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Christine E. Sevin Fayard

Christine E. Sevin Fayard

New Orleans, Louisiana

Christine E. Sevin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Archbishop Chapelle High School, graduating cum laude in 2002. She earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, graduating magna cum laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Sevin received her Juris Doctor and her Diploma in Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2009. While attending the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, she was involved in the Public Interest Law Society and the Legal Association of Women and received Chancellor’s List Honors in Spring of 2009. Sevin also completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program.

Sevin is presently admitted to the Louisiana Bar and she is also admitted to practice law before the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the American, Louisiana State, and New Orleans Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Justice.

Prior to joining Leger & Shaw, Sevin was employed by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, the Anti Terrorism Assistance Program, James Maughan, Attorney at Law, and Moore, Walters, Thompson, Thomas, Papillion & Cullens. Sevin has experience in the following practice areas: environmental law, maritime law, toxic tort, class action, product liability, auto accident, and asbestos litigation. Sevin is currently an Associate at Leger & Shaw.

Since joining Leger & Shaw, a significant amount of Sevin’s practice has focused on oil spill litigation, including the representation of local governments harmed by the Mississippi River Oil Spill of 2008 and the representation of both local governments and private parties, including businesses and individuals, harmed by the DEEPWATER HORIZON disaster and resulting oil spill.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Chancellor's List Honors
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Chancellor's Honor Roll, 4.0 GPA, Spring 2003, Fall 2005, Spring 2006
    • Honors: Academic Excellence Award
    • Honors: Herbert Huey McElveen Scholarship 2005
    • Honors: Holt Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope Junior Board , Member, 2012
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope Junior Board, Membership Chair, 2012 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Moore, Walters, Thompson, Thomas, Papillion & Cullens, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009
  • James Maughan, Attorney at Law, Law Clerk, 2007
  • Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP), Student Worker, 2005 - 2006
  • National Center for Biomedical Research and Training-Academy for Counter Terrorist Education (NCBRT), Student Worker, 2004 - 2005


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Lambda Delta