Loretta G. Mince - Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.

Loretta G. Mince

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 504-586-5273

Lori Mince is a partner and a member of the firm’s Litigation Section. She practices in the areas of media law, commercial litigation, and tax litigation.

Since 2007, Lori has been named as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation by Chambers & Partners, which calls her a “bright, organized and meticulous” lawyer with a “superb practice.” In 2010, she was named to the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, which recognizes the area’s 50 leading legal professionals based on their professional and community achievements.

In her media law practice, Lori represents The Times-Picayune newspaper, Cable News Network, The New York Times, ProPublica, Wick Communications, The Nation Institute, and others in cases seeking access to government records and a variety of criminal and civil court proceedings. She has also defended numerous defamation lawsuits against reporters and others.

In her commercial litigation practice, Lori has represented clients in a variety of matters, including securities fraud class actions and commercial disputes involving Wallace Drennan, Inc., T.L. James, ASCO Freight Management, Berk-Cohen Associates, and SMG (the company managing the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena).

In her tax practice, she has represented the Louisiana Department of Revenue in a variety of state corporate income and franchise tax suits against International Paper, Florida Gas Company, Shell Oil Company, Lafarge North America, Argosy Gaming, BP Products North America, BP Oil Supply, United Artists, and others.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law, 1998
    • Member of the Loyola Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University, 1992

Publications / Presentations

  • “Louisiana Smoked Products, Inc. v. Savoie & Sausage and Food Products, Inc.: If You Like Laws and Sausages,” 44 Loyola Law Review 327, Spring, 1998.

Client Comments

"ASCO used Loretta Mince in an extremely complicated insurance matter that required skill, commercial and insurance expertise, and, above all, a level head and excellent manner in communicating complex legal matters to non-lawyers. In addition, we tasked our legal team with a tight timescale to achieve a satisfactory solution. Loretta has an excellent personality that fits well with business, and she understands the key requirements of her clients quickly. This was refreshing as too many lawyers can become detached from the requirements of their clients. Loretta led an impressive legal team on ASCO's behalf, which included specialist teams in the U.S. and London, resulting in an excellent result within our required timescales. "

-Euan Lockhart
ASCO Group Ltd.

"Loretta Mince is one of the brightest litigators I have ever known. She takes full ownership of any matter in which she engages. She has a vast knowledge of law, is very methodical in her approach, and has a wonderful ability to communicate her position to all of our people. She is extremely well prepared and typically outworks the opposition in every area. She is extremely organized and excels in a courtroom environment. The one trait that separates her from other lawyers is her ability to understand the cases from our perspective. She takes ownership in the matter and addresses that matter as if it were her own."

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170-4600
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation