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Chris A. D'Amour

Partner
Litigation

Chris D’Amour joined Adams and Reese in 1999. He is a litigator and he practices primarily in the areas of casualty, insurance defense and coverage, products liability, class action defense, commercial litigation cases, construction litigation and worker’s compensation. He has taken more than 100 depositions, participated in more than 50 mediations and numerous judge and jury trials — including a multi-million dollar jury trial for which he served as lead counsel.

Some of his representative clients include RCA Insurance Company, Certain Underwriters at Lloyds London and Auto Owners Insurance Company. His pursuit of work in this arena has supported firm growth. Chris speaks frequently to the insurance industry on various legal topics. 

His other significant contributions include:

  • Leading a small team of minority attorneys to develop business, create diversity intra-firm and recruit other minority attorneys. Chris has also mentored other younger associates in litigation cases.
  • Receiving “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” after his first year as an associate. He also received a “Distinguished Pro Bono” award from the City of New Orleans and was the first law student to receive the “Spirit of St. Ignatius Award” for recognition of his community involvement.

In the community, Chris serves as the Board Chair of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. He formerly served as the Board President of The Priestly Charter School for Architecture Reconstruction and on the Boys Hope/Girls Hope Board of Directors. He founded When The Bell Rings, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving New Orleans public schools.

In his free time, Chris focuses on his family, community service and pro bono work and ideas for firm growth.

Presentations

  • Responding to Catastrophic Losses: Public Adjusters and the Appraisal Process
  • The Effects of Hurricane Katrina Litigation on Claims Handling
  • Coverage Issues and Chinese Drywall
  • Avoiding Waiver and Estoppel When Handling Insurance Claims