Debra J. Fischman - Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Debra J. Fischman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 504-299-2109

Ms. Fischman is a member in the Firm's Litigation Section defending school districts and other governmental bodies and agencies and private employers throughout the State of Louisiana in employment and professional liability matters consisting of wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of tenure laws, retaliation, racial and gender discrimination, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age and Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII (sexual, racial and gender discrimination and harassment), Title IX, and other wrongful acts; toxic tort, commercial litigation, family law and personal injury litigation.
Ms. Fischman is a member of the Association of Women Attorneys; Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; New Orleans Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; and Bar Association of the United States of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana since 1978 and she has additionally been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1978
Jewish Community Center, 1994 - 1996St. George's Episcopal School, Board of Development, 2000 - 2003Jewish Children Regional Service, 2004 - 2010Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2008 - PresentAnti-Defamation League, 2008 - PresentAssociation of Women AttorneysLouisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionNew Orleans Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationBar Association of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Case History

Williams vs. Recovery School District — --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2012 WL 893421, E.D.La. (2012)
Orleans Parish School Bd. v. Lexington Ins. Co. — 76 So.3d 592, 2011 WL 4582442, 275 Ed. Law Rep. 492, 2011-0009 (La.App. 4 Cir.  2011)
Phillips v. Louisiana State Office of Governor — 433. Fed.Appx. 235, 2011 WL 2847452, C.A.5 (La.) (2011)
Trahan v. Drury Hotels Co., LLC — F.Supp.2d, 2011 WL 2470982, E.D.La., June 20, 2011 (2011)
Becker v. Murphy Oil Corp. — ---So.3d---, 2011 WL 2164151, 2010-1519 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2011)
Orleans Parish School Bd. v. Pastorek — 56 So.3d, 2011 WL 193455, 2010-1709 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2011)
Versai Management Corporation, d/b/a Versailles Arms Apartments v. Clarendon America Insurance Company — et al, 08-30874 (C.A. 5 2010)
Flettrich v. Touro Infirmary — 13 So.3d 1196, 2009 WL 1464966, 2007-1621 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2009)
Marshall ex rel. minor children v. Air Liquide-Big Three, Inc. — 2 So.3d 541, 2008 WL 5263857, 2008-0668 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2008)
Omega Center for Pain Management, L.L.C. v. Omega Institute of Health, Inc. — 975 So.2d48 (La. App. 5 Cir. 2007)

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs