Joseph I. Giarrusso III: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Joseph I. Giarrusso III

Phone(504) 556-4056

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance
  • Energy Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4056
Fax: (504) 556-4108
University University of Texas, B.A., with high honors; Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
Law SchoolLouisiana State University, J.D., 2001, Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review, Member
Admitted2001, Louisiana; 2002, Texas

Honors & Affiliations

Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2013-2014
The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2015
•Named a Rising Star in the 2012-2015 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
•AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Named to New Orleans CityBusiness' Leadership in Law Class of 2011
•Young Leadership Council - Past President (2012); President (2011); President-Elect (2010); Vice-President of Projects (2009); Board Member (2008); Secretary/General Counsel (2007)
•Bureau of Governmental Research - Board Member (2012-2014); Executive Committee Member (2015)
•KIPP New Orleans - Board Member (2012-2013); President (2014-2015)
•Lakeview Civic Improvement Association - (2013-2014); President-Elect (2015)
•Lakeview Crime Prevention District - Commissioner (2012-2014)
•Louisiana State, Texas State, American and New Orleans Bar Associations
•Law Clerk, Honorable Harold F. See, Jr., Alabama Supreme Court, 2001-2002

BornNew Orleans, Louisiana, 1976

Mr. Giarrusso is a member of the firm's litigation practice, focusing his work on energy-related, casualty, and commercial issues.

He handles litigation in the areas of maritime and oilefield torts. His work in energy litigation includes landowner/mineral lease disputes and royalty related litigation. Mr. Giarrusso also handles environmental and land damage cases, including environmental claims relaing to oilfield operations. In business matters, his litigation practice involves business torts, unfair trade practices, transactional disputes, and securities litigation. Mr. Giarrusso's trial experience includes a mass tort case, environmental restoration litigation, a pipeline accident, contract claims, and personal injury matters.

He practices before state and federal district and appeals courts in Louisiana and Texas. Following law school at Louisiana State University, he served as a law clerk in the Alabama Supreme Court to the Honorable Harold F. See, Jr., from 2001-2002. Before joining Liskow & Lewis, Mr. Giarrusso practiced law with Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas from 2002-2004.


•Speaker at Louisiana State Bar Seminar, December 16, 2014
•Keynote Speaker at Louisiana State Bar Disabilities Seminar, October 24, 2013

Reported CasesRecent Representative Matters; Obtained with other firm attorney trial verdict in favor of a pipeline owner whose transmission line suffered millions of dollars of damage when struck by the anchor of a pipelay barge during retrieval operations; D efeated class certification with other firm attorneys in a lawsuit alleging the monopolization of marine salvage services in New Orleans marinas after Hurricane Katrina; As trial and appellate counsel, represented a producing company in a matter asserting land damage/remediation claims arising from historical operations on the property. The matter was dismissed by the state district court on exceptions, and the dismissal was completely affirmed by the appellate court. Successfully defended claim brought by federal agency and recovered attorneys' fees from agency as result of agency's prosecution of the claim; Obtained with other firm attorney trial verdict in favor of a major oil company in personal injury case

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Joseph I. Giarrusso III

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139


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