James H. Daigle, Shareholder

James H. Daigle, ShareholderJames H. Daigle, Jr., is an attorney and shareholder in Jackson Law International, with an office and practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is licensed.  His law practice focuses on domestic and international civil litigation matters, which include contractual disputes, personal injury litigation, maritime law, employment discrimination, and immigration law. Mr. Daigle practiced for a number of years in the field of insurance defense, the experience of which has served him well in a wide sphere of litigation matters.

Mr. Daigle was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, his mother was a German citizen, and he spent a great part of his youth in Straubing, Niederbayern in Germany.  The strong French influence that exists in New Orleans, when coupled with his German upbringing, has given Mr. Daigle an ability to assist not only domestic clients but also international ones with a unique perspective. Having obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University Law School, well known for its European and Maritime Practice Programs.  Mr. Daigle is licensed in Louisiana and admitted before various courts of Federal jurisdiction.

Mr. Daigle’s experience practicing in the state of Louisiana has also offered him a unique perspective on the differences between the Civil Law and the Common Law, because Louisiana, due to the state’s long history as a French and Spanish colony, is the only state in the United States that relies upon private law based on the Civil Law with which Europeans are familiar.

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    J.D. (Juris Doctor)
    Conferred May, 1995
  • Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
    Tulane University Program on European Law
    1993
  • Universita di Siena, Siena, Italy
    Tulane University Program on Civil and International Law
    1993
  • Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    B.A.’s in both Political Science and German
    Conferred May, 1992

Languages

  • English and German, written and spoken fluency.

Legal Experience

  • Shareholder, Jackson Law International
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Managing Partner, Law Offices of James H. Daigle, Jr., Attorney-at-Law
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Independent Contractor/Attorney,The Immigration Relief Center
    Los Angeles, California (temporary relocation from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina)
  • Partner, Law Firm of Klein-Daigle, L.L.C.
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Associate, Law Firm of Best Koeppel, a P.L.C.
    New Orleans, Louisiana

Legal  and Non-legal Internships and Clerkships

  • Judge Morey L. Sear, 1996
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Dr. Kurt Jankowsky, 1991
    Georgetown German Department
  • A.E.I. (American Enterprise Institute), as a Research Assistant, 1990
    Examining Issues concerning the Process and Effects of German Reunification
  • Congressman Robert E. Livingston, U.S. Congressional Internship, 1989

Bar Memberships and Licenses

  • All Courts of State Jurisdiction for the State of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi)
  • United States Department of Justice, Executive Offices of Immigration Review
  • California and Louisiana (“Immigration Courts”)
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Federal Bar Association