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Doris T. Bobadilla

Doris T. Bobadilla

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#3 Sanctuary Boulevard
Third Floor
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471

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Office: 985-674-6680
Fax: 985-674-6681
Additional Offices: New Orleans, Gulfport, Fort Lauderdale
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Doris T. Bobadilla believes integrity is a way of life, and loving what she does paves the way. Clients who work with Doris know she is a uniquely dedicated litigator. Doris is an employment law litigator with more than 25 years of experience and serves as the Managing Director of Galloway’s Mississippi office. She maintains a regional practice across Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas and spearheads Galloway’s employment law and immigration law practice teams.

In addition to employment law, Doris focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial construction defect, immigration, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and general casualty.

Drawing on her formative trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, she has tried numerous jury and judge trials. Most notably, she litigates cases in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas, as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Doris also litigates cases before the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Mississippi Workers’ Commission.

As the first Hispanic woman on record to be admitted to practice law in the state of Mississippi, Doris embodies what it means to lead the charge in inclusivity in the legal profession. Doris fosters diversity among her peers and knows the business benefits of encouraging ideas from a diverse team.

Doris’ honors include the Camille Gravel Public Service Award from the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, the Representative of the Year Award from Executive Women International New Orleans, and multiple honoree of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained jury verdict of no compensatory damages in favor of a defendant employer against former employee alleging race discrimination.
  • Obtained defense verdict in favor of defendant employer against former employee’s suit for property damage.
  • Obtained a no liability verdict on behalf of a local-area nail salon. The district court judge ruled in favor of our client, rendering us a full defense victory.
  • Secured summary judgment for a full-service home health software provider in a case claiming that the provider’s non-compete contract for an employee prevented the employee from finding work after termination.
  • Obtained dismissal in favor of a multinational restaurant chain. All claims against the defendant were dismissed with prejudice.
  • Appellate court upheld court’s denial of withdrawal of admissions and granted summary judgment in favor of defendant apartment complex in a case involving death in an apartment fire.
  • Appellate court affirmed dismissal of defendants, as a result of the plaintiff’s failure to state a claim for which relief could be afforded under Mississippi law, and for insufficiency of service of process in light of the plaintiff’s failure to strictly comply with Mississippi’s rules regarding service by publication.

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OVERVIEW

Doris T. Bobadilla believes integrity is a way of life, and loving what she does paves the way. Clients who work with Doris know she is a uniquely dedicated litigator. Doris is an employment law litigator with more than 25 years of experience and serves as the Managing Director of Galloway’s Mississippi office. She maintains a regional practice across Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas and spearheads Galloway’s employment law and immigration law practice teams.

In addition to employment law, Doris focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial construction defect, immigration, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and general casualty.

Drawing on her formative trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, she has tried numerous jury and judge trials. Most notably, she litigates cases in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas, as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Doris also litigates cases before the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Mississippi Workers’ Commission.

As the first Hispanic woman on record to be admitted to practice law in the state of Mississippi, Doris embodies what it means to lead the charge in inclusivity in the legal profession. Doris fosters diversity among her peers and knows the business benefits of encouraging ideas from a diverse team.

Doris’ honors include the Camille Gravel Public Service Award from the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, the Representative of the Year Award from Executive Women International New Orleans, and multiple honoree of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained jury verdict of no compensatory damages in favor of a defendant employer against former employee alleging race discrimination.
  • Obtained defense verdict in favor of defendant employer against former employee’s suit for property damage.
  • Obtained a no liability verdict on behalf of a local-area nail salon. The district court judge ruled in favor of our client, rendering us a full defense victory.
  • Secured summary judgment for a full-service home health software provider in a case claiming that the provider’s non-compete contract for an employee prevented the employee from finding work after termination.
  • Obtained dismissal in favor of a multinational restaurant chain. All claims against the defendant were dismissed with prejudice.
  • Appellate court upheld court’s denial of withdrawal of admissions and granted summary judgment in favor of defendant apartment complex in a case involving death in an apartment fire.
  • Appellate court affirmed dismissal of defendants, as a result of the plaintiff’s failure to state a claim for which relief could be afforded under Mississippi law, and for insufficiency of service of process in light of the plaintiff’s failure to strictly comply with Mississippi’s rules regarding service by publication.

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EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., Political Science, Loyola University New Orleans, 1991

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC) – Board Member, Employment Law Practice Group
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Florida Bar
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)