Melanie Lockett is an experienced litigator in diverse areas of law including insurance coverage and defense, education, commercial litigation, employment law, professional liability, and family law. She has litigated a vast array of legal issues in Louisiana state and federal courts. She has also successfully appealed cases to Louisiana Courts of Appeal and Louisiana Supreme Court. Melanie’s innovative and diligent approach to representing clients has led to notable successes for insurance companies, insurance agents, tenured professors, university students, and victims of discrimination. Melanie is an involved member of several professional organizations. She is an active member and holds leadership positions in the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”). She also holds the position of Vice Chair of Substantive Law Programming on the DRI 2017 Annual Meeting Steering Committee. Melanie is Diversity Liaison and Vice Chair of Membership on DRI’s Insurance Law Committee. She is also a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Louisiana Bar Association. Melanie’s served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Melanie earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. She was a member of Loyola’s Moot Court Staff and Public Interest Law Journal. Melanie also earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston University. Contact Melanie Lockett today to discuss your case.