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.