Deanne B. McCauley

New Orleans, LA
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Deanne McCauley was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1967. She was raised in Lafayette and received her Bachelor of Arts in pre-law from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 1993. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  She regularly practices throughout the state and has extensive trial experience in most Louisiana courts, as well as before the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Office of Administrative Law Judges. For more than 30 years, Deanne has successfully litigated Louisiana workers' compensation claims and longshore claims, and she has a wide-range of expertise, including litigation involving admiralty/maritime law, personal injury liability defense, commercial liability defense, premises liability, construction law, medical, dental and nursing home malpractice, professional liability and subrogation claims. Deanne has lectured with the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) and has provided various training seminars to clients to guide them through claims in the Louisiana Workers' Compensation system and LHWCA for both beginners and advanced claims administrative professionals.

Areas of Practice
  • Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law- State and Longshore
  • Admiralty/Maritime Law
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Professional Liability
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana 1993
  • 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

Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi

  • J.D. - 1993

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana

  • B.A. - 1990
  • Major: Pre-Law
Honors & Awards
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Published Works
Representative Cases
  • Giorlando v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, 16-262 (La. App. 5 Cir. 12/14/16), 209 So.3d 293
  • William v. Temple Inland, Inc. 2009 WL 4980389 (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/23/09) 30 So.3d 750
  • Sundown Exp., Inc. v. Gonzales 2009 WL 3294805 (La App 5 Cir. 10/13/09) 27 So.3d 867
  • Shirley v. J & S Dozier Services, Inc. 2009 WL 1608457 (La. App 3 Cir. 6/10/09 12 So. 3d 1109
  • Mike v. Bob’s Painting 2008 WL 4376700 (La. App 1 Cir. 9/26/08) 995 So. 2d 43
  • Moore v. Transmissions, Inc. 2006 WL 2741655 (La App 2 Cir 9/27/06) 940 So.2d 694
  • Distefano v. B & P. Const., Inc. 2004 WL 1171197 (La. App 5 Cir. 5/26/04) 874 So. 2d 407
  • Pettifield v. Venture Inc., 2000-2502 (La. 11/17/00) 774 So.2d 154
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement