Celeste Darmstadter Elliott

Celeste Darmstadter Elliott: Attorney with Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard AV stamp icon
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Since 1996, Celeste has been representing insurers and providing coverage advice in connection with a variety of matters, including direct action claims, environmental and latent injury claims, business torts, and employment-related claims. From our New Orleans office, Celeste focuses on several insurance coverage practice areas including third-party insurance coverage, general liability, environmental and toxic tort liability coverage, and marine insurance coverage.

Celeste represents insurers in connection with insurance coverage and bad faith disputes involving a variety of matters including environmental and latent injury claims, business torts, and labor- and employment-related claims. In addition, she has significant experience representing insurers as direct action defendants in litigation in Louisiana.

Celeste graduated from Tulane University Law School in 1994. During law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Veronica Wicker at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Prior to joining Lugenbuhl, Celeste served as a staff attorney for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Order of the Coif. Co-Author: "Bad Faith and Punitive Damage Claims in a Direct Action State," Insurance Litigation Reporter, Vol. 21, No.9, June 1, 1999; "Bloody But Unbowed: the Absolute Pollution Exclusion in Louisiana," Environmental Claims Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 1999.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504-568-1990  Phone
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994, Virginia; 1996, Louisiana; 1995, Maryland
Virginia State; Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute.
Birth Information:
Alexandria, Virginia, January 26, 1969

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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