LuLu Reisman is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients throughout the United States with difficult and often emotionally-charged litigation. LuLu has handled a wide range of complex commercial and tort litigation including cases involving intellectual property disputes, maritime disasters, products liability, toxic torts, and construction disputes. In her more than thirty years of practice, LuLu has represented her clients in numerous jury and bench trials and has headed up and managed large litigation teams while serving as lead trial counsel.
In addition to having taught toxic tort law at Tulane Law School, where she graduated in 1990 summa cum laude, LuLu has vast experience handling toxic tort matters alleging exposure resulting in various types of cancer (including leukemia and lymphoma) as well as other diseases including encephalopathy. She also has helped clients in numerous personal injury, wrongful death, and land damage cases involving both industrial and consumer product exposures to a variety of chemicals including benzene, toluene, hydrogen sulfide, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene (TCE).
In the maritime area, LuLu cut her professional teeth working on the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history – the collision in the Philippines between the MV DONA PAZ passenger ferry and the MT VECTOR. Since then, she has represented a major commercial barge line in cases involving cargo disputes, barge breakaways, and personal injuries. LuLu was among the first attorneys involved in the firm’s representation of BP America and BP Exploration and Production, assisting with the initial investigation of the Deepwater Horizon Incident, the selection of expert witnesses, and depositions. In addition to the above, LuLu has represented clients who have suffered property damage and deferred production arising from offshore casualties, and she has been asked to interpret contractual indemnity and insurance provisions, master service agreements, drilling contracts and charter agreements. LuLu has also handled numerous Jones Act and longshore claims.
LuLu has extensive experience questioning medical, engineering, and other scientific experts at trial, in class certification and Daubert hearings, and in depositions throughout the country and abroad. Examples of the class action matters she has handled include claims made by neighboring residents in chemical release areas and by consumers who purchased gasoline that allegedly damaged fuel gauges in vehicles.
In products liability and warranty matters, LuLu’s practice has included cases involving aerial platforms, offshore drilling tools and equipment, building materials, cranes, and chemical compounds. She has handled construction and lien disputes for both owners and their subrogated property insurers and subcontractors.
LuLu’s practice also includes litigation involving patent and intellectual property disputes and breach of contract claims. Her undergraduate degree in business management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, which she earned summa cum laude, assists her in understanding the business side of her clients’ cases.
In addition to being an active trial lawyer, LuLu also acts as appellate counsel in courts throughout the country. Her service as a law clerk to the Honorable Luther F. Cole, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, before joining Liskow & Lewis provides her with valuable insight into the workings of appellate courts.