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Lance E. Harwell
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Metairie, LA





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Lance E. Harwell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and thereafter, earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 1992. He serves on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Legal Advisory Council, where he works on an ongoing project to review and evaluate civil court actions. Lance has taught various seminars on Louisiana Workers’ Compensation law and Louisiana business enterprises, as well as practitioner’s presentations for the Vietnamese-American Community in New Orleans, and presentations on leadership and conflict resolution for Lions International.  He is an active member of the Kenner University Park Lions Club, a Melvin Jones Fellow, and the recipient of the Frank Hara Memorial Award for community service from the Asian/Pacific American Society.  Lance is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, United States District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana state courts.  He is married and is the father of one son.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Casualty
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Automobile and Trucking
  • Autonomous Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage
  • UM/UIM
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Construction
  • Commercial Collections
  • Fire and Property
  • Bad Faith Claims Handling

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1992


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science (Business Management) - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Labor Joint Bar Association