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Theresa c. Phillips

Theresa is an associate at the New Orleans office and practices in the

areas of insurance coverage and insurance defense.


Prior to joining the firm, Theresa was employed at the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General, as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG). As an AAG, she practiced in the Civil Rights, Transportation, and General Liability sections, providing defense to state agencies and officers in a wide variety of legal matters. She gained extensive experience in motion practice, building and maintaining client relationships, and obtained favorable rulings in Louisiana state and federal courts. 

Theresa was born and raised in New Orleans and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing. While enrolled at ULL, Theresa studied abroad and attended the American Institute of Foreign Study in Florence, Italy. 

She received her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center (SULC). During her tenure at SULC, Theresa was a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, and Torts. Theresa served as a “Writing Fellow” at SULC, where she assisted graduates in their preparation for the Louisiana Bar Examination, including coaching on writing and studying strategies to ensure the students’ success. 

During Law School, Theresa clerked for the Honorable Mitchell R. Theriot at the First Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Honorable Pamela Moses-Laramore at the Louisiana Workforce Commission - Office of Workers’ Compensation, District 5.

Practice Areas


  • Southern University Law Center, cum laude, 2015

    • Recipient of the CALI award for Successions, Donations, and Trusts

    • Recipient of the CALI award for Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy 

    • Member of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity

    • Served as Chapter Vice Justice and Chapter Clerk

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A., Marketing, 2011

    • Recipient of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Marketing and Hospitality “Outstanding Graduate Award” 

    • Recipient of the “Ivy and Edly Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad Program” 

    • Featured in “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” 

    • Member of Phi Mu Sorority 


  • Assistant Bar Examiner, appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court

  • Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General 

  • Stephenson, Chavarri & Lambert, L.L.C.


  • Louisiana State and Federal Courts

Membership & Affilliations

  • New Orleans Bar Association 

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member​

Honors & awards

  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, 2024

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2024

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