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Ernest E Svenson

Ernest E Svenson

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Franchising, Business

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About Me

Darwin observed that "it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." The legal system, long bound by tradition, now struggles to adapt to increasing societal change. Today, lawyers can use technology in novel ways to improve communication and increase efficiency in gathering information. We need to be more adept at handling digital information to fully represent our clients. 

Clients increasingly need lawyers who look at things in fresh ways, who seek hidden advantages, and who properly assess risk instead of reflexively avoiding it. "Zealous representation," to me, is less about swash-buckling and more about thoughtfulness and strategic planning.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 45%
    26 years, 150 cases
  2. Franchising: 40%
    21 years, 75 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    21 years



Hourly ($220-250/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ronald W. Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ronald Nelson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Michael John Tonsing

    I endorse this lawyer. I have admired Ernie's clarity of thinking and the quality of his writing from afar for many years due to his tremendous commitment to the betterment of the legal profession. I would not hesitate to refer any client of mine to him were they to need services in his fields of specialization in his geographic area.


    Michael Tonsing Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Svenson Law Firm

6071 Laurel St.
New Orleans, LA, 70118


LAEligible to practice law198505/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Gisevius Distinguished Alumni AwardLoyola University School of Law Moot Court1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySvenson Law Firm2006 - Present
LawyerGordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan1987 - 2006
Law ClerkHonorable Adrian G. Duplantier1985 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Thomas More-Loyola Law School American Inn of CourtBoard of Directors2001 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Planet Beach v. RicheyGranting our motion to compel arbitration
Wolfe Law Group, L.L.C., et al. v. Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary BoardLouisiana Ad Rule 7.6 Unconstitutional

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Publication NameTitleDate
Covenants Against Competition in Franchise AgreementsLouisiana law chapter2002
Fifth Circuit ReporterCan a Preliminary Injunction be granted on basis of affidavits alone?1993
Litigation News (ABA)Various articles1992
Litigation News (ABA)Various articles1991
Litigation News (ABA)Various articles1990

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawCommon LawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Tulane UniversityPhilosophyB.A.1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Loyola Law School SeminarElectronic Discovery for Solo & Small Firms2009
Louisiana State Bar Ass'n SeminarRequesting Electronic Discovery; Forensics and E-Discovery Vendors Managing the Rule 26(f) Conference2009
LADB SeminarUsing Technology to Improve Cross-Examination2009
Baton Rouge Bar ExpoThe Road to a Paperless Office2009
Solo & Small Firm ConferenceDeveloping a paperless law practice2008
New Hampshire Assn of Criminal Defense AttorneysGathering & working with digital information2008
ARMA annual seminarManaging electronic records2008
Ethics & Professionalism for LawyersE-Discovery law2007
Boise Bar AssociationDisaster recovery for lawyers2006
ABA TechShowTechnology tips for lawyers2005
ABA TechShowInternet tips for lawyers2004