Stuart D. Kottle

Stuart served as a judicial clerk at the Louisiana Supreme Court and now practices appellate litigation and commercial litigation. Stuart previously worked at an international law firm, and his litigation experience spans multiple jurisdictions in both state and federal courts. Stuart also is an adjunct lecturer in law at Tulane Law School, where he teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy. Stuart received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Law Review. Before law school, Stuart was a Fulbright Scholar in China and the lead singer of a rock band. Stuart was born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Property Law
  • Legal Ethics
  • Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2014
  • Louisiana, 2016


  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Perry Rogers Scholar
    • Honors: Ralph W. Aigler Memorial Award
    • Honors: Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy Award
    • Law Review: Arizona Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - 2013
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics and Mathematics

Contact Information

New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Evaluation of the Profession: LJC / LSBA Joint Summer School & 2019 LSBA Annual Meeting, “Learning to Grasp the Big Picture – Depositions: What You Always Wanted to Know, But Didn’t have Time to Research,” Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2-7, 2019

Past Employment Positions

  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk, 2016 - 2018
  • Squire Patton Boggs, Associate, 2015 - 2016
  • Polsinelli, Associate, 2013 - 2015

Published Works

  • Scott Crichton & Stuart Kottle, Appealing Standards: Louisiana’s Constitutional Provision Governing Appellate Review of Criminal Facts, 79 La. L. Rev. 369 (2018)