Laurie L. DeArmond

Laurie L. DeArmond

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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense/Insurance Coverage/Insurance Fraud/Bad Faith
  • Trucking/Transportation Law
  • Commercial Litigation


Laurie grew up in Putnam, Connecticut, and attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where she earned a BA in English and Geology. 

Laurie moved to New Orleans to attend law school at Loyola, where she was active in Moot Court, serving on the Moot Court Board as the National Team Coach.
After receiving her JD from Loyola, Laurie attended the University of San Diego, where she received an LL.M. in Criminal Law.

Laurie served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Ross P. LaDart of the 24th Judicial District Court for two years before accepting an associate position with the law firm of Porteous, Hainkel and Johnson. 

In 2009, Laurie accepted a position as associate with the DeRouen Law Firm and she became a partner in 2018.

Laurie concentrates her practice in insurance defense, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, trucking/transportation law, and insurance fraud.



  • Colgate University, Hamilton
    • B.A – 1996
    • Major: English and Geology
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D – 1999
    • Honors: Moot Court Member, Moot Court Spring Team Member, Moot Court Board Member
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. – Criminal Law – 2000

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • DRI, 2012 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate, 2009
  • Partner, 2018

Past Positions

  • Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, Associate , 2003 to 2009
  • Judge Ross P. LaDart, Law Clerk, 2001 to 2003

Representative Cases

  • Lopez v. Manint, et al, 76 So. 3d 1223, 2011, La. Ct. App. 5th
  • Oliver v. Allstate, et al, 991 So. 2d 566, 2008, La. Ct. App. 4th
  • Davis v. Fenerty, 892 So. 2d 55, 2004, La. Ct. App 5th


  • Super Lawyers, 2020

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003
  • Massachusetts, 2013