Jennifer A. Fiore

Jennifer A. Fiore

Jennifer A. Fiore

(225) 282-0652
(225) 282-0680

Ms. Fiore is a principal of Dunlap Fiore, LLC. Her diverse commercial litigation, surety, construction, and business practice includes representation of clients in matters involving insurance defense and coverage; suretyship; construction design, defect, delay and payment claims; bid disputes; and premises liability. Ms. Fiore counsels clients on issues regarding environmental, natural resources and coastal law, as well as related administrative, governmental, and constitutional law. Ms. Fiore has experience defending claims for workplace exposure to toxic substances most often involving asbestos exposure.

Ms. Fiore serves as a panel member for the American Arbitration Association in the areas of Commercial and Construction disputes. Ms. Fiore received her Mediation Certificate from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Mediation Intensive and serves as a mediator in a wide variety of claims.

Ms. Fiore represents insurers in first-party property and liability claims and third-party actions involving general and professional liability matters. She also has extensive insurance defense experience with particular skill in management, organization, and development of litigation strategy that results in efficient and effective defense of policyholders under all types of liability policies.

Ms. Fiore represents the State and local governments in regulatory matters, contracting and bid disputes, with experience in handling public assistance claims under the Stafford Act at every stage, including preparation and presentation to FEMA, administrative review, arbitration and federal court litigation. Ms. Fiore’s practice also includes a focus on public finance transactions for which she serves as bond counsel for the State of Louisiana and various local governmental issuers, including municipalities, and political subdivisions.

Among other acknowledgments, Ms. Fiore has been recognized by Super Lawyers, and regularly lectures on construction and surety law to industry groups and associations, such as American Bar Association TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Section, National Bond Claims Association, and the Pearlman Association.

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2013
  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 05/2002
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Bachelor of General Studies – 05/1999
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 2016-Present
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum
  • American Bar Association, Surety and Fidelity Law Committee
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Pearlman Association
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