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Even a minor injury can become a major disruption if it stops you from working or enjoying your life. Courtenay Law gets clients everything they deserve when faced with sudden injury.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Getting legal advice and support can be a great way to de-escalate contentious situations. Courtenay Law is available for mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution options in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We'll help you avoid the expe...

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The Courtenay Law Firm is pleased to announce that Jimmy Courtenay was recently invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization Top 40 under 40 for his work as a civil attorney here in Louisiana.

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When you need to count on expertise, we're here to help. Courtenay Law offers free consultation calls to clients, and if we can't help, we can refer you to someone who can. Let us be your first call, with no obligation.

Being In An Accident Isn't A DIY Situation

I was recently asked to defend a client in a civil lawsuit. The client caused an auto accident, and the client's insurance company denied coverage. As a result, the client was looking at personal exposure for the damages caused in the wreck. After worki...

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Need a Last Will and Testament, Medical or General Power of Attorney, maybe a Living Will? Don't hesitate, give me a call today.

The insurance companies handle accident claims every day. The average person doesn’t understand the process. A lawyer can help level the playing field. Call today. The consultation is free.

Can't meet in person - no problem. We can "meet" by video conference or FaceTime, I can send documents to you to sign electronically so that we can start the process of helping you, and I can handle all aspects of your claim/case without needing to expose you or your loved ones to unnecessary ris...

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5 months ago
Mr. Courtenay is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone. Communication is very important to me and I’m happy to say that he called and text me to keep me informed on what was going on with my cases. He honestly does care and is the best at what he does. Even in the middle of the pandemic we where still able to get paperwork signed and discuss things about my case. I’m forever thankful to have had him as my lawyer and I will definitely call him if I should ever need him again!
- Jazmine V
5 months ago
Mr. Jimmy is amazing. He gets the job done and keeps you well informed and puts time and resources to help you in your case. He’s affordable and very efficient. True gent.
- Eric S
3 months ago
I never thought I would need an attorney.... turns out I was wrong. Hiring "Jimmy" Courtenay was an great experience. Highly recommend him. Mike Van Etten
- Michael V

Get To Know The Firm

James E. "Jimmy" Courtenay has been litigating personal injury cases and other civil litigation matters for over 12 years. 

He spent his first 7.5 years of practice at one of the oldest civil defense firms in New Orleans. During those years, Jimmy specialized in defending catastrophic loss cases, 18-wheeler accidents, and other large loss cases by land and by sea. He represented insurance companies, trucking companies, and corporations in personal injury matters, insurance coverage disputes, high value property damage, and contractual obligations arising out of accidents/incidents. 

Jimmy is a former member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans.

In 2016, Jimmy started The Courtenay Law Firm, spending 4.5 years in association with another law firm to handle personal injury matters for injured parties, while continuing to handle some personal injury defense matters, and assisting other attorneys in high value personal injury litigation.

Jimmy continues to handle automobile accidents, trip/slip and falls, and 18 wheeler accidents for both injured parties and companies that want an experienced litigator handling the defense of their case.

Jimmy is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the Jefferson Parish Bar Association. 

Jimmy has been selected as a "Rising Star" (lawyers under age 40) by Super Lawyers every year since 2015 and was recently informed that he was again selected for 2021.

Jimmy obtained his law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge (2008) and holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting (2003) and Masters Degree in Public Administration (2005) from LSU.

In college, Jimmy played one year of football at Ole Miss (1999 season) before transferring to play for LSU under then new coach Nick Saban. Jimmy played for the Tigers from 2000-2003, which culminated with the 2003 National Championship here in New Orleans. 

After law school, Jimmy returned to New Orleans and played rugby with the New Orleans Rugby Football Club. Jimmy played prop and lock for the Club and served as Treasurer for several years before starting a family. 

Jimmy was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Christian Brothers School and Jesuit High School. He now lives in New Orleans with his wife and four daughters.

If you want an experienced attorney to help you with your case, call, text, or email The Courtenay Law Firm today.


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3914 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
United States

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Mon:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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