James R. Nieset, Jr.

Experience & Credentials

Martindale-Hubbel Profile: James R. Nieset, Jr.


  • Tulane University of Louisiana (B.A. 1991)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D. 1996)

Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1997

Jim Nieset is a partner in the firm’s New Orleans office. He joined the firm in 1996. His practice includes the defense of insurance companies in personal injury, insurance coverage, premises liability, products liability, property and bad faith/extra contractual cases. He has successfully tried cases to both judges and juries in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. In addition to his trial experience, he has mediated hundreds of cases. As an appellate lawyer, Jim has argued cases in the Louisiana First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal and at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbel. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy and a presenter at the Tulane Law School Professionalism Orientation Seminar. Jim and his wife have two children.


  • Insurance Coverage Litigation- Coverage analysis and emerging trends in bad faith – New Orleans, LA November 2013
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know- Moderator- New Orleans, LA October 2012
  • Updates in Louisiana Bad Faith Law, Tampa, FL 2009
  • Hurricane Katrina and its Effect on Louisiana Law, LADC Winter Meeting 2007
  • How to defend an SIU File-From Start to Finish-SIU/MIST Annual Conference, 2004
  • Tulane Law School Professionalism Orientation Seminar


New Orleans Office

  • 704 Carondelet Street
  • New Orleans, 70130-3774
  • Telephone: 504-581-3838
  • Direct Dial: 504-412-6253
  • Direct Fax: 504-412-6353
  • Email: jnieset@phjlaw.com


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