LPWSL

NEW ORLEANS, LA
(504) 834-6500

ST. LOUIS, MO
(314) 854-1357

 


MARY K. DENNARD
Partner


mdennard@lpwsl.com
Phone (504) 834-6500
Fax (504) 834-6565

Main Practice Areas:
Admiralty and Maritime
Insurance
Energy
Trucking and Transportation

Education:
University of Virginia
(B.A., 1984)
Tulane University Law School
(J.D., 1987)

Bar Admissions:
Louisiana

 

Malise Dennard has been in private practice since 1987 and joined the firm in 2000. She became a partner in 2017. The focus of her practice is maritime defense litigation, energy matters, insurance coverage, and coverage litigation.

Ms. Dennard has handled numerous cases involving personal injury and death, marine casualties, gas well blowouts, and significant property damage and business losses sustained by companies in the energy industry. She has also defended insurers in numerous cases involving homeowners claims arising out of major hurricanes. She has tried cases in the state and federal courts of Louisiana and has handled cases on appeal.

Ms. Dennard graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, after spending her junior year abroad studying French in Paris. While in college, she was admitted to the Phi Sigma Iota national foreign language honor society and earned first place in the University of Virginia’s Maas Prize French essay contest. In 1987, she graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Admiralty and was an Associate Editor of the Tulane Civil Law Forum.

Admitted Courts:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western
  Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Louisiana State Courts

Organizations:
Louisiana State Bar Association; The Maritime Law Association of the United States; The Mariners’ Club of the Port of New Orleans; Former Director, World Trade Club of Greater New Orleans