Caitlin R. Byars

Special Counsel
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-525-9888
866-514-9888 (Toll Free)
Fax:
504-525-9899
Email:

Caitlin is a New Orleans native who has lived in the Gulf South region her whole life. After graduating from Louisiana State University, she obtained her law degree in 2011 from Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, where she excelled in the nationally recognized Moot Court Program. Caitlin began her legal career at an international maritime defense firm headquartered in New Orleans, and has focused her practice on defending her clients against claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act. Caitlin's practice also encompasses the defense of automobile, premises, and other general liability litigation. Caitlin has substantial experience defending clients in all phases of litigation, including mediation and arbitration. She is licensed to practice in all Louisiana Courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and is a member of state and local bar associations.

Caitlin maintains an active involvement in the legal community and is a member of St. Thomas Moore Inn of Court. She was recognized by her peers as a Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star (2015-2017) and by New Orleans City Business as a 2017 "One to Watch." In addition to multiple industry associations, Caitlin routinely devotes her time to charitable causes focusing on bettering the New Orleans community.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Maritime Law
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • General Casualty Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Member
    • Honors: Common Law Certificate
    • Honors: International Law Certificate
    • Honors: Order of Barrister Honor Society
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Business Marketing
    • Minor: Italian

Published Works

  • PACE University Law Review, Volume 27, Issue 3, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • New Orleans Bar Association-Women