James R. Nieset, Jr.


contact information

phone: 504-581-3838
direct: 504-412-6253
fax: 504-412-6353

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, 70130-3774



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.


Tulane University of Louisiana (B.A. 1991)
Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D. 1996)
Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1997

professional associations

American Bar Association
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
New Orleans Bar Association

areas of practice