How Can I Help You Move Forward?

Working with insurers and insureds on coverage and defense matters for more than 20 years has taught me how to guide clients effectively and efficiently through the multi-layered challenges that can become a liability for any organization. As my clients’ pragmatic, results-driven partner, I work closely with them to ensure their (and my) complete understanding of whatever matter is at hand and together develop a strategy to deliver the right solution quickly. Focusing primarily on clients in local industries with alleged liabilities has given me insight into the strategies that will achieve the best results for my clients in Louisiana courts.


James Guidry’s primary focus is defending clients in high-stakes civil litigation with a focus on products liability, toxic tort, premises liability, personal injury, insurance coverage and insurance defense. Whether deposing fact witnesses, defending expert and corporate depositions, conducting discovery, researching complex legal issues or preparing for jury trials, James’s deep reservoir of skills and experience helps him find the right solution efficiently. His thorough research, tactful words of advice and strategic planning provide clear, resourceful and often creative paths forward.

Outside the Office

A New Orleans native, James lives in the City Park area of New Orleans where he enjoys spending time with his family, their two dogs and their two cats. An avid sports fan, when not working or spending time with family, James may be found attending or watching games and cheering for the New Orleans Saints, LSU and Arsenal F.C.


  • Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D., 1999
    • Individual Flory Trials Winner
  • University of New Orleans, B.A., 1993


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)

  • Co-author, Louisiana Civil Practice Forms

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