John Alsobrook


John Alsobrook is a partner in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. John has over 30 years of litigation and legal counseling experience. 

For over 20 years, John has focused his practice on handling accident investigations involving commercial vehicles at the scene, working with drivers, loss prevention directors, police, and related experts. He also handles investigations regarding premises liability for major international hotel brands prior to litigation. John’s experience in these areas is highlighted in his recognition by The Best Lawyers in America for nearly a decade in Personal Injury Litigation - Defense section for the New Orleans, LA area.

John successfully represents and defends clients at hearings, mediations, arbitrations, in trials, and before appellate courts regarding commercial transportation, construction defects, pest control defense, products liability, workers’ compensation, premises liability, hotel/innkeeper defense, insurance coverage issues, insurance defense, primary and umbrella defense, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

John also has experience handling corporate matters related to corporate defense and intellectual property law including trademark infringement and trademark registration. 

John earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Rhodes College, and received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School where he was a trial moot court semi-finalist two years consecutively.

Published Opinions

  • Couvillion v. James Pest Control, et al., 98-CA-2382 (La. App. 4th Cir. 03/03/1999);
  • Gonzalez v. Sea-Mar, Inc., 99 F.Supp.2d 753 (USDC, EDLA 05/30/2000);
  • Dingler v. Zurich Commercial Insurance Co., 833 So.2d 524 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/11/2002);
  • Vidrine v. J & J Exterminating Company of Alexandria, 20 So.3d 585 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 10/07/2009);
  • Taylor v. Broomfield, et al., 46,590-CW (La. App. 2nd Cir. 09/21/2011); 73 So.3d 485;
  • Jagneaux v. Frohn, et al., CA 11-461 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 10/05/2011), 74 So.3d 309;
  • Janko v. The Fresh Market, Inc., 13-646, 2016 WL 1643870 (E.D. La. April 25, 2016) – Court granted MSJ dismissing client on a products liability claim and obtained settlement on defense and indemnity claims against distributer and importer;
  • Ancar v. Nungesser, et al., 2017-CW-0131 (La. App. 1st Cir. 05/24/2017);
  • Watts v. Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LLC, CW 18-4 (La. 3rd Cir. 10/31/2018); 258 So.3d 829 – successfully appealed denial of Motion for Summary Judgment, which the Third Circuit reversed the lower court and rendered summary judgment in client’s favor;
  • Cassidy v. Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LLC, 2:16-cv-01570 (USDC, WDLA 02/11/2019) – Court granted Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of client, dismissing it, with prejudice, for altercation between client’s employee and guest at casino;
  • Cole v. Seal Enterprises, Inc., et al. Civil Action No. 20-2248, 2021 U.S. Dist. Lexis 107850; 2021 WL 2351125.

Professional Presentations

John has spoken at the Louisiana Pest Management Association at its Winter Conference (January of 2011) and Summer Conference (July of 2012). Additionally, he presented CLE seminars on social media and its use in litigation and mediation at the Covington Bar Association on August 17, 2012, and at ADR, Inc. in 2013.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Louisiana
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2014-2024 — Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants 


Tulane Law School

Juris Doctor, 1990

Rhodes College

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

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