Mr. J. Dalton Courson has a litigation and trial practice with an emphasis in insurance coverage disputes, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and civil rights litigation. He assists financial institutions, insurers, nonprofits, public agencies, and private companies in resolving complex and straightforward disputes, both inside and outside the courtroom. He joined Stone Pigman in 2003.
- Louisiana Federal and State Courts
- United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003
- Harvard University, magna cum laude, 1998
Professional and Civic Activities:
Mr. Courson is an adjunct professor of Loyola University (New Orleans) School of Law and teaches constitutional law. He is Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and is Co-Chair of the planning committee for the (inaugural) LGBT Forum of the Section of Litigation.
He has served within the Leadership of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association for the past five years. He is also a member of the Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations and a Master of the New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court.
Mr. Courson is a volunteer for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project and serves on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Equality Foundation. He is the past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.
Mr. Courson previously served as treasurer of the Old Algiers Main Street Corporation. He is the past social chair of the Harvard Club of Louisiana. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Courson was selected as a Corps Member of Teach for America and taught in the Houston public schools for two years.
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