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William Barousse


William has litigated personal injury and insurance claims his entire career. He defended various insurance companies for fifteen years before transitioning to exclusively represent plaintiffs.

William has always practiced law in New Orleans but was born and raised in Crowley in southwest Louisiana. William’s father practiced law in Crowley for over 45 years and, while growing up, William saw firsthand how important a lawyer can be to someone who is experiencing a very difficult time in their life.

William graduated with honors from Tulane University with a degree in political science and received his law degree from LSU Law School. While in law school, he was elected class president and president of the Student Bar Association and chosen to be a member of the Law Review. He is a member of the LSU Law School Hall of Fame and served as a member of the LSU Law School Board of Trustees.

William’s first trial was within two years of finishing law school and he has tried over a dozen trials to judgment. He has also handled appeals in federal and state court. He obtained jury defense verdicts in three out of his last four trials as lead counsel for insurance companies before pursuing his long-held desire to represent those who have been hurt. He has litigated class action, mass tort, and insurance coverage cases and handled personal injury cases involving truck accidents, workplace injuries, slip and falls, wrongful death, and chemical exposure.

William has lectured on the topics of indemnity agreements, offers of judgment, proving toxic tort cases, and use of various experts in litigation.

William is a graduate of the Loyola Institute of Politics, previously served as a board member and president of his neighborhood association, and is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

William is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and Texas state courts, all federal courts in Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.