Michael J. Ecuyer

Michael J. Ecuyer

Member
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-522-2304
877-591-2354
Fax:
504-528-9973
Email:


Michael J. Ecuyer is a member of the law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier, & Warshauer, L.L.C. Michael is engaged in a civil litigation practice. He practices with an emphasis on the representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims, admiralty or maritime matters, mass torts, FELA claims and personal injury claims.  A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice (Executive Committee), and the Federal Bar Association (Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, 2010 - present, Membership Chair 2016-2018, Secretary 2018-2019, Treasurer 2019 -). Michael is also a member of the Health Law and Medical Malpractice sections of the LSBA, NOBA and LAJ. He served as the Chairman of the New Orleans Bar Association's Health Law Committee from 2012 to 2013. From 2014 - 2015 he served as the Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section for the Louisiana Association for Justice. Michael also serves as a Hearing Committee Member for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He is an assistant examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Louisiana and all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also been admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice in Mississippi State Court.  Born in Oklahoma in 1967, Michael attended Tulane University, earning a B.A. in Political Economics in 1989. In 1994, Michael received a Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Tulane Inn of Court. Over the years he has provided continuing Legal Education Seminars on various topics, and he has spoken on risk management at the Louisiana State University Dental School.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice- Plaintiff representation
  • Maritime / Jones Act
  • Federal Employers Liability Act
  • Personal Injury
  • Mass torts
  • General Casualty

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Tulane University, New Orleans
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Political Economics

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, "Medicare Secondary Payer Act", New Orleans Bar Association's Health Care Law Committee CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "Medicare Secondary Payer Act- 2013, an Active Year in Review", New Orleans Bar Association's Procrastinators' program CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Moderator, "Review of Louisiana Law", Louisiana Association for Justice's Last Chance CLE Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Moderator, "Global Settlements with the Patient's Compensation Fund", New Orleans Bar Association's Health Care Law Committee CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "I've Got a Bone to Pick . . . What Lawyers Need to Know about Musculoskeletal Anatomy," Wednesdays at the Bar CLE Series, New Orleans Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Panelist, "Current Medical Legal Ethical/Professional Issues", Louisiana State Medical Society and Louisiana State Bar Association Medical Legal Committee, Louisiana Disciplinary Board, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Panelist, "Social Networking for Lawyers: Practical, Ethical and Professional Issues", 19th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, Chinese Drywall, "A Closer Look at the First Set of MDL Trials and State Cases", HB Litigation Conferences, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "Updates on Medical Malpractice," Webinar, (with Robert J. David)
  • Speaker, "Effectively Navigating the Medical Review Panel Process," Recent Developments and Updates:, 19th CLE By the Hour, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Medical Review Panel Process", 18th CLE By the Hour, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "Risk Management", Louisiana State University Dental School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "Depositions Strategies, Tactics and Mechanics," Seminar, Professional Education Systems Institute, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "The Basics - Evaluating and Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim", Louisiana Association for Justice's Expand & Strengthen Your Law Practice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Panelist, "Trips, Slips and Major Mishaps - Personal Injury 2018", Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "The Evidence Pyramid", New Orleans Bar Associations's New Orleans Bench Bar Conference, Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • Speaker, "Bridging the Gap", Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, " Professionalism in the Courtroom: Do's and Don'ts from the Pros", New Orleans Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Speaker, "The Evolving Legal Landscape of Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Secondary Payer Liens and Subrogation Rights, an Update and a Look Ahead" , New Orleans Bar Association's Health Care Law Committee CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report: Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Wex S. Malone, American Inn of the Court, Student Member
  • "Leadership in Law," New Orleans City Business, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Assistant Bar Examiner, 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, (Health Law Section Chairman, 2012-2014)
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), Board of Governors, 2011 - Present, Executive Committee 2014 - Present, Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section 2014-2015
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present, (Membership Chair 2016 - 2018, Secretary 2018 - 2019, Treasurer 2019 - 2020)
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee Member, 2010 - 2015, 2018 - 2020
  • Tulane Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC, Partner, October 2003 - Present
  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, June 1996 - October 2003
  • CNA Insurance Company, Claim Specialist for the Southeast Region, June 1, 1995 - June 1, 1996
  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, September 1994 - June 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fr. Harry Tompson Center for the Homeless, Volunteer for legal services through the Homeless Experience Legal Protection Programs

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi