Melanie Lockett

Melanie Lockett

  • Insurance Defense, Education Law, Employment Law...
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Melanie Lockett is an experienced litigator in diverse areas of law including insurance coverage and defense, education, commercial litigation, employment law, professional liability, and family law. She has litigated a vast array of legal issues in Louisiana state and federal courts. She has also successfully appealed cases to Louisiana Courts of Appeal and Louisiana Supreme Court. Melanie’s innovative and diligent approach to representing clients has led to notable successes for insurance companies, insurance agents, tenured professors, university students, and victims of discrimination. Melanie is an involved member of several professional organizations. She is an active member and holds leadership positions in the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”). She also holds the position of Vice Chair of Substantive Law Programming on the DRI 2017 Annual Meeting Steering Committee. Melanie is Diversity Liaison and Vice Chair of Membership on DRI’s Insurance Law Committee. She is also a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Louisiana Bar Association. Melanie’s served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Melanie earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. She was a member of Loyola’s Moot Court Staff and Public Interest Law Journal. Melanie also earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston University. Contact Melanie Lockett today to discuss your case.

Education
Loyola University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: Full scholarship
Tulane University
M.F.A. (1997)
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Boston University
B.Mus. (1993)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Chapter 16: An Introduction to the Advertisement Infringement Offense and the Intellectual Property Exclusion
DRI’s Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium
Ethical Issues Relating to the Tripartite Relationship and Settlement of Claims Against Insureds
DRI: Insurance Coverage and Claims Seminar
Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium
Louisiana Chapter of DRI
Fact or Fiction: Patent Infringement Cannot Constitute an ‘Advertising Injury’ Under a Commercial General Liability Policy?
DRI: Covered Events, Issue 11
Speaking Engagements
Ethics in Advertising, 11th Hour Ethics and Professionalism CLE Series
New Orleans Bar Association
Melanie will examine the rules governing lawyer advertisements, representations, and the significance of the recent 2016 amendment to Rule 7.2(c )(5) which concerns the distinction between representations that a lawyer is a “specialist” or “board certified.”
Professional Associations
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Member
Current
Media Law Resource Center
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Member
Current
DRI Diversity Corporate Expo
Co-Vice Chair of Recruitment
Current
DRI Diversity Corporate Expo, Insurance Law Committee’s Diversity Liaison
Member
Current
DRI Annual Meeting Steering Committee
Vice Chair of Substantive Law Committee Programming
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Melanie C. Lockett
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Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P.
Contact & Map
Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P.
701 Poydras St
Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
USA
Telephone: (504) 517-8160
Fax: (504) 581-2461