Margaret A. Cassisa


Ms. Cassisa is a native New Orleanian and practices in the area of Products Liability, Insurance Defense, Successions and Estate Planning, Redhibition and Warranty, Labor and Employment.


  • »Admissions/Affiliations:
  • Ms. Cassisa is admitted to practice before the Louisiana State Courts, United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Middle District of Louisiana and the Western District of Louisiana.
  • »Education:
  • Ms. Cassisa graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A. from the School of Journalism in 1986.  She received her certificate for Paralegal Studies in 1990 from the University of New Orleans and her J.D. in 2000 from Loyola University School of Law where she was a Law Review member.
  • »Memberships:
  • American Bar Association | Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel | Louisiana State Bar Association | Jefferson Parish Bar Association | New Orleans Claims Association

»Reported Cases:

  • Catlin v Keating
  • Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana
  • Civil Action No. 07-5446
  • October 2010
  • Unanimous jury defense verdict - product liability - commercial electric fryer
  • Palermo v. General Motors Corporation
  • Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  • March 2009
  • Trial - defense jury verdict in favor of GM - product liability Silverado
  • pickup truck
  • Evelyn F. Bellow, et al. v. Hang Nguyen, et al
  • No. 2004-003088, 14th JDC, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  • October 31, 2007


  • »Honors/Awards:
  • Finalist, Moot Court Best Brief Competition, 1997
    Member Loyola Law Review, 1998-2000
    Loyola Law Review Published Casenote: Wartelle v. Women’s and Children’s Hospital:
    When Is a “Person” Not a Person? Solving the Riddle of the Stillborn’s Survival
    Action, 44 Loy.L.Rev. 631 (1998)
    Loyola Law Review Published Comment: Silencing the Whistleblower’s Whistle:
    the Eleventh Amendment and Sovereign Immunity in Qui Tam Actions Filed
    Against the States Without Government Intervention, 45 Loy.L.Rev. 565 (1999)
    Loyola Law Review Best Casenote Award, 1998
    Loyola Law Review Best Comment Award, 1999
    Loyola University School of Law, Certificate of Merit, 1998-1999
    Loyola University School of Law, David L. Herman Award, 1998-1999