New Orleans

Karnina D. Deane


Lafayette, LA

Karnina “Nina” Deane focuses her practice on litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense, personal injury defense, and property damage claims for a diverse group of insurers, corporations, and businesses. She also handles complex insurance coverage analyses. Her passion to advocate on behalf of her clients is only surpassed by her desire to help families build a legacy to care for and guide their loved ones for generations to come.

  • Practice Areas
    Contracts and Coverage
    • Contractual Indemnity and Insurance
    • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
    • Property and Bad Faith Coverage and Litigation
    Insurance Coverage and Litigation
    • Litigation and Recovery
    • Property and Bad Faith Insurance Coverage and Litigation
    Personal Injury Litigation
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
    Transportation Litigation
    • Automobile Liability
    • Trucking Liability
    • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Estate Planning
    • Power of Attorney
    • Revocable Living Trusts
    • Successions
  • Education
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S., Summa Cum Laude (2008)
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, M.B.A. (2009)
    • Southern University Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (2014)
  • Bar Admissions
  • 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
    • Prepared successful supervisory writ application to a Louisiana appellate court resulting in reversal of state court’s ruling on venue.
    • Co-authored a successful opposition to motion for summary judgment on liability specifically relating to loss of consciousness defense on behalf of national trucking company in complex case involving head-on collision between two 18-wheelers.
    • Prepared successful motion for summary judgment on liability specifically relating to a school board’s compliance with duty of reasonable supervision over student involving student injury where damages exceeded $500,000.
  • Professional and Community Affiliations
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
    • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association
    • Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Greater Lafayette Chapter
    • National Bar Association
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Recognitions
    • Outstanding Attorney Award, Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2015
    • Named Louisiana Rising Star Lawyer, 2022