M. Suzanne Montero

M. Suzanne Montero

New Orleans, Louisiana

M. Suzanne Montero graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, earning a B.A. degree in Psychology. She attended law school at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she received her J.D. Degree in December, 1991. She was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in April 1992. She is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Louisiana, the United Stated District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme court of the United States.

Ms. Montero is also a member of and admitted to practice before the Chitimacha Tribal Court.

Ms. Montero's practice includes personal injury, commercial litigation, employment litigation, medical malpractice, toxic tort, and products liability.

Ms. Montero has been an adjunct faculty member of Tulane University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program from 1995 to date. She received the AIDS Law of Louisiana, Inc., Pro Bono Publico Award in 2000.  She is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys, Association of New Orleans Trial Lawyers, American Association of Justice, and the Louisiana Association of Justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Tort
  • Products Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2016


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • Sessions & Fishman, Associate, 1992 - 1994
  • Martzell & Bickford, 1994 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 1992 - 1995