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Christopher R. Handy - Attorney

Christopher R. Handy

Associate

New Orleans


About Christopher

Chris is an associate in Bradley Murchison’s New Orleans office. He assists clients in the areas of medical malpractice, toxic torts, railroad matters, and federal court litigation.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as law clerk to the Hon. Michael Juneau of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. There, he worked on a variety of matters related to federal law, federal procedure, and Louisiana state law. Subsequently, Chris served at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as law clerk to the Hon. Eugene Davis in New Orleans. There, he gained experience on complex and often novel matters of federal law, federal procedure, and legal matters of national importance. During his time at the federal courts, Chris has given lectures at LSU and Tulane’s law schools on issues of federal law and state law.

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center:

Order of the Coif

Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review

Vinson & Elkins Award – Best overall law review student comment

Henri Capitant Award – Best civil or comparative law comment

Lee Hargrave Award – Outstanding service to the Louisiana Law Review

 

Louisiana State University

College Honors

LSU Discover Scholar Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

 

Louisiana State Law Institute

Junior Member

Publications

“Overruling Louisiana: Horizontal Stare Decisis and the Concept of Precedent” 

82 Louisiana Law Review (forthcoming).

 

“A Civil Law State in a Common Law Nation, a Civil Law Nation with a Common Law Touch: Judicial Review and Precedent in Louisiana and Argentina”

95 Tulane Law Review 445 (2021).

 

“No Act of God Necessary: Expanding Beyond Louisiana’s Force Majeure Doctrine to Imprévision”

79 Louisiana Law Review 241 (2019).

 

“Filling the Lacuna with Water: HB 391 and Louisiana’s Problem with Public Access to Water”

New Orleans Bar Association Property Law Committee Article (2018).

Practice Areas
Industries
Education

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctor; Doctor of Civil Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2019.

Louisiana State University, BAMC, Mass Communication, minor Biological Sciences, cum laude, College Honors 2016.

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar

Courts

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association