Christopher P. Ieyoub

Christopher P. Ieyoub

Brief Biography:

Christopher P. Ieyoub is a managing equity partner at Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC. Ieyoub has been practicing with the firm since August 1985 and has devoted his entire practice to litigation and complex transactions. He has handled a broad range of cases but with particular emphasis in defending businesses, governmental entities and insurers in class action, mass casualty, employment discrimination, products liability and civil rights law suits. He also represents several large Louisiana retailers in matters relating to premises liability and workers’ compensation. He has conducted numerous premises liability and workers’ compensation seminars and has worked collaboratively with clients to develop appropriate policies and procedures for companies to ensure compliance with Louisiana statutory and case law. Ieyoub has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal court and is admitted to, and has recently appeared before, the Supreme Court of the United States of America and the Louisiana Supreme Court.


McNeese State University, B.S. Business Administration, 1982

Tulane University Law School, JD degree, 1985


Louisiana State, Appellate and Federal Courts

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations:

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Director: Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Executive Committee: Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Businesses

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Section: SWLA Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Board member and legal counsel: Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana

Board member and legal counsel: Direct Care, Inc.

Past Board member and legal counsel: Lake Charles Country Club

Past Board member and legal counsel: Health Counseling Services of SWLA

Chairman: Capital Campaign –Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Chairman: Multiple Capital Campaigns–ASSL

CLE Presenter: Professionalism

Honors and Awards:

The Best Lawyers in America

Best Louisiana Attorneys

Certified by Louisiana Supreme Court as CLE Presenter: Professionalism

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully obtained U.S. Supreme Court award of prevailing party attorney fees pursuant to 42 USC 1983;1988
  • Represented local governmental entity in favorable resolution of 3,000 member class action arising from allegations of drinking water contaminated with total coliform
  • Obtained zero verdicts in multiple premises liability jury trials
  • Obtained multiple dismissals for law enforcement agencies and public entities in Federal Court Civil Rights actions;
  • Obtained multiple dismissals for Louisiana retailers via dispositive motions in premises liability cases
  • Defended several national insurers in litigation pending in the Western District of Louisiana and 14th Judicial District Court involving hundreds of claims for property damage following Hurricane Rita
  • Obtained landmark Louisiana Workers’ Compensation ruling establishing new jurisprudential definition of “accident”
  • Argued non-enforceability of forum selection provisions—LA Supreme Court (matter pending 5/14)

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