Jamí Lacour Ishee

Jamí Lacour 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.

Jami has experience representing clients in both, state and federal court litigation, and through the appellate process. She has obtained numerous favorable summary judgment rulings for her clients 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 was recently named a Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel 2019 Frank L. Maraist Award finalist for her outstanding achievements in her practice, contributions to the legal professional and the defense bar, and her commitment to pro bono work and community service.

Jami is an active member of the Lafayette Bar Association, having served as a Chair on the board of the Young Lawyers Section since her admission to the bar. She also holds positions within the national steering committee for the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition, Jami is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Junior League of Lafayette.

In her free time, Jami enjoys a challenging workout class, running outdoors, attending an LSU or Saints game with her husband, and when time permits, a peaceful day on the beach.

Bar Admissions:

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

FELA claims

Insurance defense

Premises liability

Products liability

General casualty litigation

Appellate practice and procedure

Pro Bono Activities:

Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2014 – present

Education:

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