Katherine W. Trotter


Metairie, LA, New Orleans, LA

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Attorney Brief

Katherine Trotter joined the Metairie office as an associate in 2022. She has been in practice since 2010, focusing on general civil defense litigation, including insurance defense, construction defect litigation, and property and casualty litigation. She is licensed to practice in all Louisiana courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Ms. Trotter earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Theatre from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2005. She received her JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010, where she participated in Loyola’s Trial Advocacy program. She was named to The Order of Barristers and competed nationally in the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Since graduating, Ms. Trotter has served as a team coach for Loyola’s Trial Advocacy program.


Ms. Trotter moved to New Orleans from Tennessee following Hurricane Katrina to pursue her JD. While based in the New Orleans metro area, she regularly practices in courts throughout Louisiana. She has extensive experience handling complex construction defect claims, including all aspects of large, multi-party arbitrations, and has handled a wide array of property damage, premise liability, personal auto-injury, and toxic tort claims throughout the state. Ms. Trotter has called New Orleans home since 2007 and currently resides near Bayou St. John.

Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Community Involvement

  • Brightside Therapy Collective, Board Member
  • “Krewe of Dolly”, Member  – Present