Elizabeth Mendell Carmody

Special Counsel

Ms. Carmody’s practice is primarily focused on labor and employment, municipal law, civil rights, premises liability, insurance defense, and other civil litigation (state and federal). She received her undergraduate degree in 1995 from Tulane University and her law degree in 1998 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. She is admitted to the Louisiana (1998) and Texas (2009) state bars, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Louisiana (2000), Middle District of Louisiana (2001), and Northern District of Texas (2009). She has served as a law clerk for the Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division (1999-2000 and 2002-2008) and the Honorable Rebecca F. Doherty, United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division (1998-99).  Elizabeth was named in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019.  Outside of the legal community, she serves as a member of the Krewe d’ACT, the fundraising arm of the Academy of Children’s Theatre.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Labor and Employment
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Law Enforcement
  • Municipal Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1998
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Eastern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • Tulane University, New Orleans , Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • LSBA Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Member
  • Shreveport Bar Foundation, Treasurer

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Phone:
318.227.7714

Fax:
318.227.7850

Email:
elizabeth.carmody@cookyancey.com

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