Peter J. Segrist

Peter Segrist joined the litigation section of Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C., in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Segrist clerked for the Honorable Judge Patricia Minaldi in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Mr. Segrist is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, and English. Mr. Segrist attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was a William L. Crowe scholar, graduating magna cum laude in 2013 in the top five percent of his class. While at Loyola, Mr. Segrist was elected to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review. He held internships at the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, as well as in the chambers of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry and Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Laurie White. He was also awarded the Edna S. Burkhalter Award for Outstanding Oral Ability after finishing as a finalist in Loyola's moot court competition. He served as a staff member of the Loyola Moot Court program, and competed as an oralist and brief writer at the annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition hosted by Vanderbilt University, where he and his partner were semi-finalists, and were awarded the Runner-Up Award for Best Brief. He earned Law Excellence Awards for achieving the highest grade in a number of classes while at Loyola, including Constitutional Law, Business Organizations, Legal Profession, Western Legal Tradition, Law of International Armed Conflicts, Consolidated Legal Analysis, and Courts in a Federal System. He was also the recipient of the Providence Sarah LaNasa Scholarship, and the Lemle & Kelleher Scholarship.
Mr. Segrist is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Contracts

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2013


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2013
    • Law Review: Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - 2013
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Honors: Founders Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Major: Molecular Biology
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Music

Contact Information

New Orleans, Louisiana

Honors and Awards

  • First Amendment Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
  • First Amendment Moot Court Competition – Runner-Up, Best Brief
  • Edna S. Burkhalter Award for Outstanding Oral Ability
  • Moot Court Staff Member
  • Loyola Moot Court Competition Finalist
  • William L. Crowe Scholar
  • Law Excellence Award for Constitutional Law
  • Law Excellence Award for Business Organizations
  • Law Excellence Award for Courts in a Federal System
  • Law Excellence Award for Western Legal Tradition
  • Law Excellence Award for Legal Profession
  • Law Excellence Award for Consolidated Legal Analysis
  • Law Excellence Award for Law of International Armed Conflicts
  • Warren E. Mouledoux Professional Responsibility Award
  • Louisiana Association of Corporate Counsel Award
  • Editor-in-Chief, Loyola Law Review, 2012 - 2013
  • Recipient of the Providence Sarah LaNasa Scholarship
  • Recipient of the Lemle & Kelleher Scholarship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • St. Thomas Moore Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk to District Judge Patricia Minaldi, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Research Assistant to Prof. Johanna Kalb, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Published Works

  • How Big Data and Predictive Analytics Are Changing the Attorney’s Duty of Competence, 16 N.C. J.L. & TECH. ___ (2015), forthcoming March, 2015
  • The Gradual, Constitutional Erosion of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Why the Supreme Court Made the Right Call in Snyder v. Phelps, 57 Loy. L. Rev. 899 (2011)