Sarah Laurie concentrates her practice on commercial property and homeowners’ property insurance coverage defense and litigation, with a focus on homeowners’ insurance defense and bad faith claims. She also has extensive experience in other areas of the law, including mass tort, property law, employment discrimination and personal injury.
Throughout her career, Sarah has worked on claims resulting from catastrophic events, such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Zeta and Ida. She is adept at analyzing the applicable policies, caselaw and facts of each case to give her clients options for the best possible results. Primarily representing insurance companies against litigants to minimize exposure and company liability, as well as defending against exaggerated or false claims, Sarah works to ensure her clients achieve the earliest possible resolution before disputes become lawsuits, and to that end she has successfully mediated a significant number of claims.
Prior to law school, Sarah worked both on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. State Department, which provided her with valuable insight into the lawmaking process and other governmental operations.
Outside the Office
When not busy helping clients, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and children, rooting for the New Orleans Saints and Tulane Green Wave, trying new restaurants around New Orleans, and learning to cook her mother’s family recipes.
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Winter Intersession Faculty at Tulane Law School (Civil Litigation Course)
- World War II Museum Young Benefactors
- The National Council of Jewish Women
- The Friends of the Cabildo
- The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Caillot Circle
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2024)
- Comment, The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A Prosecutor’s Dream and a Hacker’s Worst Nightmare – The Case Against Aaron Swartz and the Need to Reform the CFAA, 16 J. Tech & Intell. Prop. 231