Caitlin B. Carrigan

New Orleans, LA
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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’s legal career began at an international maritime firm headquartered in New Orleans. She has since expanded her practice to include employment litigation in both state and federal courts. Specifically, she focuses on defending her clients against claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and its extensions, and the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.

Caitlin’s substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including mediation and arbitration, and administrative hearings and trials, allows her to strategically advise her clients on a case by case basis.

Areas of Practice
  • General maritime
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and its extensions
  • Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Employment litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • US District Court for Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts
  • US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Louisiana State University

  • B.S. 2007 (Business Marketing; Italian)

Loyola University College of Law New Orleans

  • 2011 (certificates in common law and international law)
Honors & Awards


  • Loyola Moot Court Board
  • Order of Barrister Honor Society
  • Dean’s Grade Appeal Committee


  • St. Thomas Moore Inn of Court
  • Elected as Super Lawyer “Rising Star” from 2014- present
  • New Orleans City Business, “Ones to Watch” 2017
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Board Member
  • Kappa Delta Sorority, Alumni Member- New Orleans
  • Loyola Advocacy Program, Alumni Advisor/ Adjunct Professor
  • Longshore Claims Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Published Works
  • PACE University Law Review, Volume 27, Issue 3, 2010
  • "Determining the Responsible Employer and Carrier," Loyola Annual Longshore Conference, 2015
  • "The Lowdown on the High Seas," Loyola University, 2015
  • "Avoiding Malpractice Mistakes," New Orleans Bar Association, 2016
Representative Cases
  • Lovas v. Turner et al., 267 So.3d 129 (La.App. 4 Cir. 3/20/19)
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement

Caitlin maintains an active involvement in the legal community. She regularly teaches skills classes to current law students at Loyola, and also volunteers for the moot court and trial advocacy competitions. She also volunteers with local charities aimed at bettering New Orleans.