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Listen. Think. Enlist. Act. Measure. This approach is the foundation of Olivia’s problem solving philosophy. She will effectively listen to clients’ needs, be thoughtful in planning a resolution strategy, enlist the appropriate resources to effectuate the resolution, act informed and decisively, and then measure and evaluate the outcome.

Olivia utilizes this backbone approach to defend, advocate, and advise clients in areas of law, including insurance defense and coverage, construction defect litigation, contractual disputes, subrogation litigation, and general tort litigation. Additionally, prior to moving to Louisiana in 2013, Olivia practiced in Georgia where she represented financial institutions and creditors in bankruptcy litigation, general contract and business litigation, commercial real estate and secured transactions, and debt collections and foreclosures.

Olivia received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and undergraduate degree from Emory University. At Syracuse, her peers elected her as class president, serving three consecutive terms and delivering a commencement speech at graduation. Olivia also received the publication award for her work entitled, Virtual Inheritance: Assigning More Virtual Property Rights, 21 Syracuse Sci. & Tech. L. Rep. 57 (2009). As a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Olivia participated on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Team (2010) and the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Team (2009). While in law school, she served as a student attorney for the Syracuse University Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, and worked as a judicial intern for The Honorable Diane M. Brenneman (District of Columbia Superior Court, May 2009) and The Honorable Bryan R. Hedges (Onondaga County Family Court, May 2008). For her scholarship, leadership, and community service throughout law school, she was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award in 2010.

Ever since making New Orleans her home in 2013, she enjoys exploring and embracing the sights and sounds of this culturally rich city. She is an active runner who can often be seen jogging along the St. Charles Streetcar Line and around Audubon Park. She is a huge sports fan and also has a knack for playing most recreational sports, including flag football, softball, kickball, and bowling.

Areas of Practice

  • Bad-Faith/Extra-Contractual Defense
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort
  • First-Party Property
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation and Trucking

Education

  • B.A. in Economics and Film Studies, Emory University (2005)
  • J.D., Cum Laude, Syracuse University College of Law (2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2010
  • Louisiana, 2013
  • Mississippi, 2017
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts, Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts, Louisiana, 2013-14
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts, Mississippi, 2017
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
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