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Stuart D. Kottle

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Biography

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.

Classes & Seminars

  • 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 Positions

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

Representative Clients

  • W&T Offshore, L.L.C. v. Texas Brine Corp., 2018-0950 (La. 6/26/19), -- So.3d—; rehearing granted and then recalled, 2018-00950 (La. 1/29/20), --So.3d--
  • Deep S. Ctr. for Envtl. Justice v. Council of City of New Orleans, 2019-0774 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2/12/20), -- So.3d --

Representative Cases

  • Mestayer v. City of New Orleans, Case No. 19-14432 , 2020, E.D. La.
  • St. Bernard Par. Gov’t v. Perniciaro, 2019-0604 , 2020, La. App. 4 Cir.
  • Deep S. Ctr. for Envtl. Justice v. Council of City of New Orleans, 292 So. 3d 973. , 2020, La. App. 4 Cir.
  • W&T Offshore, L.L.C. v. Texas Brine Corp., 2018-0950, p. 1 , 2020, La.

Published Works

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

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

Education

  • 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
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics and Mathematics

Bar Admissions

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