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As an experienced litigation attorney, I am detail-oriented and proficient at identifying and isolating issues in dispute. I have effectively managed every aspect of the claims and litigation process, and I am passionate about resolving matters in a fair and expeditious manner. 


Shaundra Schudmak’s broad insurance practice includes insurance coverage, insurance defense, bad faith claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, property damage claims, commercial litigation, torts, premises liability, public sector liability, and pre-litigation consulting. She also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. 

Shaundra has substantial litigation experience in both state and federal courts. Since joining Lugenbuhl, she has worked diligently to partner with clients to resolve matters through pre-litigation consulting and  negotiation when possible, but Shaundra is also a fierce advocate in trial when necessary. Her unique skills combined with her calm confidence resonate with her clients to earn their trust, and her ability to make clients feel at ease in stressful situations has led her to earn plaintiff representation experience with complex property insurance, personal injury, medical malpractice and civil rights claims. Shaundra has also been appointed to serve as the arbiter in single-panel arbitrations of consumer disputes. 

While in law school, Shaundra earned a Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice from the Hamline Dispute Resolution Institute. She ultimately found her niche during her clerkships for an insurance defense firm, providing in-house counsel services for a large national insurance company, and later a boutique firm handling primarily insurance and public sector liability disputes. 

Outside the Office

When Shaundra is not in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with family and friends. 


  • Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D./B.C.L., 2008
  • Hamline Dispute Resolution Institute, Certificate in Global Arbitration Law & Practice, 2006
  • University of Georgia, B.S., 2003


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

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


  • Louisiana State Bar Association 
  • Georgia State Bar Association 
  • New Orleans Bar Association 
  • Louisiana Claims Association 
  • American Arbitration Association 
  • Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. 

  • Best Lawyers (2019-2024)
  • Super Lawyers (2021-2024)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” (2019-2020, 2023)
  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2016-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating

  • “Breaking Down Privileges: Discovery of an Insurer’s Files in Litigation, It’s a Privilege to Know Your Rights,” Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (2018) 
  • “What Do You Do When Your Insured Doesn’t Cooperate?,” Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference, Natchez, Mississippi (2016) 
  • “You Want Me To Insure Whom? A Discussion of Additional Insured Status,” Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana (2015) 
  • “Reimbursement of Advance Benefits, A Practical Guide,” The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (May 2014), republished in Texas Lawyer (June 2014) 

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