John E. Sudderth



JOHN SUDDERTH began his litigation practice in 1993 as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans. During his time with the Louisiana Department of Justice, he defended the State of the Louisiana, its Departments and employees. In his private practice, he has represented and continues to represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and both individuals and corporations. John has tried over 150 bench and jury trials as lead counsel, in most courts throughout southeastern Louisiana in the areas of personal injury (including wrongful death, traumatic brain injury and permanent incapacitation), property damage, bad faith litigation, insurance coverage, products liability, premises liability, contract law and unfair trade practices.

He has argued complex civil cases and issues in the Louisiana First, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court, and has applied for writs to the U. S. Supreme Court. John is a certified mediator and has been appointed by the 24th Judicial District Court as a neutral for all Hurricane Ida cases. He has successfully negotiated and mediated hundreds of cases and understands that only through hard work and preparation will a case resolve to the satisfaction of all parties.


  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Business Administration, 1984


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The John C. Boutall American Inn of Court
Bad Faith Litigation, Breach of Contract, Insurance Coverage, Louisiana Mediators, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Premises Liability