Our Legacy

Fighting for the Future of Our Clients | The Legacy of The Bagneris Firm

The Bagneris Firm is a full-service civil litigation firm offering experienced representation in personal injury cases, business disputes, and more. Take a moment to learn more about our attorneys and how they will work for you. If you have any questions or you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

Attorney Suzette Bagneris

Suzette Bagneris earned her legal degree in 1993 from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She practiced at several civil litigation firms as an associate and obtained substantial trial experience litigating civil cases throughout the State of Louisiana, including class actions. Suzette started The Bagneris Firm in 2004 with a strong emphasis on representing victims of personal injury who may otherwise be overlooked or under-represented. She follows the mantra of “to whom much is given, much will be required,” which is taken from Luke 12:48, when selecting her cases. For more than two decades now, Suzette has enjoyed a very successful litigation practice, often successfully taking on “Goliath-like” corporations and national defense firms in very complex cases.

To date, Suzette has received over $400 million in recovery for class action suits for her clients and continues to work aggressively on their behalf. She has also been admitted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a distinction held by just 1% of attorneys in the country. She is among the 1% of attorneys in the country who have been admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court. She is among the less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States who have been designated as America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators – truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community. Among judges and lawyers, she has been honored with an AV preeminent peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability by the Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Emile Bagneris

Emile, who is Suzette’s husband, has had a successful litigation career spanning more than 23 years. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. At the District Attorney’s Office, Emile quickly became a senior prosecutor and earned tremendous trial experience. Subsequently, he joined a civil litigation defense firm where he quickly was honored with partnership. As a civil defense attorney, Emile represented large corporations and insurance companies. He joined The Bagneris Firm in 2016.

Throughout his legal career, Emile has worked primarily on general liability, medical malpractice, product liability, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, professional liability, and auto transportation cases. With more than 70 jury trials and 200 judge trials in Orleans Parish, he is one of the most experienced and trusted attorneys in the region.

Emile has also educated adjusters at large insurance companies on how they can defend against civil claims. This has helped give him a good understanding of how the insurance companies think and act, which can give him an edge in your legal case. He has earned a “Top Lawyer” designation by his peers and is also “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated” by Martindale Hubbell. Emile continues to passionately represent every client to give them the best results possible.