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Steven W. Copley

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 4000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4000

504.569.1648 (direct line)
504.582.1121 (fax)

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Loyola University, J.D., 1985
University of Illinois Springfield, B.A., 1976
Bar Admissions
Louisiana (1985)
Texas (2006)
Practice Areas

Since joining the Firm in 1985, Steve Copley has represented local and national concerns in complex commercial litigation and trials including class action, insurance, energy, products liability, construction, bankruptcy and franchise law matters. He has extensive trial experience in both Louisiana Federal and State courts. He has successfully represented clients in federal and state appeal courts and has extensive experience arbitrating disputes.  Steve is also admitted to practice law in Texas.  Steve has written and lectured extensively on various litigation topics and, during law school, served as the Articles/Comments Editor of Loyola Law Review and won the Trial Competition.

Published Works & Presentations:

  • Co-author, "Fifth Circuit Symposium: Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, " 36 Loy. L. Rev. 801 (1990)
  • "First Sale Pricing Treatment for Natural Gas Pipeline Production," 30 Loy. L. Rev. 179 (1984)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Litigation Section
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation; Products Liability (Since 2012)
  • Chambers USA - Litigation (Since 2014)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Business Litigation (Since 2011)
  • Listed in the A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys



Articles Authored...
  • Resolving the Case Through Settlement/Mediation - When, Why, and How to Get There?
  • "Help Me Help You" With E-Discovery: Working With Outside Counsel to Prepare for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

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