Casey Dereus

Baer Law LLC
3000 Kingman Street, Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70006
504-372-0111
www.baerlawllc.com


Casey is an Associate with Baer Law. Attorneys in the greater New Orleans area come to Casey for help on complicated legal matters and for her writing skills. She is known as a smart, thorough, and hard-working advocate.

If you have legal issues in the following areas, Casey wants to help:

Ride-share car crashes

If you have been involved in a car collision as an Uber passenger or a Lyft passenger, or if a Uber or Lyft driver crashed into your vehicle, Casey wants to help.

Shootings or attacks at apartment complexes, grocery stores, or schools

If a loved one as a victim of violence at an apartment complex, convenience store, or grocery store, you may have a claim.

Property damage insurance claims—including post-disaster claims (such as hurricane claims, tornado claims, etc.) as well as business interruption Coronavirus/COVID-19 claims.

If your business was interrupted due to the Coronavirus, Casey may be able to help.

If you have a business and your property was damaged from a natural disaster, you may have a claim against your insurance company.

Casey moved to New Orleans in 2010 and fell in love with the city. She attended graduate school at Tulane where she earned her Master’s and met her husband. Later, Casey attended law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where she served as Managing Print Editor on the Loyola Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.

Since graduating, Casey has been a devoted personal injury attorney and first-party property attorney. Before starting with Baer Law, LLC, Casey focused on property insurance claims and personal injury cases. In fact, in her first few years out of law school, she handled more than 1,000 first-party property cases, including business interruption claims and flood insurance and hurricane claims.

Although Casey is interested in many areas of the law, she currently focuses her personal injury practice on motor vehicle crash cases (especially those involving ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft), negligent security cases (especially involving third-party criminal actors), and livestock personal injury cases (such as when escaped cattle or other animals become involved in car wrecks). She also continues to handle post-disaster property damage & business interruption cases, including Coronavirus cases. Recently, Casey has also started working on a class action lawsuit against a major social media app for violations of privacy laws.

Casey is also knowledgeable about how climate change is affecting property insurance. She is proud to serve as a member of the American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Program in her spare time. The ABA’s Disaster Legal Services Program provides immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors at no charge.

She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, and by the National Trial Lawyers in their Top 40 Under 40. Casey is fluent in French and can accommodate clients from France or other Francophone countries.

PUBLICATIONS

“Louisiana Fourth Circuit vacates dismissal on prescription grounds, remands case,” Louisiana Advocates, Februaray 2021, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2.

“Getting it right: properly issuing a subpoena under FRCP 45,” Louisiana Advocates, September 2020, Vol. XXXV, No. 9.

“The rear-end presumption and how to rebut it,” Louisiana Advocates, January 2020, Vol. XXXV, No. 1.

“Piercing the Corporate Veil with the Single Business Enterprise Doctrine,” Louisiana Bar Journal, August/September 2019, Vol. 67, No. 2.

“What’s fair game in a 30(b)(6) deposition? Almost everything!” Louisiana Advocates, March 2019, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3.

“Suing for Punitive Damages Under Another State’s Law,” Louisiana Advocates, July 2018, Vol. XXXIII, No. 7.

“Bozeman and the Dual Nature of the Collateral Source Rule,” Louisiana Advocates, February 2018, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Speaker on the topic of “Up Your Game: Legal Writing for the Solo” at the LSBA’s Solo, Small Firm & Tech Conference (March 2020).

Panelist of “Doctor Depositions” CLE (December 2019).

Panelist of “Managing Medicals to Maximize Settlements” CLE (June 2019).

Co-Instructor of “Starting from Scratch” at Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, a course designed to empower law students to start their own law firm.

EDUCATION

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS

College of Law, Juris Doctor

TULANE UNIVERSITY

Master of Arts (French Studies)

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY

Bachelor of Arts (French and Government)

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Licensed in Louisiana

Louisiana State Bar

Federal Court Admissions:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Serves as Louisiana Notary Public

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

YLD DLS Team Member (2018-2020)

YLD Vice Chair of the Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Committee (2019-2020)

Jefferson Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Federal Bar Association

Louisiana Association for Justice

Chair of Women’s Caucus Publications Committee (2019-2020)