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(504) 846-9720

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esconzert@bluewilliams.com

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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Healthcare Law
Insurance Law
Personal/Commercial Property & Casualty Litigation


Elizabeth S. Sconzert

Partner

Attorney Brief

Ms. Sconzert is a partner in the Mandeville office and has been with the firm since 2009. Her practice consists primarily of healthcare law, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, construction litigation, including surety; personal injury defense, premise liability and commercial litigation.

Education

Ms. Sconzert received her bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University New Orleans in 2001 and her juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 2005. Ms. Sconzert served as the articles and index editor for the Loyola Law Review and was an oralist and briefwriter for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot Arbitration team that argued in Vienna, Austria. While attending Loyola, she was the recipient of the 2005 Loyola Law Review Best Comment Award and Law Excellence awards in civil procedure, criminal law, and copyright law.

Narrative

Ms. Sconzert was admitted to the bar in 2005. Upon graduation, she served as the law clerk to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Ms. Sconzert is an experienced advocate in the field of healthcare law including experience representing physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, long term and acute care centers, home health and hospice, behavioral health specialists, and private practitioners. Her practice includes providing counsel to clients in healthcare and medical malpractice litigation; defending healthcare providers at medical review panel proceedings; advocating for physicians, psychologists, behavioral health specialists, and nurses before professional licensing boards; performing risk management evaluations on healthcare issues beyond medical malpractice, including credentialing, peer review, and compliance with facility bylaws and regulations, HIPAA, EMTALA, Stark Law, and mental health statutes. In addition, Ms. Sconzert has significant experience in insurance defense, including the interpretation of fidelity, errors and omissions, commercial general liability, and commercial property policies and surety bonds; commercial litigation; and business formation and organization, which includes daily operations including employment and insurance matters, and in the drafting and negotiation of multi-million dollar asset purchase agreements, commercial leases, and other contracts and transactions, including intellectual property, bankruptcy and collection issues.   In 2013 and 2014, the American Society of Legal Advocates recognized Ms. Sconzert as one of Louisiana's "Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40." She was also chosen as a New Orleans CityBusiness "One to Watch" in the publication's Law Firms focused February 2013 issue. In, addition, Ms. Sconzert has been selected by peers annually since 2014 as one of the “Rising Stars” in the field of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Defense by Louisiana Super Lawyers publication. In 2018, she was asked to serve on the US Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel by Chief Judge Englehardt of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Later that year, she was certified by CLM in Claims& Litigation Management.   In 2019, she received the Women’s Choice Award from Professional Women of St. Tammany and the Citizen Lawyer Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association. In 2020, she was selected to be a member of the 16th Leadership in Law class by New Orleans CityBusiness.

Bars, Courts, and Professional Affiliations

Ms. Sconzert is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and federal district and bankruptcy courts. She is a member of the Louisiana State, Federal, New Orleans and Greater Covington Bar Associations. Ms. Sconzert has served as the President of the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association, as well as serving on the board of directors of the New Orleans Bar Foundation, the Federal Bar Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She actively participates in the Loyola Law Review Alumni Committee, Habitat for Humanity, the Miracle League Northshore, and serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI St. Tammany.     Ms. Sconzert serves on the steering committee of DRI’s Medical Professional Liability Conference and is an active member in the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of CLM.   Since 2017, she’s served as a member of the Northshore Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She is currently serving as Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association.