Theresa A. Sutherland


Theresa A. Sutherland has been with the firm since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University and her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School. Ms. Sutherland was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 2009 and admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2018. She is admitted to practice before all Federal and State Courts in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Ms. Sutherland is experienced in hurricane litigation and other first-party claims, both in the residential and commercial sectors, arising from weather and loss events. She has significant experience in bad-faith cases and those involving extra-contractual insurance claims.

Ms. Sutherland represents liability insurers and the businesses they insure throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Her practice is focused in the areas of personal injury and property damage litigation, including premises and professional liability. Ms. Sutherland also has an active appellate practice, including complex litigation and insurance matters.


  • All Louisiana trial and appellate courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • All Mississippi Courts of Law and Equity
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Areas of Practice

First-Party Coverage and Litigation
General Liability Defense, Property and Casualty Litigation


  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Assocation


  • Washington & Lee University, BA, English, 2006
  • Tulane University, JD, 2009