Patrick E. Costello is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and has lived in New Orleans since his graduation from law school in 1999. Mr. Costello brings a wide range of practice areas and experience to the firm, including significant experience in the areas of insurance defense, corporate litigation and transactional matters. Patrick has first-chair experience in the defense of toxic tort matters, including more than a decade defending an employer in dozens of mesothelioma and lung cancer matters borne out of asbestos exposures from decades before. Likewise, he has first-chair experience in defending personal injury claims, construction defect disputes, property damage and many other types of casualty losses, including death claims.
Mr. Costello is also an experienced corporate litigator and counselor to businesses and companies of all types and sizes across the country. He has established dozens of Limited Liability Companies in many states and in so doing, has substantial experience in resolving all types of complicated contractual, labor and employment and corporate wind-down matters. Patrick’s transactional experience includes a multitude of asset sales and purchases, stock transactions and drafting contractual arrangements between companies and individuals of all sizes and sophistications. He is also an experienced business advisor, having served as trusted counsel to numerous companies in the fields of healthcare, real estate and the blue and brown water maritime industries.
Patrick has been named a SuperLawyer “Rising Star” and he was named by New Orleans Magazine as one of its Top Lawyers in the field of Healthcare Law. His peers have selected him to hold an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics.
Through his many volunteer efforts, Patrick is sincerely devoted to improving the community around him. He has worked and assumed leadership positions on a multitude of school, neighborhood and social Boards throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Patrick’s interests include playing tennis with his son, golf with his daughter and traveling with his wife and two children. He resides in Old Metairie with his family.
• Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
• United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
• B.S., University of Kentucky, 1996
• J.D., Loyola University New Orleans, 1999