Valerie Theng Matherne (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Valerie Theng Matherne

Licensed for 18 years

Practice Area: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law, Labor and Employment 10 more areas of practice + 10 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Valerie Theng Matherne

Serving New Orleans, LA view address

Member at firm Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, L.L.C.

Serving New Orleans, LA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Valerie Theng Matherne

Valerie Theng Matherne was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1998 and Mississippi Bar in 2002. She is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She previously served on the board of directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She received her education from Florida State University (B.S., 1995) and Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 1998) where she was the Secretary of the Student Bar Association and Vice-President and a founding member of the Loyola Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Ms. Matherne was recognized as a “Mover and Shaker” in the Diversity & The...

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Valerie Theng Matherne was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1998 and Mississippi Bar in 2002. She is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She previously served on the board of directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She received her education from Florida State University (B.S., 1995) and Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 1998) where she was the Secretary of the Student Bar Association and Vice-President and a founding member of the Loyola Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Ms. Matherne was recognized as a “Mover and Shaker” in the Diversity & The Bar Magazine, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Her practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including insurance defense, coverage disputes, bad faith, product liability, premises, auto, commercial auto and truck liability. Additionally, Ms. Matherne has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer recognition rating for professional excellence.

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Areas of Law

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Employment Defense
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

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  • 5.0/5.0 12 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
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    5.0/5.0
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  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/14/13 in General Liability Defense

    Valerie Matherne has proven herself to be a lawyer with high moral, ethical and professional standards. She has over 15 years of experience in General Liability Litigati... Read more

    Valerie Matherne has proven herself to be a lawyer with high moral, ethical and professional standards. She has over 15 years of experience in General Liability Litigation. As an attorney, I have sought her advice on numerous occasions regarding General Liability Litigation. Valerie's legal knowledge regarding General Liability Litigation has proven to be exceptional. She makes a great representative for the legal community.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/14/13 in Personal Injury Defense

    Valerie Matherne has a wealth of knowledge and experience with personal injury litigation. Valerie has over 15 years of personal injury litigation. As an attorney, I ha... Read more

    Valerie Matherne has a wealth of knowledge and experience with personal injury litigation. Valerie has over 15 years of personal injury litigation. As an attorney, I have sought Valerie's advice regarding personal injury litigation on numerous occasions. Valerie's advice has always been helpful and insightful. Her professionalism is inspiring and she is a great benefit to the legal community and the community as a whole.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/14/13 in Automobile Insurance Defense

    Valerie Theng Matherne has over 15 years of experience in Automobile Insurance Litigation. Valerie's knowledge with Automobile Insurance Litigation is excellent. She not... Read more

    Valerie Theng Matherne has over 15 years of experience in Automobile Insurance Litigation. Valerie's knowledge with Automobile Insurance Litigation is excellent. She not only has the intellectual knowledge required to litigate, Valerie has proven experience with litigation. Valerie's moral, ethical and professional standards make her a great asset to the legal community.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/14/13 in Corporate Litigation

    I have been well acquainted with Valerie Theng Matherne both personally and professionally for 15 years. Valerie has consistently maintained high levels of moral, ethica... Read more

    I have been well acquainted with Valerie Theng Matherne both personally and professionally for 15 years. Valerie has consistently maintained high levels of moral, ethical and professional standards. She is a great benefit to the legal community. I have known Valerie to stay up to date with her legal education and skills. Further, Valerie has great communication skills which is demonstrated with the strong relationships she has with her family, friends and clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/10/13 in Insurance

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/10/13 in Commercial Litigation

    Valerie is an agreessive and detailed lawyer who seeks the absolute best results for her clients. Read more

    Valerie is an agreessive and detailed lawyer who seeks the absolute best results for her clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/22/13 in Litigation

    Valerie is well-deserving of an AV rating. Read more

    Valerie is well-deserving of an AV rating.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 02/22/13 in Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/22/13 in Insurance Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/22/13 in Personal Injury Defense

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      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      Credentials

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      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1998, Louisiana
      2004, Mississippi
      Law School Attended
      Loyola University
      Class of 1998
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Florida State University
      Class of 1995
      B.S.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1973
      1973
      Associations & Memberships
      Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
      Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
      Counsel on Litigation Management
      Defense Research Institute.