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Since joining the firm in 1985, Steve Copley has represented local and national concerns in complex commercial litigation and trials including class action, insurance, energy, products liability, construction, bankruptcy and franchise law matters. His representation of several clients has spanned decades.

Steve has over thirty years of trial experience in both Louisiana Federal and State courts. He has also successfully represented clients in federal and state appeal courts and has extensive experience arbitrating disputes. Steve has written and lectured extensively on various litigation topics. In law school, Steve served as the Articles/Comments Editor of Loyola Law Review and won the Trial Competition.


  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Securities Litigation
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Products Liability
  • Banking


  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial, Chemical and Manufacturing
  • Insurance


  • Louisiana Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of TX


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. 1985
  • University of Illinois Springfield, B.A. 1976


  • St Thomas More Inn of Court


  • Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation; Products Liability (Since 2012)
  • Chambers USA – Litigation (Since 2014)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (Since 2011)
  • Listed in the A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys


  • Fifth Circuit Symposium: Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, Co-author, 36 Loy. L. Rev. 801 (1990)
  • First Sale Pricing Treatment for Natural Gas Pipeline Production 30 Loy. L. Rev. 179 (1984)