J. Daniel Picou

Bar Admissions



Tulane University (B.A., 1978)
Tulane University (J.D., 1981)

J. Daniel Picou


Dan Picou is a founding partner of the firm.  For more than thirty years, he has focused his practice on insurance coverage and litigation involving marine, inland marine, energy, property and casualty, and pollution losses.  He represents the interests of primary and excess insurers in large and complex claims and litigation throughout the United States, its territories, and other countries.   He assists clients in drafting insurance policies and endorsements. He advises clients on claim handling issues, and he speaks on insurance matters.

Mr. Picou handles a broad range of claims including marine, property and casualty, onshore and offshore energy, personal injury and death, pollution, and economic loss.  He has handled numerous first-party and third-party cases involving large property and business interruption claims.  He has significant experience in class action and complex litigation.

He practices in the firm’s New Orleans and St. Louis offices.

Mr. Picou graduated from Tulane University in 1978 and Tulane University Law School in 1981.  He then served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patrick Schott of the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit before beginning his law practice.

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

Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; The Missouri Bar Association; American Bar Association; Maritime Law Association of the United States; The Defense Research Institute