Celeste Coco-Ewing is a seasoned litigator and has defended several large manufacturers in multi-week trials in state and federal courts across the country. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on product liability and toxic tort cases. She has represented clients across various industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, insurance, and consumer products. Her trial work contributed to eight defense verdicts in jury trials in federal multidistrict litigation and state court consolidated proceedings.
Celeste has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top commercial litigator, by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year – New Orleans, for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action Louisiana, by Law360 as a Legal Lion, by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer, and by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star and as one of the top 250 women in litigation.
The Louisiana Supreme Court appointed Celeste to serve on the Committee on Bar Admissions and as the Director of the Character and Fitness Panel. She also serves as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy and Civil Litigation “Boot Camp” at Tulane Law School.
- J.D., summa cum laude, Tulane University
- B.A., Tulane University
Professional Memberships and Activities
Committee on Bar Admissions, Louisiana
Director of the Character and Fitness Panel, Louisiana
Adjunct Professor, Tulane Law School
Litigation Counsel of America
International Association of Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Chapter of the International Women’s Forum
Awards and Rankings
Ranked by Chambers USA – Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation
Top 250 Women in Litigation, Benchmark Litigation
Named The Best Lawyers in America – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action
Lawyer of the Year – New Orleans, The Best Lawyers in America
Legal Lion, Law360
Top Lawyer, New Orleans Magazine