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Whitney M. Antoine

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  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana 


  • Southern University Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2019
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2014


Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024

Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division's 2022 Top 40 Award

New Orleans CityBusiness,
Leadership in Law, 2023

Journal of Race, Gender, & Poverty,  Senior Editor (Volume 10) and Member (Volume 9)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Whitney M. Antoine practices in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance coverage and bad faith.

Before joining the firm, Whitney served as law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Whitney also served as an extern for Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Whitney received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University.  While in law school, Whitney served as senior editor for the Journal of Race, Gender, & Poverty and chairman of the Moot Court Board.  She was also a teaching assistant to Chancellor John Pierre and a research assistant for Professor Nadia Nedzel, focusing primarily on Louisiana obligations.

Professional and Civic Activities

Whitney is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and the ABA Litigation Section 2022-2024 Young Lawyer Leadership Program (YLLP).  She is also a member of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and served as a Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer's Division from 2021-2022.  Whitney is receiving the President's Award at the Martinet 2022 Gala for outstanding service to the organization in her role as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer's Division.

Whitney is a Writing Fellow at the Southern University Law Center, teaching bar preparation for the Louisiana State Bar Examination.  She serves as a mentor through Dillard University’s Legal Education Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program and received the 2021 Mentor of the Year Award from Dillard University's Legal Education Advancing Diversity Program.

Previously, Whitney served on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge and served as a mentor for Big Buddy of Baton Rouge. 

Publications and Presentations


"Dismissal for Lack of Subject-Matter Jurisdiction No Bar to Motion for Discovery Sanctions Filed Before Dismissal," ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Practice Pointers (2018)


"The Attorney-Client Privilege: An Ethics Test," American Bar Association Litigation Section Webinar (August 18, 2023)

"Bare Metal Defense: A Debrief on Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries," Firm Client Counsel Meeting (May 2022) 

"Rules NOT Made to Be Broken: Underlying Local Practice in Louisiana’s Federal District Courts" Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter Malcolm Monroe Seminar CLE (December 9, 2021)

"Diversity in Judicial Clerkships" Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society's Pathways and Pipelines Program (February 3, 2021)

“Practical Tips for Virtual Motion and Trial Practice," New Orleans Bar Association's Procrastinators' Program CLE (December 15, 2020)