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Michele Crosby
Special Counsel
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2092 tel
225.248.3092 fax

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Michele Crosby is special counsel in the Litigation Practice Group. Her wide-ranging dispute resolution practice includes representing clients in healthcare, intra and interstate commerce, commercial and casualty litigation defense, insurance, ERISA, and regulatory issues.

Over the course of her distinguished career, Michele accepted principal trial responsibility and defended clients in a full spectrum of litigation matters before judges and juries in state court, judges in federal court, before the US District Courts' Panel for Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and before the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. These cases have included a wide variety of commercial and casualty litigation defense and regulatory issues, including contract disputes, utility rate cases, landlord/tenant disputes, insurance coverage disputes, traditional insurance matters, products liability, personal injury, property damage, cargo loss/damage, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, asbestos/chemical exposure, and wrongful denial of ERISA benefits cases. She also has experience with physician employment/services contracts, the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, and regulatory compliance issues (including HIPAA and Medicare).

Michele regularly represents hospitals, national airlines, aircraft component manufacturers, national and local household goods and freight carriers, manufacturers, power equipment manufacturers, plant and building owners, pipeline companies, energy companies, insurance companies, physicians, and corporate employers.

Noteworthy

  • Ralph L. W. Schmidt Outstanding Kiwanian Award, Kiwanis Divisions 8E & 8W, Kiwanis Club of Louisiana State University
  • Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs, 2012-2014, 2016
  • Highest Award of Achievement, Outstanding Performance and Human Relations Awards, Dale Carnegie® Course in Effective Communication and Human Relations, 2014
  • Capital Area United Way Community Investment Award, 2011-2012

Presentations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
  • Capital Area United Way, Board of Directors (2008-2015); Capital Area United Way Campaign Cabinet (2013-2014); Executive Committee (2011-2012); Community Investment Chair (2011-2012); Community Investment Chair-Elect (2011-2012)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
  • The Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs, Member (2004-present); Board Secretary (2012-2016); President Elect (2016-2018) 
  • Livingston Youth and Family Counseling, Board of Directors (2003-2008); President (2004, 2006); Vice President (2003, 2005, 2007); President-Elect (2008)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District of Kiwanis International, Lieutenant Governor Division 8E (2016-2018)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association