Susan R. Laporte

Susan R. Laporte

Sue is Senior Counsel with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University and a cum laude graduate of Loyola Law School, where she served as Articles-Comments Editor of the Law Review and was a member of the National Moot Court team.  Following law school, Sue had the privilege of clerking for the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

Sue has represented major insurers, corporate clients, and local entrepreneurs.  She has managed complex litigation and handled matters from inception through trial and appeal.  She has defended oil & gas legacy claims, litigated real estate title disputes, employment claims, toxic contamination claims, products liability claims, and has defended personal injury claims and professional liability claims on behalf of architects, engineers and others.

Sue is a proud native and lifelong resident of New Orleans. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Sue worked for the City of New Orleans, where she gained broad experience in the workings of City government, serving in the departments of Fire, Safety & Permits, Civil Service, and the French Market Corporation.  As an attorney, she has worked on transactional matters for the City of New Orleans and has served as Special Counsel to the New Orleans City Council.  As a citizen, she has demonstrated her commitment to the City and region by her leadership in neighborhood and civic organizations, include the Bancroft Park Civic Association, the Citizens Advisory Committee to Project Home Again, and the Forum for Equality.

Sue believes in giving back.  At her former firm, she led a task force to develop a pro bono policy and practice, leading to that firm’s recognition by both the New Orleans Bar Association and the LSBA for its contributions to pro bono services.  In the most unique case of her career, Sue worked pro bono to reunite a family with its rare ‘runaway’ African sulcata tortoise.