E. Stuart Ponder

Partner

Stuart.Ponder@lewisbrisbois.com

E. Stuart Ponder is a partner in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability Practice. He maintains a general litigation practice handling first-party and third-party claims against commercial and insurance clients, with a focus on general liability, professional liability, auto and trucking claims, admiralty, and excess/umbrella policies. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts.

Stuart also handles coverage litigation, with a focus on general liability, professional liability, bad faith claims, UM/UIM, auto and business auto policies, and excess/umbrella policies; and toxic tort and asbestos exposure claims, representing premise owners and product manufacturers.

Prior to joining private practice, Stuart served as a judicial clerk for Justice Jeffrey P. Victory of the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Additional Experience

Admissions

Louisiana

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 Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association

Education

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Juris Doctor, 2006

Centenary University

Bachelor of Arts, 2003