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Elizabeth A. Houts

Liz is an associate at the New Orleans office and practices in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, and bad faith.


Prior to joining the firm, Liz worked in the General Liability section at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP’s New Orleans office. She handled a range of civil litigation matters including defense of motor vehicle collision cases, premises liability, personal injury, and hurricane claims.


Earlier in her legal career, Liz managed the Third Party Contracts division of the nation’s largest infrastructure project, where she negotiated and drafted utility relocation, real property, and other contracts with utility providers, cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and railroads to enable the construction of the California high-speed rail system.  Liz also clerked with a boutique plaintiffs’ firm specializing in employment law. There, she honed her litigation skills drafting civil complaints, motions, briefs, written discovery, and other litigation documents, and also assisted with depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials.


Before joining the practice of law, Liz gained nearly a decade of real estate industry experience, including marketing, sales, and property management.


Liz earned her law degree from Tulane University in 2016, with certificates of advanced study and training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. While in law school, Liz was a founding member of the first

law school chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and served as its President for her 2L and 3L

academic years. Liz was also heavily involved in the moot court program, both as a participant and a

coach on the Tulane Law George Mason Moot Court Trial Competition Team. She also won first place

in the trial division of her class’s “1L Open” Moot Court Competition and the Tulane Law School Intraschool ADR Competition. Additionally, Liz served as a student practitioner in Tulane’s Criminal Litigation Clinic. Liz graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Juniata College in 2005.

Practice Areas


  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor, May 2016

    • Certificate of Advanced Study and Training in Mediation (Berlin summer program)

    • Certificate of Advanced Study and Training in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Berlin summer program)

    • Federal Bar Association, Tulane Law School Chapter (President, 2014-2016)

    • Tulane Law George Mason Moot Court Trial Competition Team (Competitor, 2014-2015; Coach, 2015-2016)

    • Tulane Law School Intraschool ADR Competition (1st Place Recipient, Spring 2015)

    • “1L Open” Moot Court Competition, Trial Division (1st Place Recipient, Spring 2014)

  • Juniata College, B.A., magna cum laude, May 2005

    • Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Editorial Studies

    • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

    • Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity (Susquehanna University, prior to transfer)


  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLC, New Orleans, LA

  • Cordoba Corporation (California High-Speed Rail Project), Sacramento, CA

  • Bohm Law Group, Sacramento, CA

  • Tulane Criminal Litigation Clinic, New Orleans, LA

  • Tulane University Law School, Research Assistant to Catherine Hancock, New Orleans, LA

  • Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Property Manager, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Charles Reinhart Company Realtors, Marketing Coordinator and Real Estate Sales Associate, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Edward Surovell Realtors, Marketing Coordinator and Real Estate Sales Associate, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Second to None, Inc., Proofreader, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Rodale Press, Editorial Intern, Women’s Health Books Division, Emmaus, PA

  • Juniata College Writing Center, Writing Tutor & Tutoring Award Recipient, Huntingdon, PA


  • Louisiana

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • New Orleans Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

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