How Can I Help You Move Forward?

I believe it’s important to approach each matter strategically. To that end, I leverage my comprehensive knowledge of the law while seeking to fully understand my clients’ business and objectives. That combination is the formula for empowering my clients to make informed decisions, confronting legal challenges and pursuing opportunities with confidence.


Paul Freese joined Lugenbuhl’s New Orleans office in 2023, where he now works closely with clients to guide them through intricate commercial and maritime litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as assisting with estate planning, trusts, successions and probate matters.

Paul has assisted clients in filing and litigating Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, provided contractual opinions and analyses for clients that are parties to public and private works contracts, defended commercial clients in premises liability claims, and participated in several probate proceedings to enforce testaments. Paul has also defended clients against claims brought under the Defense Base Act and the Jones Act.

Before joining Lugenbuhl, Paul worked in insurance defense, which primarily included representing commercial auto insurers and trucking companies in personal injury claims. Paul also defended insurance clients in coverage litigation in claims involving commercial auto policies, professional liability policies and homeowner’s policies.

Outside the Office

Born and raised in New Orleans, Paul enjoys long-distance running; playing soccer; and watching Saints, LSU Tigers, Yankees and Pelicans games with his bug-eyed Boston terrier, Wingman.


  • Loyola University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2021
    • William L. Crowe Scholar
    • Loyola Law Review, Sub and Cite Editor
  • Loyola University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2015
    • Departmental honors in English
    • Member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
  • Themis Advocates Group

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2024)

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