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Katherine M. Loos has a balanced practice including mediation, plaintiff personal injury, corporate and insurance defense.  She has over thirty years’ experience representing large and small businesses, insurance companies and individuals in litigation.  


Litigation


For 27 years, Ms. Loos was a partner in a mid-size Lafayette firm where she had a full-time litigation practice. She has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. 


She has tried, as first chair, dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, many of which involved severe injuries.  She has defended a large volume of toxic exposure cases throughout the state.  For several years, Ms. Loos represented one of her clients in hundreds of satellite television piracy cases which were litigated in all of the federal courts in Louisiana.  Ms. Loos has served as legal counsel for civil service boards and was recently appointed by the Lafayette Parish School Board to serve as a disciplinary hearing officer. Ms. Loos also has extensive appellate court experience.


She has represented her clients in many kinds of disputes including:

  • Mass Torts

  • Automobile Liability

  • Complex Multi-Party Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Occupational Exposure/Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Litigation

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Alternative Dispute Resolution


Ms. Loos has had an active mediation practice with Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions for over ten years. She has achieved settlements in the vast majority of her mediations.


The cases she has successfully resolved include, but are not limited to:


  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Maritime and Non-Maritime
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • ​Vehicular Accidents
  • Construction Litigation
  • Property Damage

Ms. Loos conducts seminars for bar associations, claims associations and business groups. She is also regularly asked to serve as a moderator and panel member for professional associations.


Professional Associations:


  • Louisiana State Bar Association

​              Alternative Dispute Section Member        

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Inn of Court of Acadiana- past member


Bar Admissions:


  • ​Louisiana, 1982
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of  Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1986


​ATTORNEY AT LAW

  • Negligence
  • ​Premises Liability and Slips and Falls
  • Intellectual Property
  • ​Products Liability
  • Life Insurance

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Phone 337-534-4770    |    Fax 337-534-4772    |    kate@katelooslaw.com

Mission


Katherine Loos provides her clients with superior personal service. She delivers top-level performance and results without ever compromising her ethics.


Katherine M. Loos, LLC is a woman-owned firm engaged in a wide range of negotiation, litigation and mediation services,making her firm unique in the area.

Ms. Loos gives her clients the time, professional and personal attention they need; however, she is conscious of her clients’ desire for cost-effective legal representation. Her small firm setting is focused on service, integrity and value. She will listen, collaborate and advise you of the best legal strategy in your circumstances.

​Ms. Loos understands how important each case is to every client.  Her top priority is to resolve each case expeditiously on the most favorable basis possible.​





​​Community:


  • Louisiana State University:  College of Humanities & Social Sciences, formerly known as the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council

  • Louisiana State University College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean’s Circle

  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Vestry member and Sr. Warden

  • Episcopal School of Acadiana: Annual Giving Co-Chair
  • Bayou Girl Scout Council

          Board of Directors, President

          and Vice President

  • Junior League of Lafayette







Education: 


  • ​​Louisiana State University,

          Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

          J.D. 1982

  • Louisiana State University,

          Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

          B.A. English 1979