Celeste Coco-Ewing Joins Irwin Fritchie Defense Litigation Team



NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 9, 2023) – Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels, LLC, is proud to announce that Celeste Coco-Ewing has joined the firm’s defense litigation team.

“Celeste’s accomplishments over the course of her career speak for themselves,” stated Irwin Fritchie President, Timothy F. Daniels. “She is a remarkable strategist who holds a significant level of litigation experience across a wide range of industries, which has offered Celeste the ability to approach her practice with a considerable level of proficiency and versatility.  I look forward to seeing the positive impact Celeste’s talents and unique perspective have on our already seasoned and highly respected team moving forward.”

As a litigator, Celeste Coco-Ewing has defended several large manufacturers in multi-week trials in state and federal courts across the country. Her practice focuses on complex litigation with a particular emphasis on product liability and environment and toxic tort cases. She has represented clients across various industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, insurance, and consumer products. Her trial work has contributed to eight defense verdicts in jury trials in federal multidistrict litigation and state court consolidated proceedings.

“Irwin Fritchie has built a long-standing reputation for bringing in the best of the best who work collaboratively to get the best outcomes possible for their clients,” stated Coco-Ewing. “Even during the brief time I have spent working here, I have found that reputation to be well earned. Personally, I am thrilled to join this talented team of attorneys and to continue building on the culture they have developed here.”

Celeste has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top commercial litigator, by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action Louisiana, by Law360 as a Legal Lion, by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer, and by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star and a Top 250 Women in Litigation.

Celeste serves on the Executive Committee of the Committee on Bar Admissions and as Director of the Character and Fitness Panel, by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court. She is an adjunct professor of Evidence and of Depositions at Tulane Law School.

About Irwin Fritchie (
With a national reputation as one of the premier defense litigation firms in the country, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels LLC serves as national, regional and local counsel for public companies, privately owned businesses, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, individuals, and insurers with civil litigation needs, including Products Liability, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, Construction, Railroad and Transportation, Trucking, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, and Casualty.

Irwin Fritchie was founded in 2000 by six partners from one of the oldest firms in New Orleans who had a collective vision of creating a firm that would provide clients with the highest level of service. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Irwin Fritchie has since become the only Louisiana-based law firm – and its individual attorneys are the only Louisiana lawyers – to be recognized by Chambers and Partners on the national level for Product Liability & Mass Tort.

Irwin Fritchie Contact:
Marcus W. Creel, MS
Director, Business Development & Recruiting


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