Elizabeth Haecker Ryan

Mediator & Arbitrator


Elizabeth Haecker Ryan graduated from Tulane University Law School where she was a member of: The Board of Editors of The Maritime Lawyer and Moot Court. She was previously a partner at Montgomery Barnett and Lemle & Kelleher. She is currently a Director at the firm of Coats Rose. She practices in the areas of maritime personal injury, construction, pharmaceuticals and medical device, environmental, products liability, toxic tort and class action litigation. She has written in numerous legal publications, and lectured extensively in fields of litigation and in continuing legal education programs and law school settings, including for the LSBA, Tulane University Law Center, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel and the ABA. She is an adjunct professor teaching “Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy", Tulane Law School; former Louisiana Bar Association Board of Governors member; she received the Citation of Honor, from the Young Career Women Program, and the APEX Award, 2000.


  • B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University, 1975
  • Tulane School of Architecture, 1975-1976
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1980


American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Louisiana Bar Foundation


Top 25 Women Attorneys in Louisiana 2012 and 2014

Best Lawyers in America®; Louisiana Super Lawyers® and APEX Award Winner, Louisiana State Bar Association Journal

Admiralty & Maritime, Asbestos, Bad Faith Litigation, Breach of Contract, Class Actions, Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect, Environmental & Toxic Tort, Insurance Coverage, Jones Act, Labor & Employment, Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Sports Law, Texas Mediators, Trucking & Transportation