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Joshua W. Christie

Associate

504.310.2234

PROFILE

Josh has an active practice in both state and federal courts where he is experienced in representing corporate clients in a variety of matters. His railroad practice includes the defense of employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act as well as the defense of grade-crossing accidents, derailments, and trespasser claims. He also handles various premises liability lawsuits against property owners, such as slip-and-fall accidents. Additionally, Josh has experience in defending employers against Title VII and state law claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliatory discharge. Josh handles matters from beginning to end and has achieved favorable results for clients at both the district court and appellate level.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Depositions of doctors, plaintiffs, experts, and fact witnesses
  • Settlement negotiations including the use of alternative dispute resolution
  • Removal of matters from state court to federal court based on diversity and federal question jurisdiction
  • Authoring and arguing dispositive motions including: summary judgment, res judicata, improper venue, Iqbal/Twombly
  • Member of Louisiana trial team for month-long insecticide litigation
  • Residential evictions

Honors

  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Comment Editor
  • Loyola Moot Court Staff Member
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2006 & 2007

AFFILIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2012)
  • B.A., Tulane University (2005)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, College of Railroad Trial Advocacy (2015)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Military Service

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant Junior Grade, 2005-2009

Publications and Presentations