Ms. Lagasse is one of our four founding partners and oversees the Professional Liability and Tort Liability practice groups in the firm.
Ms. Lagasse’s professional liability practice focuses on the defense of architects and engineers in construction defect and delay claims. She spends a significant part of her practice providing advice to her clients of their contractual obligations, such as insurance, indemnity, defense, and other liability issues. The balance of her professional liability practice includes the representation of real estate professionals, accountants, inspectors, pharmacists, health care providers, and insurance agents.
Ms. Lagasse’s tort liability practice covers the entire spectrum of personal injury litigation, ranging from wrongful death cases to premises liability matters to catastrophic losses (including burn, electrical shock, quadriplegic, paraplegic, and traumatic brain injury cases). Ms. Lagasse also spends a considerable part of her practice advising building owner and management companies on indoor air quality claims, risk management, avoidance of litigation, and the development of operation and maintenance plans.
Prior to founding Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead in 2007, Ms. Lagasse was a partner at a national law firm.
Outside of her law practice, Ms. Lagasse enjoys yoga, travel, baking, and spending time with her husband and identical twin teenage boys.
The following is a selection of presentations given by Ms. Lagasse to various insurance clients and industry groups (including CLM, PLUS, West Coast Casualty, and PLDF) over the past few years: