Laurent J. DemosthenidyLaurent J. Demosthenidy

New Orleans, Louisiana
Partner
Phone: (504) 522-0011
Fax: (504) 523-2795
Email: ljd@schafer-law.com


Experience

Laurent Demosthenidy attended Tulane University Law School, where he received a Juris Doctor with certification in Admiralty law in 2006.  While at Tulane, he served as a justice on the Tulane Moot Court Board and a student attorney with the Tulane Criminal Clinic.

Laurent has represented individuals and businesses on both the plaintiff and defense side of the bar, in matters simple and complex.  His practice focuses on a variety of civil fields, including personal injury, commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime, casualty, and insurance bad faith defense. He has also advised clients of all sizes on transactional matters, including business formation, mergers, and acquisitions. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana and Mississippi State and Federal Courts.

Laurent has made homes in both the US and France. He currently lives in New Orleans with his wife Mollye and their two daughters. He volunteers his time with the John Besh Foundation, serving on the Board of Directors.


Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Formation and Contracts

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 2006
  • Mississppi, 2007
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts for the Nothern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2007

Education:

  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    J.D., Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law
  • U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 2002
    B.A.

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association Of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Orleans Bar Association