La. 1/17/95); 648 So.2d 903

  • Ancel Abadie, et al. v. City of Westwego, 94-536 (La. App. 5 Cir. 11/29/94); 646 So.2d 1229, writ denied, 95-0376 (La. 3/30/95); 651 So.2d 839

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 2023-to present, Board Member-Legal Counsel - The Cool Cooperative

  • 2011-2016 Board Member-Legal Counsel - Lusher PTSA

  • 1996-2017 Board Member-Legal Counsel/Sustainer - Junior League of New Orleans

  • 1993-1996 Board Member-Secretary - Bridge House

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