Ernest L. O'Bannon

Ernest L. O'Bannon

Special Counsel
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-322-1375
866-459-6002 (Toll Free)
Fax:
504-310-1501
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Property Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Defense of Personal Injury
  • Miscellaneous Civil

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1960
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • L.L.B. - 1960
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • A.B. cum laude - 1955
    • Major: Philosophy and English Literature

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, 6 Legal Environment of Ins., CPCU, CPCU, 1970 - 1980
  • Lecturer, CLE for Sundry Organizations, 1978 - 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana State Bar Association - President's Award, 1996
  • New Orleans Bar Association Geo. Arceneaux Award, 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1960 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1994 - 1995
  • Louisiana State Committee on Bar Admission, Past Member, Secretary & Chair, 1983 - 1993
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1984 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member, Past Executive Committee, 1970
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the 5th Circuit, Member
  • Federation Of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel , Member, 1968 - Present
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member, Past President, 1968 - Present
  • American College of Trial lawyers, Fellow, Past State Chair, 1990 - Present
  • New Orleans Opera Association , Director, Chair Legal Committee, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Law Clerk, 1960 - 1961
  • Milling Saal Saunders Benson & Woodwood, Associate, 1961 - 1963

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Bureau, New Orleans, LA - Board of Directors, 1970 - Present
  • Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, LA - Board of Directors, 1990 - 1993
  • Director, Christian Health Ministries Foundation, 1993 - Present
  • Past Director, Tulane Associates
  • Past Director, Baylor University Alumni Association
  • Past Director, Goodwill Industries, Inc. (New Orleans)
  • Past Director, Tulane Law School Deans Council
  • Active in other civic, religious and charitable organizations

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta