Michael Hill is a Partner in the firm’s expanding New Orleans office. He has over 23 years of experience resolving cases pending before Federal and State court juries and judges in Louisiana and Texas. His areas of practice include complex litigation, insurance coverage disputes, trucking and transportation litigation, as well as the general liability defense of individuals, companies, and their insurers.
Michael has a reputation for evaluating cases thoroughly and quickly at the outset of litigation, while working closely with clients to select and implement a resolution strategy that fits his client’s goals. In the courtroom, Michael is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients, and he has a passion for trial work. Michael’s third-party insurance defense experience includes defense of clients sued under theories of premises liability, negligent security, construction defect, automobile and trucking litigation, and toxic tort cases. In addition, Michael has handled complex first-party property coverage and insurance bad-faith litigation in both Louisiana and Texas.
Michael holds a Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation from the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He regularly instructs continuing education courses for industry claims personnel on a wide range of topics from how to manage gruesome photos at trial to good faith claims handling.
Michael graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, where he argued on to the school’s Moot Court ATLA trial competition team. In 1998, immediately after law school, Michael became a prosecutor for the New Orleans’ District Attorney’s Office where he tried over 30 cases. He later worked for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Central Staff before beginning his civil litigation defense practice in 2002
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1998
West Virginia University, B.S., 1995
Liaison Counsel 24th Judicial District Court, Hurricane Ida