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Brad D. Cousins

Counsel
f: 504.589.9970

Education

Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009

Tulane University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Recognitions

Order of Coif

Tulane Law Review, Member and Editor

Order of Barristers

Tulane Senior Trial Competition Winner

ABA Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, National Semifinalist and Coach

AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Regional Finalist

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Brad D. Cousins represents clients in commercial litigation matters, including insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, as well as products liability, labor and employment law, construction industry, and intellectual property cases. In addition to successfully defending companies and individuals involved in litigation, Brad provides clients with ongoing advice and support on transactional matters such as estate planning, contract negotiations, and employee wage disputes. 

Notable Representations
  • Successful defense of consortium of welding manufacturers in multi-district litigation leading to complete defense verdict in jury trial in federal court in Akron, Ohio.
  • Trial counsel for employer charged with Fair Labor Standards Act violations, resulting in complete defense verdict in federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Defense of registered representatives successfully challenging disciplinary sanctions imposed by FINRA.
  • Ongoing defense of numerous uninsured and underinsured motorist and homeowner claims involving alleged violations of duty of good faith and fair dealing.
Professional and Civic Activities

Brad is a member of the Louisiana bar, Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and has served on the Board of Directors and as Executive Director of Court Watch NOLA, a local government watchdog organization. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, and provides pro bono legal work for individual clients and nonprofit organizations. Prior to law school, Brad worked in the areas of political finance and white-collar criminal prosecution support in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

“Recognizing an Unreasonable Third Party Demand,” National Business Institute’s Seminar on Insurance Bad Faith "Set-Up" in Louisiana (December 2015)