Mr. Poirier is a partner in the Mandeville office and has been with the firm since 1991. His practice consists primarily of professional liability, construction and commercial litigation. He has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 1992 and a member of the Mississippi Bar Association since 2005.
Mr. Poirier received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of New Orleans in 1990, after completing his first year of law school. He was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. He received his juris doctor,Â cum laude, in 1992, from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Poirier graduated with honors in trial advocacy, served as a senior fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Admiralty: Personal Injury and Death. He also completed a focused curriculum and received a certificate in environmental law.
- Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer, 2013 (Commercial Litigation)
- Louisiana Super Lawyers 2007, 2012 (Civil Litigation)
- AVÂ® Peer Review Rated certification mark from Martindale-Hubbell
- America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators, 2021
- Inside New Orleans “Elite Lawyers,” 2021
Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations
Mr. Poirier is admitted to practice in state and federal courts, sitting in both Louisiana and Mississippi, including the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Louisiana State, Mississippi, Covington and Federal Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys. He has provided Pro Bono services to the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and actively donates his professional time to the New Orleans Pro Bono Project and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. Mr. Poirier serves, via an appointment by the Louisiana Superior Court, on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Leadership St. Tammany since 2007, including 2 years as Chair. He is a past chair and 10 year member of the Board of Directors of the Youth Service Bureau for Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. He had been a Director of CHAMBERPAC, an affiliation of the West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and he also served two terms on the Board for the Chamber. He is a former Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Louisiana & Mississippi, the Federal Bar Association and the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association. He has served on the Trial Advocacy Program faculty at LSU and has spoken on a variety of topics, including: Louisiana workersâ€™ compensation; the Jones Act and general maritime law remedies; EMTALA; ethics; insurance certificates; medical documentation and risk management; oil, gas and mineral royalty valuation; and Medicare set-asides. Mr. Poirier holds an AVÂ® Peer Review Rated certification mark from Martindale-Hubbell.
- Appointed to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2018 – Present
- St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2017 – 2019
- Leadership St. Tammany, Board of Trustees, 2007- 2021
- Pro Bono Project
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Louisiana & Mississippi