Mr. Giarrusso is a member of the firm's litigation practice, focusing his work on commercial and energy-related issues.
His experience covers both business and energy litigation. In business matters, his litigation practice involves business torts, health care litigation, unfair trade practices, transactional disputes, securities litigation, tax disputes and grand jury investigations. His work in energy litigation includes landowner/mineral lease disputes and royalty and related litigation, and casualty litigation.
He practices before state and federal district and appeals courts in Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. 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.
Honors & Affiliations
•KIPP New Orleans - Chairman
•Lakeview Civic Improvement Association - Board Member
•AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•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 2012-2014 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
•Named to New Orleans CityBusiness' Leadership in Law Class of 2011
•Louisiana State, Texas State, American and New Orleans Bar Associations
•John C. Boutall Inn of Court
•Law Clerk, Honorable Harold F. See, Jr., Alabama Supreme Court, 2001-2002
•Young Leadership Council - Past President, 2012; President, 2011; Secretary/General Counsel, 2007; Vice President of Projects, 2009; Board Member, 2008
•Central City Partnership - Board Member, 2011
•Bureau of Governmental Research - Board of Directors
•Lakeview Crime Prevention District - Commissioner
•Ethics in the Headlines, New Orleans Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism CLE 2013
•Keynote Speaker at Louisiana State Bar Disabilities Seminar
•Contractual Indemnity and Insurance - the Basics, Liskow & Lewis 2012 Oilfield Indemnity and Insurance Seminar, Houston, Texas, November 8, 2012
•Panel Discussion: Vocational Rehabilitation from a Lawyer's Perspective, Louisiana Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, March 7, 2012
•Breaking News: What the Headlines Can Teach Us About Lawyer Misconduct, New Orleans Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism CLE, with Kenneth Polite, January 28, 2011