Joanne Rinardo

Joanne Rinardo

Deutsch Kerrigan LLP

Recognized since 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Joanne Rinardo defends clients in employment and constitutional claims and is best known for litigation involving Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Family Medical Leave Act, as well as general employment claims. Ms. Rinardo has defended 60 EEOC and/or comparable state agency charges in a tri-state area over a two-year period with no findings of “cause” issued against the client.

She also advises clients in developing the internal best practices, policies, and procedures to avoid unnecessary or costly claims.


  • 755 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130


  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., graduated 1995
  • University of New Orleans, Ph. D., graduated 1988
  • University of New Orleans, M.Ed., graduated 1978
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana


  • American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association -
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Louisiana State Bar Association -
  • New Orleans Bar Association -

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

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