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Valerie Gernhauser

Valerie Gernhauser

Associate

Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras St., 40th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

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Office: 504-525-6802
Fax: 504-525-2456
Additional Offices: Mandeville
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Valerie Gernhauser is a fierce, detailed, and organized advocate for her clients. She is dedicated to clear and concise communication throughout the litigation process so that her clients can approach her with any questions and feel confident with their representation. An experienced and successful business owner, Valerie has an advantage in defending her clients’ interests with a strategic approach founded on individual business goals and industry best practices.

Utilizing her strong background in defending against liability claims across corporate law, insurance defense, and personal injury cases, Valerie focuses her practice on construction claims, premises liability, products liability and a multitude of corporate liability and commercial litigation cases. She is experienced in defending corporations in multi-district litigation and in representing both insurance carriers and private businesses throughout Louisiana. With prior experience as a plaintiff’s attorney, Valerie anticipates and incorporates arguments and strategies which ultimately benefit her clients’ best interests.

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Valerie has made New Orleans home for nearly twenty years. She loves football, the outdoors, staying active, and never missing an opportunity to watch her favorite bands play live. Valerie is raising her five children to appreciate the culinary arts, live, music, and competitive sports.

OVERVIEW

Valerie Gernhauser is a fierce, detailed, and organized advocate for her clients. She is dedicated to clear and concise communication throughout the litigation process so that her clients can approach her with any questions and feel confident with their representation. An experienced and successful business owner, Valerie has an advantage in defending her clients’ interests with a strategic approach founded on individual business goals and industry best practices.

Utilizing her strong background in defending against liability claims across corporate law, insurance defense, and personal injury cases, Valerie focuses her practice on construction claims, premises liability, products liability and a multitude of corporate liability and commercial litigation cases. She is experienced in defending corporations in multi-district litigation and in representing both insurance carriers and private businesses throughout Louisiana. With prior experience as a plaintiff’s attorney, Valerie anticipates and incorporates arguments and strategies which ultimately benefit her clients’ best interests.

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Valerie has made New Orleans home for nearly twenty years. She loves football, the outdoors, staying active, and never missing an opportunity to watch her favorite bands play live. Valerie is raising her five children to appreciate the culinary arts, live, music, and competitive sports.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., History and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, 2005

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2010