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Representative Matters

Defended a national insurance company in an array of class actions involving coverage disputes and allegations bad faith claims handling.

Successfully defended a public housing agency against class certification of fair housing and racial discrimination claims.

Represented, as local counsel, an international construction and environmental remediation firm in defense of class actions and individual actions alleging liability for flooding of major areas of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish resulting from breaches of levees and floodwalls during the passage of Hurricane Katrina.

Represented a national manufacturer of computer equipment in a complex dispute involving allegations of breach of contract and unfair trade practices for which plaintiff sought in excess of $1 billion punitive and compensatory damages.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Ms. Lonian is the Co-Chair of the Membership Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee.  She is a member of the Louisiana State, Federal and National Bar Associations and the Bar Association of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Black Women Attorneys.  Among her civic and charitable endeavors, Ms. Lonian is a chair of the Vincent Memorial Legacy Grant committee at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Ms. Lonian has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine.

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Bar Admissions

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005

  • General Editor, BlackLetter Law Journal

Yale University, B.A. in History, 2002

  • Phi Alpha Theta
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