Dennis J. Phayer

Dennis J. Phayer

Partner since 2000
Metairie, Louisiana

Mr. Phayer is a partner with the firm. He regularly counsels and defends governmental entities in class action litigation. Mr. Phayer focuses his practice in defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation.  In addition, he specializes in transportation, garage liability, commercial auto, governmental entities and complex injury litigation. Mr. Phayer also has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in municipal liability, personal injury and premises liability litigation.

Mr. Phayer is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is a member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Sections. Mr. Phayer is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

Mr. Phayer received his J.D. and B.A. from Tulane University.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Class Action
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Trucking
  • Garage Liability
  • Commercial Auto
  • Government Entities
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability & Discipline

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D - 1979
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    • B.A - 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member