Kristin is the founding attorney of Lausten & Co., LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. I represent domestic and foreign insurers in matters pertaining to insurance, commercial, complex, maritime and environmental defense.
For years, I have provided comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from individuals and business owners to Fortune 500 companies throughout Louisiana and Arkansas. I have prior “big law” experience and pride myself on providing one-on-one service to all clients with the in-depth experience and resources that a large firm can offer with the streamlined handling and personal attention I can provide in a boutique firm setting.
I am passionate about my work and enjoy spending the day in court or taking multi-day depositions. Keeping clients informed, guiding them through the litigation process, structuring business transactions and obtaining results is important to me. Success is not defined as a zero-jury verdict for a corporate client. Although such an outcome is certainly successful, I define success as client satisfaction, providing honest advice and analysis of the claim, and obtaining the best results based upon the law and the facts of the case. With this mindset, a case appropriate resolution strategy may be implemented from the outset, with the client’s needs in mind.
I am an aggressive attorney that places my clients interest first. However, just being “aggressive” is not enough. I care about my clients, their cases and obtaining the best possible outcome based upon the law and the facts of each individual case. Too often, attorneys implement the same procedures for evaluating issues and defending cases without taking into consideration the unique characteristics of each case. Although the “answer-discovery-settle” protocol is appropriate for some cases, I prefer to approach each case with a “trial-ready” mentality.
Aggressive preparation from the outset assures that a litigation strategy is formulated based upon strong legal theories and attainable goals. Aggressive discovery from the outset also results in proper trial preparation and a tactical advantage. With an aggressive approach, and in conjunction with the client, I am able to develop legal and/or investigative strategies that might otherwise be missed. This “trial ready” strategy often results in the discovery of critical evidence the other side failed to disclose and successful outcomes whether through reduced settlement or dismissal of claims.
More importantly, I strive to provide high quality work product tailored to each case and desired outcome at a reasonable cost. I do not waste time or money drafting documents no one reads, will not bill for work never performed and do not play games with the court or opposing counsel for the singular purpose of increasing costs.