Gerolyn Petit Roussel
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  • Attorney at Law

Location:

Mandeville, LA

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Fax:

985-778-2734

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Gerolyn Roussel has over thirty-seven 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

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

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 12/1982
    • Honors: cum laude
  • 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

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Boullion, 2020 WL 1066080 (E.D.La. 3/4/20)
  • Rodrigue v. Travelers Insurance Co., 288 So.3d 294 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1/8/20)
  • Courville v. Lamorak Insurance Co., 2019 WL 5382196 (La.App. 4 Cir 10/21/19)
  • Melancon v. Lamorak Insurance Co., 742 Fed. Appx. 833 (5th Cir. 7/26/18)
  • Legendre v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., 2018 U.S. App. Lexis 6658 (5th Cir. 3/16/18)
  • Legendre v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., 2017 WL 1458209 (E.D.La. 4/25/17)
  • Bell v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, 2017 WL 979023 (E.D.La. 3/13/17)
  • Loupe v. Pennsylvania General Insurance Company, 2016 WL 6803531 (E.D.La. 11/17/16)
  • Vedros v. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., 2015 WL 4042123 (E.D.La. 7/1/15)
  • Wilde v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., 616 Fed.Appx. 710 (5th Cir. 6/19/15)
  • Humphries v. OneBeacon America Insurance Company, 2015 WL 750512 (E.D.La. 2/20/15)
  • Alberes v. Anco Insulations, Inc., 156 So.3d 795 (La.App. 4 Cir. 12/10/14)
  • Rodrique v. Continental Insurance Company, 2014 WL 4999465 (E.D.La. 10/7/14)
  • Landry v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 111 So.3d 508 (La.App. 4 Cir. 3/6/13)
  • Vedros v. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., 2013 WL 1115188 (E.D.Pa. 2013)
  • Williams v. Asbestos Defendants, 95 So.3d 497, La.App. 4 Cir. 5/16/12
  • Marchand v. Asbestos Defendants, 44 So.3d 355, La.App. 4 Cir. 7/21/10
  • Becnel v. Northrop Grumman Ship System, Inc., 2009 WL 5667696, La.App. 4 Cir 9/28/09
  • Granier v. Northrop Grumman Ship System, Inc., 2008 WL 5216213 (E.D.La. 2008)
  • Danos v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 989 So.2d 160, La.App. 4 Cir. 7/2/08
  • Buffone Jambon v. Northrop Grumman Ship System, Inc., 2007 WL 2992171 (E.D.La. 2007)
  • Herbert v. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., 2006-LHC-1609, 2007, OWC
  • Granier v. Avondale Industries, Inc., et al., 940 So.2d 678, La.App. 4 Cir. 8/16/06
  • Betty McGee, et al. v. ACandS, Inc., et al., 933 So.2d 770, La. 7/10/06
  • Landry v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 877 So.2d 970, La. 7/2/04
  • Ewing v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 846 So.2d 813, La.App. 3 Cir. 2/19/03
  • Asbestos Plaintiffs v. Borden, Inc., 826 So.2d 581, La.App. 4 Cir. 8/14/02
  • Hoerner v. ANCO Insulations, Inc., 812 So.2d 45, La.App. 4 Cir. 1/23/02
  • Anderson v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 798 So.2d 93, La. 10/16/01
  • Coates v. ANCO Insulations, Inc., 786 So.2d 749, La.App. 4 Cir. 5/21/01
  • McDuffie v. ACandS, Inc., 781 So.2d 628, La.App. 4 Cir. 2/14/01
  • Farinelli v. St. John The Baptist School Board, 694 So.2d 1073, La.App. 5 Cir. 4/29/97
  • Millet v. Crump, 687 So.2d 132, La.App. 5 Cir. 12/30/96
  • Douglas v. Allied Signal, Inc., 1993 WL 414644 (E.D.La. 1993)
  • Aydell v. Sterns, 677 F.Supp. 877, 1988, M.D. La.
  • Smith v. Odom Offshore Surveys, Inc., 791 F.2d 411, 1986, 5th Cir.
  • Nix v. City of Houma, 488 So.2d 184, La. 5/20/86
  • Ducre v. Executive Officers of Halter Marine, Inc., 752 F.2d 976, 1985, 5th Cir.
  • Smith v. Odom Offshore Surveys, Inc., 588 F.Supp. 1168, 1984, M.D.La

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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