New Orleans

Julie A. Scheib


New Orleans, LA

Julie A. Scheib is the Section Head of the Insurance Coverage Group. Ms. Scheib is responsible for the supervision of the coverage sections in the Lafayette, New Orleans and Houston offices. For the past 31 years, her primary area of practice has been in insurance coverage, including the rendering of coverage opinions for insurance companies, and the representations of insurance companies in coverage disputes in both Declaratory Judgment Actions and in Direct Action lawsuits. In addition, Ms. Scheib has a specialization in Products Liability, and in the defense of the manufacturers and distributors of safety products manufactured and distributed for the use by industrial works. She was on the Board of Editors of the Tulane Law Review. Ms. Scheib was a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Walter F. Marcus, Jr. of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

  • Practice Areas
    • Insurance Coverage & Litigation
    • Products Liability
    • Contractual Idemnity and Insurance
  • Education
    • Tulane School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (1987)
    • Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, B.A., Cum Laude (1983)
    • Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Anger, France (1980)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Louisiana
  • Court Admissions
    • Louisiana Supreme Court
    • All Louisiana 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
  • Experience
    • Successfully defeated a Motion to Certify A Class consisting of the residents of an entire Parish (county) against a refinery.
    • Prevailed in the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal on a Motion for Summary Judgment on a coverage issue of first impression for an insurance company, thereby making favorable precedent under Louisiana law for the insurance industry.
    • Assisted underwriters in drafting a Pollution Exculsion that was approved by the Louisiana Commisioner of Insurance for use in Commercial General Liability Policies, thereby assisting underwriters in the use of a Pollution Exclusion that may be enforceable under Louisiana law.
  • Publications and Presentations
    • Secular Humanism As a Religion Within the Meaning of the First Amendment, 61 Tulane Law Review 453
    • She has given numerous Seminars to insurance companies over the years on coverage issues unique to the State of Louisiana. She has also presented Seminars to the National Association of Independent Insurers on such issues.
  • Professional and Community Affiliations
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Lafayette Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Southern Yacht Club
    • Animal Aid (Rescue)
    • Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    • Sophie Newcomb College Alumni
    • Tulane University School of Law Alumni
    • Tulane Law Review Alumni
    • Law Clerk to Hon. Walter Marcus - Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Recognitions
    • Faculty Honor Scholarship
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy
    • Cicero C. Sessions Award in Trial Advocacy