Mariela Cruz


Mariela Cruz is an associate in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, she assisted clients as plaintiffs and defendants in various areas of law. This background experience has assisted Mariela in becoming a better advocate for her clients and in understanding the complexities of all parties involved. Mariela is also proficient in English and Spanish and that has helped her to become more involved in these cases for the benefit of her clients.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Southeast LA Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney

Foreign Language Capabilities

  • Spanish

Professional Presentations

"Defense Base Act & War Hazards Compensation Act," CaseExperts Webinar, May 2023


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Louisiana
  • State Supreme Courts
  • State Appellate Courts
  • United States District Courts


  • Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • LSBA Access to Justice Committee

Awards & Honors

Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honors Society


Loyola University College of Law

Juris Doctor, Common and Civil Law curriculum, 2020

Birmingham-Southern College

Political Science Degree, 2014

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