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Katie Wattigny

Katie Wattigny

Director

3861 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Suite 300
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

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Office: 337-735-1760
Fax: 337-993-0933
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Clients depend on Patricia “Katie” Wattigny for her carefully crafted litigation strategies, which she develops through uncompromising attention to detail, truly listening to her clients and their objectives and risk appetite, and a keen understanding of Louisiana civil and immigration law. Katie is meticulously detail-oriented and organized, allowing her to fully focus on her clients’ needs and produce effective, efficient, and winning results.

Katie focuses her practice in the areas of immigration and general litigation, including insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, insurance coverage, subrogation claims, workers’ compensation, construction law and claims, and premises liability defense claims. She regularly defends clients in Louisiana state and federal courts.

Katie grew up in West Tennessee, then returned to her family’s native Louisiana for college and decided to stay. After law school, Katie served as a Clerk for the Honorable Rae Swent (retired) and the Honorable Mary L. Doggett of the Ninth Judicial District Court in Alexandria, Louisiana. Katie enjoys attending LSU football and baseball games, traveling all over the world as often as she can, quilting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, David.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a complete defense trial verdict in a high-value personal injury case on behalf of a local ambulance company.
  • Obtained an outstanding trial result for a local church in a personal injury case, where the jury awarded the plaintiff less than half of what the plaintiff asked the jury for, and the jury then split liability with the plaintiff 50/50 to further lessen the verdict against the Defendant.
  • Successfully secured full U.S. citizenship for an Australian national.
  • Obtained summary judgment in an insurance coverage case on a complex issue of underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Secured double summary judgment verdicts for a building and administration contractor in a case arising from alleged misuse of federal grant funds and failure to pay a subcontractor.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-value personal injury case on behalf of a major oil and gas drilling contractor.

OVERVIEW

Clients depend on Patricia “Katie” Wattigny for her carefully crafted litigation strategies, which she develops through uncompromising attention to detail, truly listening to her clients and their objectives and risk appetite, and a keen understanding of Louisiana civil and immigration law. Katie is meticulously detail-oriented and organized, allowing her to fully focus on her clients’ needs and produce effective, efficient, and winning results.

Katie focuses her practice in the areas of immigration and general litigation, including insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, insurance coverage, subrogation claims, workers’ compensation, construction law and claims, and premises liability defense claims. She regularly defends clients in Louisiana state and federal courts.

Katie grew up in West Tennessee, then returned to her family’s native Louisiana for college and decided to stay. After law school, Katie served as a Clerk for the Honorable Rae Swent (retired) and the Honorable Mary L. Doggett of the Ninth Judicial District Court in Alexandria, Louisiana. Katie enjoys attending LSU football and baseball games, traveling all over the world as often as she can, quilting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, David.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a complete defense trial verdict in a high-value personal injury case on behalf of a local ambulance company.
  • Obtained an outstanding trial result for a local church in a personal injury case, where the jury awarded the plaintiff less than half of what the plaintiff asked the jury for, and the jury then split liability with the plaintiff 50/50 to further lessen the verdict against the Defendant.
  • Successfully secured full U.S. citizenship for an Australian national.
  • Obtained summary judgment in an insurance coverage case on a complex issue of underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Secured double summary judgment verdicts for a building and administration contractor in a case arising from alleged misuse of federal grant funds and failure to pay a subcontractor.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-value personal injury case on behalf of a major oil and gas drilling contractor.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2008
    • Student Government Clerk of Court, 2004-2005
    • Baptist Collegiate Ministry 2001-2007
  • B.A., English Literature and Political Science, Louisiana State University, 2005

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court of Acadiana