Gregory Pius DiLeo
- Personal Injury 80%
- Insurance Litigation and Bad Faith Insurance Practices 10%
- Premises Liability 2%
- Class Actions 5%
- Environmental and Toxic Torts 3%
Self Employed, Managing Partner/Attorney - 1980 - Present
The focus of the firm's practice is, has always been and always will be one area of practice: personal injury claims and litigation. Mr. DiLeo prides himself in focusing on getting the most compensation he can for his clients, the victims of negligence, corporate negligence and insurance abuse. Through an intensely personalized approach to representing his clients, Mr. DiLeo makes it his goal to understand each of his client's needs as they go through the daunting personal injury claim and litigation process. He knows that the practice of law cannot be applied as a cookie cutter approach in a live courtroom setting. He knows that every case is different, and every client has his/her own individual needs and priorities. He knows that making a personal injury claim can be a frightening and unfamiliar process for people, especially those who are suffering from physical and mental injuries, loss of employment opportunities and the loss of an independent lifestyle.
Mr. DiLeo specializes in all aspects of personal injury litigation, from wrongful death claims and crippling, debilitating injuries to temporary but still limiting sprains/strains from an accident. His expertise has garnered him a reputation for being a remarkable advocate in court for his clients, as can be shown by his case results, and his detailed and methodical trial preparation has earned him the respect of judges throughout the state.
Through his innovative "Your Legal Minute" and "Your Legal Thirty" advertising campaigns, Mr. DiLeo leads the pack in professional legal advertising standards. His ads set him apart from the "slogan" attorneys that litter the airways and highways. His ads are renowned as public service announcements, providing non-lawyers with helpful tips for understanding the complexities of the claim process and personal injury litigation. Mr. DiLeo presents these ads for the benefit of the community he serves. His Legal Minutes and Legal Thirties can be seen on this website.
Mr. DiLeo, since his admission to practice in 1980, has engaged in civil litigation, has tried several jury trials, bench trials in personal injury cases, and has obtained the reversal and/or affirmation of cases involving the expansion of personal injury damages before the state appellate courts (Broome v. Gauthier, ((La. App., 4th Cir. 11/10/83) 443 So.2d 1127, (successfully extending mental anguish damages to uninjured victims, owners of property damages, who are present to see and experience the destruction of their property); and State Supreme Court (Jones v. Thomas, ((La. 1983)) 426 So.2d 609, holding that workmen’s compensation tort immunity does not extend to and exclude all intentional acts).
Mr. DiLeo's involvement in class action and mass joinder cases has provided him with expertise in case management, fact and expert discovery, steering committee administration, the proof of claim process, class action/mass joinder trials, and the role, mechanism and operation of Plaintiff Steering Committees.
Mr. Di Leo maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com).
- Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- J.D. - 1980
- Honors: Moot Court Board Advisor
- Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- B.A. - 1977
- Major: English/Creative Writing
- Louisiana, 1980
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1980
- Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2022
- Chalona et. al. vs. Louisiana Property Insurance Company
- Orrill, et. al. v. AIG, Inc., et. al.
- Broome v. Gauthier , 1984, Louisiana Supreme Court, 445 So.2d 449
- Duplessis v. Turner and Metro Disposal, Duplessis v. Turner, Metro Disposal, Inc., Scottsdale Insurance Company and First Mercury Ins. Co., 2018, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana, NO. 2018-CA-1081
- Tillman v. Schneider National , SCOTT W. TILLMAN v. LAWRENCE P. JOSEPH, SCHNEIDER NATIONAL CARRIERS, INC., LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, SCHNEIDER NATIONAL BULK CARRIERS, INC. AND SCHNEIDER NATIONAL, INC., 2017, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana, Case No: 17-CA-94
- Stephenson v. Hotard, Obadiah Stephenson, Jr. v. Bryce W. Hotard, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. and Travelers Ins. Co. of America, 2019, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, NO. 2016-2900
- AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell
- Selected to Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA
Classes & Seminars
- "Effective Mediation Techniques and Presentations", Mediation & Professional Services, Inc., 2008
- "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims", National Business Institute, 2011
- "Jury Trial Complexities", National Business Institute, 2019
- "Jury Trial Complexities" 2021, Louisiana Association for Justice
- "Jury Trial Complexities" 2022, The Advocate
- St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Pius X Conference President, 1999
- Ozanam Inn, Board of Directors, Vice-President, 1999
- St. Vincent de Paul Ministry for the Poor, St. Pius X Church, 1991 to 2017
- Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1996
Fraternities or Sororities
- Delta Theta Phi
- Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ), Board of Governors, 1981
- American Bar Association, Member, 1981
- Louisiana Bar Association, 1980
- American Association for Justice, 1981
- Federal Bar Association, 1981
- New Orleans Bar Association
- Jefferson Bar Association
Current Employment Position
- Managing Partner, 1980