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Jacques C. Mestayer
Associate, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139


Jacques is a litigator practicing in the firm’s New Orleans office. Jacques’s practice primarily consists of representing clients in the Maritime, Oil and Gas, and Insurance industries.

Before joining the firm, Jacques had the honor of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as a judicial intern for Justice Marcus R. Clark of the Louisiana Supreme Court.



  • Louisiana Law Review, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Youth Leadership Council, 2018-present


  • Henri Capitant Scholarship for the most outstanding law review article on a civil law topic
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing I, Federal Civil Procedure II, Matrimonial Regimes
  • Paul M. Hebert Scholar & Chancellor’s Award
  • Ira S. Flory Trial Quarterfinalist

After Hours

"When Jacques is not at work, you can find him fishing, hunting, playing recreational sports, or cheering on the LSU Tigers."