Steven W. Copley
Steven W. Copley

Steven W. Copley

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scopley@gamb.com504.568.1648

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

504.568.1648 | scopley@gamb.com

Mobile: 504.289.6869

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of TX

education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. 1985
  • University of Illinois Springfield, B.A. 1976

Since joining the firm in 1985, Steve Copley has represented local and national concerns in complex commercial litigation and trials including class action, insurance, energy, products liability, construction, bankruptcy and franchise law matters. His representation of several clients has spanned decades.

Steve has over thirty years of trial experience in both Louisiana Federal and State courts. He has also successfully represented clients in federal and state appeal courts and has extensive experience arbitrating disputes. Steve has written and lectured extensively on various litigation topics. In law school, Steve served as the Articles/Comments Editor of Loyola Law Review and won the Trial Competition.

  • Represented and advised financial institutions in defense of suits by borrowers including lender liability and complicated collection matters.
  • Represented clients and tried products liability and franchise class action matters.
  • Represented Insurance companies in title defense issues and general insurance claims.
  • Represented and settled denial of coverage claims on behalf of energy companies.
  • Represented energy concerns in numerous contract disputes.
  • Represented franchise companies in franchisee litigation and contract disputes.
  • Represented contractors and construction companies in contract and sales disputes.

  • St Thomas More Inn of Court

  • Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation; Products Liability (Since 2012)
  • Chambers USA - Litigation (Since 2014)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Business Litigation (Since 2011)
  • Listed in the A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys

Since joining the firm in 1985, Steve Copley has represented local and national concerns in complex commercial litigation and trials including class action, insurance, energy, products liability, construction, bankruptcy and franchise law matters. His representation of several clients has spanned decades.

Steve has over thirty years of trial experience in both Louisiana Federal and State courts. He has also successfully represented clients in federal and state appeal courts and has extensive experience arbitrating disputes. Steve has written and lectured extensively on various litigation topics. In law school, Steve served as the Articles/Comments Editor of Loyola Law Review and won the Trial Competition.

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Securities Litigation
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Products Liability
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial, Chemical and Manufacturing
  • Insurance
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    PUBLICATIONS

    Fifth Circuit Symposium: Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, Co-author, 36 Loy. L. Rev. 801 (1990) First Sale Pricing Treatment for Natural Gas Pipeline Production 30 Loy. L. Rev. 179 (1984)