Rachal Chance Kramar



Rachal is an associate in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Insurance Coverage Practices.

Rachal has a diverse litigation background representing individuals and small businesses, municipalities, manufacturers, government contractors and insurers in general liability actions and contract disputes. She also has experience in admiralty/maritime defense, product liability, and premises liability.

Rachal also counsels insurers about coverage matters with an emphasis on commercial general liability, first party property claims, professional liability, and marine liability policies.

During law school, Rachal was a research assistant to the late Susan B. Kalinka, professor of federal and international tax law. Before entering private practice, she served as law clerk to the Honorable John C. Davidson, Ninth Judicial District Court of Louisiana.  

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Additional Experience



United States District Courts: Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Judge, LSBA Region 4 Mock Trial Competition, 2017 & 2018
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • U.S. Senate Youth Alumni Association
  • Arts Council of New Orleans

Professional Presentations

Jones Act Seaman Status Update, Maritime Risk Claim Solutions, Inc. CLE, October 2017


Louisiana State University Law Center

Juris Doctor, 2007

Baylor University

Bachelor of Science, 2003

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • University Scholars Program
  • Baylor in Great Britain, summer abroad, Imperial College London


Notary, Louisiana