Deborah R. Trotter
Deborah joined K&W in 2011, focusing primarily on complex litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, Medical fraud litigation, consumer protection litigation, insurance coverage litigation, bad faith litigation, and unfair trade practices litigation. She is best known for her first party property insurance litigation and leadership in the Medicaid and consumer fraud litigation arena.
Prior to her work at K&W, she successfully advocated hundreds of commercial and residential insurance, personal injury, product liability, and premise liability claims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Deborah has handled numerous complex claims, including a multi-million dollar Hurricane Katrina insurance claim for the Port of New Orleans. The Port’s claim involved the production of over 10 million documents, as well as the receipt of millions of documents produced by the defendant. This monumental discovery task was assigned oversight by a Special Master and Deborah was appointed Attorney Liaison for the Port of New Orleans.
Deborah also represents state and public entities. She represents the State of Louisiana in various pharmaceutical cases regarding violations of Louisiana’s Medical Assistance Programs Integrity Laws, and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Laws, including State of Louisiana v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, et al. and State of Louisiana v. Abbott Laboratories, et al. Deborah also represents the Barbers Hill Independent School District, La Porte Independent School District, and the City of Pasadena, Texas in Hurricane Ike insurance litigation.
Deborah has represented hundreds of clients in mediation and arbitration in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Deborah is a trained mediator and is listed on the Mississippi Supreme Court Roster for Approved Mediators.
Deborah is a member of the State Bars of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. She is admitted to practice in all Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas State Courts; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District Courts of Louisiana; the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
She is also a member of numerous professional associations, and participates in seminars throughout the United States.
Activities & Honors
- Member, Louisiana Bar Association
- Member, Louisiana Association of Justice
- Member, Mississippi Bar Association
- Member, Mississippi Association of Justice
- Member, Texas Bar Association
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, American Association of Justice
- Member, Hancock County Bar Association
- Member, Sedona Conference Working Group 1
- Hancock County Chamber Leadership Alumna, 2006
- Gulf Coast Chamber Leadership Alumna, 2009
- Mississippi Non-Profit Center Excellence in Action Alumna, 2011
Publications & Presentations
- Panelist, Tenants Improvements and Betterments, Building or Personal Property? First Party Claims Conference, Providence, Rhode Island (2011).
- Panelist, What is Electronic Data Discovery (EDD) and How Do I Manage Electronic Data?, First Party Claims Conference, Providence, Rhode Island (2010).
- Panelist, E-Discovery Update, Windstorm Conference, Orlando, FL (2009).
- Panelist, Federal Rule 45 Non-Party Subpoena Production, National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) Annual Conference, Del Mar, CA (2009).
- Panelist and Author, Lagniappe: A Comparison of Laws Affecting Adjustment of Windstorm Claims in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, Windstorm Conference, Jacksonville, FL (2008).
- Panelist and Author, Ethics in Claims Adjusting, Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (MAPIA), Boston, MA (2008).
- Panelist, Hurricane Katrina Update, Windstorm Conference, Tampa, FL (2007).