Laurie L. DeArmond

Laurie L. DeArmond

New Orleans, Louisiana
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.

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


Areas of Practice

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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


  • 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
  • Colgate University, Hamilton
    • B.A - 1996
    • Major: English and Geology

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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