New Orleans

Daryl J. Daigle


New Orleans, LA

Daryl J. Daigle has 31 years of experience defending insurance companies, corporation, and individuals in personal injury and property damage cases. Mr. Daigle has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in New Orleans in the field of Transportation by New Orleans Magazine. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Distinguished Rating. Mr. Daigle is licensed in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, and has defended clients in all three states ranging from asbestos exposure to workers' compensation. Mr. Daigle is also administrator of the Firm's New Orleans office.

  • Practice Areas
    • Transportation
      • Automobile Liability and Coverage
      • Trucking Liability and Coverage
      • Railroad / FELA Liability and Coverage
      • Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Liability and Coverage
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Insurance Coverage, Litigation and Recovery
    • Admiralty, Maritime and Energy - Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Property Damage
      • Jones Act
      • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)
      • Vessel Collision / Allisions
      • Offshore Construction
    • Property and Bad Faith Insurance Coverage and Litigation
      • Fire Claims and Litigation
      • Flood Claims and Litigation
      • Hurricane Claims and Litigation
    • Asbestos Litigation
    • Environmental and Pollution
    • Medical Malpractice Litigation
    • Appellate Advocacy
    • Contractual Indemnity and Insurance
  • Education
    • Louisiana State University, J.D. (1988)
    • Louisiana State University, B.S. (1984)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Texas
  • Court Admissions
    • All Louisiana State Courts
    • All Mississippi State Courts
    • All Texas State Courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • Experience
    • Counsel for various trucking companies in multi-district litigation involving environmental and toxic tort claims arising from an oil reclamation site.
    • Defended a mid-stream grain facility in various Jones Act claims, including suit by an employee whose foot was amputated.
    • Counsel for Mississippi contractor sued for injuries sustained by a railroad foreman during railroad bridge construction.
    • Counsel for excess insurer in suit by an elevator foreman who fell into an elevator shaft during construction of the Orleans Parish Prison, sustaining serious neck and back injuries.
    • Represented excess insurer of a French Quarter restaurant in suit regarding allegations of excessive noise and music.
    • Counsel for various waste disposal companies in matters ranging from automobile accidents to workers' compensation.
    • Defended several commercial cleaning companies in cases ranging from slip and fall accidents to exposure to hazardous fumes from cleaning machines by employees.
    • Defended insurers and employers in occupational disease cases involving employees' exposure to toxic substances while in the course and scope of their employment in the Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation. Additionally, represented said insurers and employers in the prosecution of their workers' compensation lien in third-party tort suits in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
    • Counsel for transportation company in motor vehicle accidents which occurred while transporting Jones Act seamen.
  • Professional and Community Affiliations
    • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • State Bar of Mississippi
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Staff Attorney, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit (1988 - 1989)
    • Member of LSU Law Center Moot Court Board (1987 - 1988)
  • Recognitions
    • Martindale-Hubbel Distinguished Rating
    • Named "Top Lawyer" in Transportation Law by New Orleans Magazine (2017)
    • Named to Louisiana Super Lawyers (2021)