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Alexis P. Joachim

Alexis Joachim has represented insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes for over fifteen years.


Alexis has counseled insurers on third-party liability and first-party insurance coverage and litigation issues, including homeowners, automobile (garage, business auto, motor carrier coverage, MCS-90, and uninsured motorist), professional liability, property loss and pollution claims.  She also has counseled insurers on construction defect claims (including demands for additional insured coverage and contractual defense and indemnity obligations), as well as disputes between insurers over the ranking of coverage under their policies and one insurer’s obligation to another. 

Alexis practiced law in Washington, D.C. for five years where she counseled insurers on healthcare, toxic tort and environmental coverage and litigation disputes.

Practice Areas

Notable representations

  • Coverage counsel for various general liability insurers in direct action suits filed by third-party claimants against insureds and their insurers.

  • Represented insurers in a London arbitration regarding indemnity sought by an insured with respect to the cost of remediating damage from an oil spill.

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer against claim for contribution by other insurer    (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama).

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer based upon application of assault and battery exclusion (Orleans Parish Civil District Court).


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2007

    • Law Excellence Award in Obligations and Business Administration

    • Member, Loyola Journal of Public Interest and Loyola Maritime Law Journal

    • Order of the Barristers

    • Moot Court Board

  • Louisiana State University, B.A., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications, 2004

Honors and Achievements

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2023, 2024

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018, 2021, 2022

  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017

  • Assistant Bar Examiner, Code III, appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021, 2022

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2023, 2024

  • LSBA Leadership Class, 2021-2022

  • City Business Leadership in Law, 2022

  • Inside New Orleans Elite Lawyers, 2022, 2023

  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, 2022, 2023, Insurance Law

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Program Chair and Presenter, "Recent Developments and Case Law," Insurance Law in Louisiana Conference (April 2024)

  • Presenter, LSBA Joint Summer School 2023 Program, “Read the Fine Print and All That Jazz:  Tips on How to Read an Insurance Policy and Other Coverage Issues”

  • Author, "LASC Adopts Revision to Louisiana License Requirement Impacting Military Spouse Attorneys," Louisiana State Bar Association - Louisiana Bar Journal: June/July edition, June 2023

  • Presenter, Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting & LJC / LSBA Joint Summer School, June 2023

  • Co-presenter, "How Insurance Companies Settle Claims," New Orleans Bar Association (November 2022)

  • Co-presenter, "Claim Handling in the First 30 Days," Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference, June 2021

  • Co-Author, “Protecting the Queen from Policyholder Attack: Anticipating the Unexpected Consequences of Prolonged Business Closures,” DRI Fall 2020 In House Defense Quarterly

  • Presenter, “Louisiana Tort Reform,” Louisiana Claims Association Education Conference (October 2020)

  • Presenter, "Misrepresentations in Applications of Insurance," Louisiana Claims Association Education Conference (June 2019)

  • Presenter, “Do Right to Repair Statutes ‘Suit’ An Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend,” 4th Annual Southeast Construction Defect & Dispute Conference (October, 2018)

  • Author, "Policyholders Bear the Risk When Insurance Was Unavailable on the Market," Advise & Consult, Inc. – Defects & Disputes, April 2018

  • Co-author, "Duty to Defend Pre-Litigation Construction Defect Claims," DRI Spring 2017 In House Defense Quarterly, April 2017

  • Co-author, “This ‘Suit’ Is Defective: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend Pre- Litigation ‘Right to Repair’ Construction Defect Claims,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Construction Defects Insurance, November 2016

  • Co-author, “Tailoring A New ‘Suit’: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend ‘Suit’ In Light of Changing Policy Language,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Insurance, October 2016


  • Louisiana

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Louisiana Claims Association

  • New Orleans Claims Association

  • Louisiana Director, Military Spouse JD Network

  • Louisiana Attorney  Disciplinary Board, Attorney Member 

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