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Susan A. Daigle

Susan A. Daigle was born in Crowley, Louisiana on December 2, 1956 and was admitted to the Bar in 1980 (Louisiana).

 

EDUCATION:

  • Preparatory:  University of Southwestern Louisiana (B.A., 1977; magna cum laude)

  • Legal:  Louisiana State University (J.D., 1980)

FRATERNITIES/HONOR SOCIETIES:

  • Delta Theta Phi

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

  • Order of the Coif

  • Louisiana State University Moot Court Board, 1979 - 1980

  • L.S.U. Law Center Hall of Fame, 1987

  • Law Clerk for Honorable Fred A. Blanche, Jr., Louisiana Supreme Court 1980 - 1981

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1990 appointee by Federal Judiciary to Biden Committee Advisory Group for Western District of Louisiana

LECTURES:

  • Maritime Personal Injury Seminar (Topic: Contractual Indemnity in Maritime Law) October 1994 - Baton Rouge, LA

  • Maritime Law Seminar (Topic: Contractual Indemnity in Oilfield Contracts, Where Are We Now?) September 1995 - Cypremort Point, LA

  • Energy Week Conference & Exhibition (Topic: Contractual Indemnity in Maritime Law) January 1997 - Houston, TX

  • Commercial Union Inter-Market Seminar (Topic: Developing Case Strategies and Budgets) August 1997 - London, England

  • Hansa re/Sirius UK Ltd. In House Seminar (Topic: Distinctions between State and Federal Forums - Understanding the Playing Field) August 1997 - London, England

  • Zurich American in-house seminar (Topic: "Pre-Trial Case Development; and State vs. Federal Court Forums") May 1999

  • Global Special Risks in-house seminar (Topic: "Coverage Issues Commonly Seen in Energy Cases") May 1999

  • GNOBFA 2001 River and Marine Industry Seminar (Topic: "Recent Developments in the Law - Effect on the Maritime Industry") December 2001

  • Zurich American In-House Seminar (Topic: "Litigating in Louisiana; Insurance Coverage Disputes") April 2005 - Dallas, TX

  • Superior Energy Services Safety Professionals Seminar, "Dos and Don'ts of Accident Investigations," February 2006

  • Liberty Mutual Group, "Checklist for Evaluation of Indemnity Demands," October 2008 - Dallas, TX

  • Regions Insurance and their insureds (Topic: "Basic Checklist Regarding Coverage for Most Standard Contractual Obligations”) September 6, 2012

  • Regions Insurance (Topic: "Common Problem Areas in Oilfield Contracts”) October 3, 2012 

  • Berkley Oil and Gas and their agents (Topic: Gorman v. City of Opelousas case [notice provisions in claims made/claims reported policy not applied to plaintiff] and in regarding Deepwater Horizon Fifth Circuit ruling [granting BP coverage on Transocean policies for pollution claims]) June 13, 2013

  • Liberty Mutual, presentation to claims and underwriting in Irving, Tx and Boston offices (Topic: "Energy Litigation") July 3, 2015

AUTHOR:

  • "Contractual Indemnity in Maritime Law" Emerging Issues in Maritime Law: A Symposium, 55 La.L.Rev. 813 (1995) 

MEMBER:

  • John M. Duhe’, Jr. American Inn of Court 1998, 1999

  • Maritime Law Association of the U.S.

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Nominating Committee

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors

  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association Bench-Bar Committee

  • Fifteenth Judicial District Court

  • Louisiana State and American Bar Associations

Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court.