Gerolyn Petit Roussel

Gerolyn Petit Roussel

Attorney at Law
Mandeville, Louisiana

Gerolyn Roussel has over thirty-five years of complex litigation experience. Gerolyn Roussel was born and reared in the River Parishes and is familiar with its customs, traditions, and strong ethical and religious backgrounds. Gerolyn Roussel was once a partner in a legal defense firm and has many years of experience in representing large corporations in major litigation. This experience allows her to view cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives, thereby allowing her to represent thoroughly the severely injured client. Gerolyn Roussel is a cum laude graduate of Tulane University School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors and as Notes and Comments Editor of The Maritime Lawyer. Gerolyn Roussel is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court as well as all federal and state courts in the State of Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Mesothelioma and Cancer Claims
  • Asbestos Injuries and Diseases
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Admirality and Maritime
  • Business and Corporate
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Toxic Exposures and Toxic Torts

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1983


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. cum laude - December, 1982
    • Law Journal: The Maritime Lawyer, Board of Editors, 1980 - 1981
    • Law Journal: The Maritime Lawyer, Notes and Comment Editor, 1981 - 1982
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. - 1974

Published Works

  • Author: Case Note, "Federal Water Pollutions Control Act - The Exclusive Remedy for Recovery by the United States of Oil Spill Cleanup Costs-United States v. Dixie Carriers, Inc.", 5 Maritime Lawyer 296, 1980
  • Author: Article, "Judicial Interpretation of 'Occurrence' and 'Pollution Exclusion' Clauses in CGL Policies", 18 The Forum 2, 1988

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Roussel & Clement
1550 West Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA 70471
Phone: (985) 778-2733
Fax: (985) 778-2734
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