Chauntis T. Jenkins

contact information

phone: 504-581-3838
direct: 504-412-6266
fax: 504-412-6366

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, 70130-3774

cjenkins@phjlaw.com

biography

Chauntis T. Jenkins has practiced in the New Orleans office since 2001. She has a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis in insurance defense, coverage disputes, first party extra contractual claims, bad faith, fraud and special investigation litigation. Ms. Jenkins has successfully represented clients in matters that have proceeded to trial in Louisiana state, appellate and federal courts. She also has been able to secure the successful resolution of matters prior to trial in mediation. She serves on the firm’s Business Development Committee. Ms. Jenkins is a recipient of the 2010 Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award for her role as Chair of the Third Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Profession.

Notable representative matters and accomplishments:
Nominated by the Louisiana Supreme Court and served as Judge Pro Tempore in the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish.
Served as co-counsel for national insurance company in state jury trial involving Hurricane Katrina damage. The jury awarded a zero verdict in favor of client.
Co-authored winning Supreme Court brief for landmark La. Supreme Court case, Champagne v. Ward, 2003-3211 (La. 1/19/05), 893 So.2d 773

Represented insurance companies involving various Hurricane Katrina and Rita claims;

Represented insurance companies involving special investigation/fraud claims
Author, “The Foreign UM Policy Conundrum: Key Issues to Help Solve the Puzzle”, ABA Automobile Law Committee Newsletter 2007
2008 Recipient of New Orleans City Business Magazine Leadership in Law Award
Chair LSBA Diversity conclave the dates are 2009, 2010 and 2011
2010 recipient of the Louisiana Bar Association President’s Award

education

Loyola University of New Orleans (B.A. 1995)
Southern University Law Center (J.D. 1998)
Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1999

professional associations

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louis A Martinet Legal Society
Louisiana State Bar Association
La. State Bar Assn. Young Lawyers Sec.
New Orleans Bar Association

areas of practice