Penny N. Nowell
Law Clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994-1995
Lunn, Irion, Salley, Carlisle & Gardner, September 1995 to present.
Partner/shareholder since January 2001.
The Firm has been in existence since the 1930s. Focus of practice is personal injury defense, both for insurance companies and self-insured corporations.
Personal areas of emphasis include nursing home medical malpractice defense, auto liability, products liability, employment law, civil rights litigation, and premises liability.
My nursing home practice involves facilities that are qualified health care providers under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. As a result, I have ongoing experience with the medical review panel process as well as litigation in the various state courts in Louisiana.
My employment law practice involves both ongoing day-to-day advice for various corporate clients on employment issues, representing employers who have charges filed against them by employees with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights, as well as representing clients in litigation in state and federal courts.
Married to Steven Brown.
Two children, Robert and Catherine, ages 19 and 14.
Member, First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, serving as usher
Member, Shreveport-Bossier Chi Omega Alumnae Association
Former Member, Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier
Caddo Parish Magnet High School Volunteer
Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1979 - 1982 (Graduated Valedictorian)
1982 - 1986 B.A. in Political Science, Honors College, University of Southern Mississippi, summa cum laude
Louisiana State University Law School, 1990 - 1993; J.D., 1993
Shreveport Bar Association
Military Affairs Committee
Louisiana State Bar Association
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Master Level and team leader
Krewe of Justinian, Former Float Lieutenant and Royalty Court
Louisiana State Bar Association, 1993
First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish, 1995
United States, Western District of La., 1995
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995
Supreme Court of the United States, 1995
Areas of Practice:
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Automobile Liability
- Products Liability
- Employment Law
- Civil Rights Litigation
- Premesis Liability