• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
      J.D., 2007; Moot Court
    • University of Southern Mississippi
      B.A., magna cum laude, in Business Economics, 2004
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • CLERKSHIP+

Tessa P. Vorhaben

Tessa Vorhaben practices primarily in the areas of general litigation, insurance coverage and tort litigation. She defends claims involving personal injury, products liability, premises liability, property damage, business interruption, insurance bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. Ms. Vorhaben also represents Write-Your-Own (WYO) insurance carriers participating in the U.S. Government’s National Flood Insurance Program.

Experience

  • Counseling and representation of film production company during OSHA investigation into an accident that occurred during the filming of a movie.
  • Representation of chemical corporation in defense of claims arising from an accident that occurred at the chemical corporation’s facility.
  • Representation of domestic commercial lines insurance companies in defense of insurance coverage claims arising from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Isaac. These matters involve the defense of claims for property damage, business income, statutory penalties, and bad faith damages.
  • Representation of domestic commercial lines insurance companies against claims for breach of contract and extra-contractual damages resulting from hail and fire losses.
  • Obtained dismissal for domestic insurer against suit brought by a lessee of the insured on grounds that the lessee had no right of action.
  • Obtained summary judgment for chemical corporation against suit brought by an employee of a subcontractor on grounds that the subcontractor’s employee was a statutory employee of the chemical corporation.
  • Coverage opinions interpreting CGL and commercial property policies concerning claims for construction defects, product recall, personal and advertising injury, and employee dishonesty.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Pro Bono Project
  • American Cancer Society Friends of Hope Lodge (Member)
  • Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (Board of Directors; Treasurer; Executive Committee)
  • Rosenblum Leadership Series

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars