Debra J. Fischman

Debra J. Fischman


Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Recognized since 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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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.

Location

  • 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
    New Orleans, LA 70112

Education

  • Tulane University , J.D., graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Anti-Defamation League, 2008 - Present - Regional Board Member
  • Association of Women Attorneys - Member
  • Bar Association of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Jewish Children Regional Service, 2004 - 2010 - Board Member
  • Jewish Community Center, 1994 - 1996 - Board Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2008 - Present - Fellow
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Member
  • St. George's Episcopal School, Board of Development, 2000 - 2003 - Member

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

22 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell - Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer, 2010-2012
  • Chambers and Partners: Labor and Employment Law, 2010-2012
  • CityBusiness Women of the Year, 2010

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)

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