Jamí Lacour Ishee
Jamí Ishee joined Davidson Meaux in 2014 and has focused her litigation practice on premises liability, products liability, general insurance defense, and the defense of railroad companies in claims involving grade crossing accidents, derailments, hazardous materials, and FELA claims for employee injuries.
Her experience extends to representing clients in both, state and federal court litigation, through the appellate process, and in alternative dispute resolution, where Jami is often able to negotiate early settlement agreements for her clients. She has obtained numerous favorable summary judgment rulings and has brought multiple cases to verdict in state jury trials. Jami is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, The United States District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Jami is a two-time Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Frank L. Maraist Award finalist, recognizing her outstanding achievements in the practice of law, contributions to the legal professional and the defense bar, and her commitment to pro bono work and community service. She is an active member of the Lafayette Bar Association where she serves on the Board of Directors, is a Chair of the national steering committee for the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Committee, and servers on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Jami also holds memberships with the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Junior League of Lafayette.
In her free time, Jami enjoys spending time with her two young boys, attending a challenging workout class, running outdoors, watching LSU and Saints game with her husband, and when time permits, a peaceful day on the beach.
Louisiana Supreme Court, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2014
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2014
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2014
Areas of Practice:
Railroad defense litigation
General casualty litigation
Appellate practice and procedure
Pro Bono Activities:
Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2014 – present
Louisiana State University, B.S. 2011
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, JD 2014
Honors and Awards:
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Frank L. Maraist Award finalist, 2019
NARTC College of Railroad Trial Defense Advocacy, 2015
Law Excellence Award, Business Organizations I, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
Lafayette Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Board Member, 2015-present
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Young Lawyers Committee Membership Co-Chair
Federal Bar Association, Member
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member