Sarah E. Stogner
Sarah Stogner’s commercial litigation practice focuses primarily on representing policyholders in an assortment of insurance coverage disputes, including those in the oil and gas industry seeking coverage under commercial general liability and well control policies. Ms. Stogner joined the firm as an associate in 2012. Prior to joining Carver Darden, she practiced as an associate in the commercial litigation section of Jones Walker. Ms. Stogner’s prior experience includes assisting in the representation of a retailer and manufacturer in a redhibition and Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) action, the representation of several different companies in defending slip and fall claims, the representation of multiple chemical manufacturers in thousands of personal injury lawsuits arising from unplanned releases, the representation of a power plant in a citizen’s suit challenging its Clean Air Act permit, the representation of a local university in obtaining Stafford Act funding after Katrina, and the representation of a construction company in Katrina levee breach litigation.
Ms. Stogner has also assisted in the representation of oil and gas companies in land contamination cases, and the representation of a pipeline company in pursuing damages against the manufacturer for defective pipe. In 2010, Ms. Stogner led a team of lawyers that reviewed more than 1 million documents over the course of 3 months in response to an administrative investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for offshore operations of a multi-national company. Ms. Stogner has also written articles on important legislative and jurisprudential developments within the areas of energy, environmental, toxic tort, green, and product liability law, as well as developments regarding electronically stored information, ediscovery, litigation hold responsibilities, and spoliation.
She received her juris doctor degree and bachelor of civil law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2008. Ms. Stogner graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While at LSU law, she received several awards for oral advocacy, including the top overall novice advocate for the spring 2007 Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Stogner was also a member and team captain of the LSU Environmental Moot Court team, which was a semi-finalist in the 2007 national environmental moot court competition held at Pace University Law Center each January.
Ms. Stogner is an honoree of the New Orleans City Business 2013 Leadership in Law class.
Year Admitted to Practice
Louisiana State University, B.S. International Trade and Finance 2005 summa cum laude; Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D./B.C.L. 2008 magna cum laude.
Ms. Stogner is actively involved in the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), American Bar Association (ABA), Federal Bar Association (FBA), and Louisiana Association for Defense Counsel (LADC). She is also a member of the Texas State Bar Association. She was a member of the 2010-2011 LSBA Leadership Class, and previously served a 3 year appointment on the LSBA Legislation Committee, which assists the state legislature by providing information on substantive and procedure developments in the law and forms the official LSBA stance on proposed legislation impacting the legal community. She was also the delegate for the Louisiana Young Lawyer seat to the ABA House of Delegates from 2012-2014. Additionally, Ms. Stogner recently served as one of the Louisiana Delegates to the ABA Young Lawyer Division Assembly. Ms. Stogner is also a board member of the Younger Lawyer Division Board for the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA and serves as a co-chair on the Young Lawyer Committee of the LADC. She also volunteers with United Way, as a member of the Women’s Leadership Council; and volunteers at the Ozanam Inn through HELP, an organization led by the Honorable Jay Zainey, a Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, which provides notary and legal consultation for the New Orleans homeless community.
Areas of Practice
All Louisiana state courts; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District Courts of Louisiana; Texas state courts; the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Peer Review Rated
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2015