Christine S. Fayard
Christine Sevin Fayard 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. While attending LSU, she worked for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program and was a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award, the Herbert Huey McElveen Scholarship, and the Holt Foundation Scholarship. While at LSU, she became a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Fayard 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 law school, she clerked for James Maughan, Attorney and Law, and Moore, Walters, Thompson, Thomas, Papillion & Cullens. She received Chancellor’s List Honors, completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program, and was a member of the Public Interest Law Society and the Legal Association of Women.
Fayard is admitted to the Louisiana Bar, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana State, and New Orleans Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Fayard has experience in a wide range of areas but mainly maritime law, environmental law, and class action litigation and claim management. A significant amount of Fayard’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 hundreds of plaintiffs, both local governments and private parties, harmed by the DEEPWATER HORIZON disaster and resulting oil spill. Fayard made significant contributions working for the common benefit of all Plaintiffs in MDL 2179 (In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010) while serving on the litigation team during depositions and the Phase 1 liability trial.
Fayard is happily married and a proud mother to a son.