LPWSL

NEW ORLEANS, LA
(504) 834-6500

ST. LOUIS, MO
(314) 854-1357

 


JAY M. LONERO
Partner


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

Main Practice Areas:
Insurance
Admiralty and Maritime
Energy
Environmental and Toxic Torts
Class Action / Complex Litigation 
General Casualty Litigation

Education:
Louisiana State University
(B.A., 1987)
Louisiana State University
(J.D., 1990)

Bar Admissions:
Louisiana
Texas

 

Jay Lonero joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 1996. The focus of his practice is insurance coverage and coverage litigation involving general liability insurance, marine insurance, commercial property insurance, and homeowners insurance. He has significant experience in class action litigation, admiralty and maritime law, automobile liability litigation, energy matters, and environmental and toxic torts.

Mr. Lonero has handled numerous cases involving personal injury and death, property damage, marine casualties, business interruption, and oilfield remediation. He has defended insurers in hundreds of cases involving commercial property and homeowners claims arising out of major losses, including complex mass joinder and class action litigation. He also has significant experience litigating False Claims Act or qui tam matters regarding alleged fraudulent claims against the government.

Mr. Lonero attended Louisiana State University on a Chancellor’s Scholarship and graduated in 1987. He then graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1990, where he served as an officer of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was a member of the Flory Trial Club. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marcel Livaudais, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana before beginning his law practice.

Admitted Courts:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western
  Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Louisiana State Courts
Texas State Courts

Organizations:
Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Maritime Law Association of the United States; The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel