James Brown Named Distinguished Achievement Honoree by LSU Law Center


Liskow & Lewis is pleased to announce James A. Brown has been named a Distinguished Achievement honoree by the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. James will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans on March 2.

LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Achievement Award is given annually to graduates for professional achievement and career distinction, service to and support of LSU Law, and service to the community.

James is a 1984 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center and holds an undergraduate degree from LSU in Political Science. He supports the Law Center in various ways, including serving as a member of the Dean’s Council and as an adjunct professor.

James is a shareholder in Liskow & Lewis’ New Orleans office, heading the firm’s Commercial Litigation Section as well as its Professional Liability Practice Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer handling complex litigation throughout the courts of Louisiana and the U.S., with a focus on banking, contract and professional liability disputes. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has a national reputation in key areas of complex litigation: legal malpractice defense, director and officer liability, antitrust, trusts and estates litigation, First Amendment and Education Law. 

For over three decades, James has represented federal banking agencies and banks in complex commercial and professional liability cases.  He also has defended national legal malpractice carriers and law and accounting firms, and has handled trust and estates litigation and other types of commercial claims and disputes.  James has tried difficult, high-stakes cases in these areas in both state and federal courts.

James serves on the New Orleans Ethics Review Board by appointment of the Mayor. The Board administers and enforces the New Orleans Code of Governmental Ethics and appoints and oversees the New Orleans Inspector General.

He is listed by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as among America’s top commercial litigators. James is also named in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Professional Malpractice Law. He is listed among Top Lawyers by New Orleans Magazine, and New Orleans CityBusiness named him one of New Orleans’ “Leaders in Law.”

Following law school, James served as law clerk to the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin, Circuit Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-85. Since 1992, he has served as an Adjunct Professor in Torts and Trial Advocacy at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.