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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1990; Articles Editor, Loyola Law Review; Law Review Honors
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1987, Dean's List
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1990
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir.
  • 11th Cir.
  • E.D. La., 1990
  • M.D. La., 1990
  • W.D. La., 1990
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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 has practiced law in the Jones Walker Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group since her admission to the Louisiana State Bar in 1990. Her practice is primarily litigation oriented with Ms. Crosby having assumed principal trial responsibility in civil bench and jury cases in state court and in civil bench cases in federal court on a wide variety of litigation issues including the defense of traditional insurance matters, products liability, personal injury, property damage, cargo loss, medical malpractice, denial of wrongful benefits cases, the defense of cases involving Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions. She also has experience with physician employment/services contracts and ERISA plan documents. She has represented insurance companies, 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 and corporate employers.

Ms. Crosby has engaged in all phases of single-plaintiff and complex mass tort litigation, and has defended clients in a full spectrum of litigation matters before judges, juries, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts' Panel for Multi-District Litigation ("MDL").

Noteworthy

  • Recipient of the Kiwanian of the Year award for 2012–2013

Presentations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Health Law Section)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
  • Capital Area United Way (Board of Directors, 2008 to date; Chair of Community Investment, 2011 to date)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
  • The Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs (member, 2004 to date; Secretary, 2012–2014)
  • Livingston Youth and Family Counseling (Board of Directors, 2003 to date; President, 2004 and 2006; Vice President, 2003, 2005, and 2007; President-Elect, 2008)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association