Shannon Burr


Shannon Burr is a partner in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage, General Liability, First Party Property, Construction and Transportation Practices.

Ms. Burr has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex civil litigation practice areas including commercial general liability and commercial automobile and transportation liability, premises liability, and construction liability. Shannon’s transportation practice includes the defense of owners, lessors and operators of commercial trucking vehicles involved in intra and interstate commerce. In addition, Shannon had defended clients in premises liability cases involving various alleged defects and involving serious injury and fatality. In addition, Ms. Burr has experience defending clients involved in environmental and toxic tort claims, including CERCLA, state pollution law, and toxic exposure cases.

She has engaged in numerous arbitrations, mediations, and pretrial settlement conferences to obtain favorable results for her clients. She has successfully defended claims from pre-suit litigation to dispositive motions and trial.

In addition, Ms. Burr has defended insurers in first party claims including property damage, arson and fraud cases. 

Ms. Burr holds a Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law from Tulane University Law School, and has successfully represented clients in maritime litigation including cases under the Jones Act, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), and the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage

Additional Experience



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

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Presentations

  • Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Louisiana National Business Institute, September 2016
  • Cyber Liability RIMS Southeast Louisiana Chapter, January 2017


Tulane University

Juris Doctor, 2003

  • Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law

Tulane University

Bachelor of Arts, 1995


Social Media, the First Amendment, and the Rules of Professional Conduct; Ethics and Professionalism Journal, Summer 2016, Vol1 No.4 American Bar Association


Ms. Burr has a Certificate in Admiralty Law from Tulane University