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Jessica R. Derenbecker

Jessica Derenbecker’s practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, public bid disputes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, and construction and commercial arbitration. Jessica enjoys being an advocate for clients in all areas of construction litigation.  Jessica is partner in the firm.

While at Tulane Law School, Jessica was a managing editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, served as a board member of Tulane Moot Court and was a member of the Tulane Inn of Court. She received a civil law certificate.  Jessica is a graduate of the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum and enjoys giving back to her community.


  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana


  • Tulane University Law School (J.D.)
  • Louisiana State University (B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Political Science)


  • Louisiana Surety Association (Legal Affairs Officer)
  • Louisiana Association of General Contractors Future Leaders Council
  • DRI Fidelity and Surety Group
  • DRI Construction Litigation Group
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Junior League of New Orleans


  • Navigating Louisiana Construction Law From Claim to Judgement, New Orleans Bar Association (Nov 2018)
  • Construction Contracts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (Jul 2018)
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute (May 2017)
  • Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, National Business Institute (Dec 2016)
  • 10 Things Every Construction Professional Needs to Know, Legally Speaking (Mar 2016)
  • Construction Law: What Do You Do When…?, National Business Institute (Dec 2015)
  • Construction Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute (Jun, Dec 2014)
  • Construction Lien Law in Louisiana, Lorman, New Orleans (Aug 2014)
  • Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana, Lorman, New Orleans (Jun 2014)
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues, Lorman, Baton Rouge (Jun 2014)