Amanda M. Plaiscia

(504) 830-4942

Metairie, LA

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Attorney Brief

Ms. Plaiscia is a partner in the Metairie office and joined Blue Williams as an associate in 2015. Her practice consists primarily of labor and employment law and governmental and municipal liability.


Ms. Plaiscia graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Orleans, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her juris doctorate from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During her time at Loyola, Ms. Plaiscia was a member of the Loyola Law Review and served as a Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant. Upon graduation, she was recognized as a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar and graduated in the top five percent of her class. During law school, Ms. Plaiscia clerked for judges in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans and the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She was also a law clerk at Blue Williams.


Ms. Plaiscia primarily practices in the areas of labor and employment law and governmental and municipal liability. She provides a wide variety of consultation, employee training, and litigation services to private employers, political subdivisions, and State entities. She handles the defense of charges filed with the EEOC, appeals and other matters before civil service boards, and legal claims filed in both state and federal courts. Ms. Plaiscia’s expertise includes federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies in the areas of hiring and recruitment practices, background and drug screenings, employee handbooks, wage and hour laws, leave laws, disability accommodations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, civil rights violations, problem resolution, discipline, separation, and whistleblower actions.


Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019; 2021, 2022 (Employment and Labor)

Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations

Ms. Plaiscia is admitted to practice before all state courts in Louisiana, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.