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Attorney Profile

Jacinda Denison

Brief Biography

Jacinda L. Denison was admitted to the California bar in 1997. Her Los Angeles practice concentrated on tax, real estate, and wealth transfer planning. For over 15 years, Jacinda advised in the public, private, and government sectors in California, Arizona and Washington, in policy, compliance and operations. Now living in Southwest Louisiana, Jacinda has been with Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC, since 2013, joining the firm after obtaining her Louisiana license in 2019. Jacinda’s entire practice is devoted to civil litigation, with an emphasis on defending businesses, governmental entities and insurers in mass casualty, products liability, premises liability, employment discrimination, and various personal injury matters.


University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. 1993
Pepperdine University, School of Law, J.D. 1997

Current Admissions

All Louisiana State District and Appellate CourtsUnited States District Courts for the Middle, Western, and Eastern DistrictsUnited States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Representative Matters
  • Defense of first-party claims for extracontractual and property damage associated with Hurricanes Laura, Beta, Delta, Zeta and Ida
  • Defense of business entities and insurers in multi-million dollar matters arising from mass casualties, primarily involving chemical release
  • Obtained dismissal for manufacturing employer in Federal Court Civil Rights action
  • Participation in successful defense of products liability claim, resulting in zero verdict against manufacturing client
  • Obtained dismissals for multiple retailers by dispositive motion in premises liability cases
  • Successfully mediated numerous matters submitted to mediation
  • Participation in defense of parish school boards in automobile liability, athletic injury and other litigated claims
  • Participation in general liability claims against parish government, sheriff’s office, and other related political subdivisions
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