Quick Facts

  • Handled over 20 appeals and writ applications

  • Adjunct Professor of Advocacy, Loyola University New Orleans

  • Tried 3 civil jury trials and 4 civil bench trials to verdict

  • Organized and managed compliance for 3 PACs since 2020 election cycle

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans, 2011

  • Published on First Amendment Law

  • Member, Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

  • Member, Louisiana State Bar House of Delegates

  • Member, LGBTQ Victory Fund Campaign Board

  • Languages: English, French

Admitted Jurisdictions

  • Louisiana state courts

  • Louisiana federal courts

  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Evan J. Bergeron

Founding Partner
Practice areas: civil appeals, election law and campaign finance, business litigation, First Amendment and media law, civil rights, personal injury, and general civil litigation

About Evan

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Evan is a firm believer that if something is going to be done, it has to be done right. He knows that his clients demand and deserve nothing less. That is why Evan approaches every task with a 360˚ focus, determining the best strategy forward and anticipating the response to always stay two steps ahead. Evan brings nearly ten years of litigation experience to the table, having previously handled cases in the areas of insurance defense, property damage, general civil litigation, commercial and contract litigation, premises liability, insurance coverage, construction defects, maritime, freight damage, warranty and Lemon Law, and defamation. Throughout his career, Evan has tried three jury trials and four bench trials to verdict, handled over twenty appeals and writ applications, taken more than 50 depositions, and argued more than 75 motions in court.

Outside the office, Evan is an Adjunct Professor of Advocacy at the Loyola New Orleans College of Law, where he teaches oral, written, and trial advocacy to students participating in moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Evan has coached Loyola's National First Amendment Moot Court Team for over a decade, accumulating several quarterfinal and semifinal finishes. He also represents Orleans Parish in the Louisiana State Bar House of Delegates and sits on the State Bar's legislation committee. Evan was also appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to a seat on the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, where he serves as Chair of the Rules and Legislation Review Committees and where he recently completed an overhaul of the Board's procedural rules for administrative discipline. 

Civic engagement is also important to Evan. In 2019, he ran unsuccessfully for the Louisiana House of Representatives, seeking to be the first openly gay member of the Louisiana Legislature. Since then, Evan has worked to elect openly LGBTQ+ candidates to public offices across the country through his participation on the LGBTQ Victory Fund Campaign Board. In the 2020 election cycle, Evan was hired to establish and advise two political action committees, one of which contributed to the resounding defeat of a statewide constitutional amendment. On the policy side, Evan is an alumnus of the Louisiana State Senate staff, previously working as an aide for the late Senator D.A. "Butch" Gautreaux of Morgan City for seven years. He is an expert in Louisiana legislative procedure and regularly advises legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders on policy and procedure in the Louisiana Legislature. Evan is also a former Louisiana chapter director of New Leaders Council, a nonprofit that identifies and trains young professionals in public service, entrepreneurship, advocacy, and other fundamentals of leadership.

Evan lives in New Orleans with his rescue terrier mix Marshall. He is originally from Pierre Part, Louisiana. He enjoys theatre, tennis, cooking, and watching Netflix on his sofa. Evan is fluent in written and spoken French.