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Stefini W. Salles

Special Counsel

Stefini W. Salles is a member of the Litigation Practice Group in our New Orleans office. A litigator for nearly 20 years, Stefini works closely with her clients to tailor litigation strategies and tactics to meet their goals. She primarily represents and advises corporations in the areas of insurance defense, debt collection, commercial litigation, construction law, restrictive covenant enforcement and general casualty matters. Stefini has also handled successions, family law and personal injury matters.

Among her representative experience and accomplishments, Stefini:

  • Has years of experience in the courtroom, including conducting direct examination and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses; extensive trial preparation in breach of contract, restrictive covenant dispute, general casualty, products liability, and nursing home litigation; and arbitration of nursing home and construction matters.
  • Has represented numerous national insurance companies, locally owned and operated businesses, nursing homes, telecommunications companies, and a national conduit manufacturer.
  • Previously served as a Torts instructor for the University of New Orleans, Department of Paralegal Studies.

In the community, Stefini is active in the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Covington Bar Association. She serves on the United Way St. Tammany Leadership Council and is a former member of the Slidell Civil Service Board.

Stefini earned her J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She earned her B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from LSU. While an undergraduate, she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and served as the chapter’s President. She was also selected into numerous leadership and academic honors societies including Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, and Phi Eta Sigma.

In her spare time, Stefini enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, and following the LSU Tiger football team. Stefini is also an avid reader and two of her favorite authors are Donna Tartt and Pat Conroy. Their unique use of language is what Stefini admires most.