Soren Gisleson

Soren E. Gisleson is a partner of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C. Mr. Gisleson attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1993. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Mr. Gisleson attended Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in May of 1999. While at Loyola Law School, Mr. Gisleson became a member of Law Review in 1998 and published his casenote, Graham v. Willis-Knighton Medical Center: The Dissipation of Statutorily Admitted Liability in Medical Malpractice, 44 LOY. L. REV. 315 (1999). Mr. Gisleson served as articles editor of the Law Review from 1998-99, soliciting and editing legal writings ranging from death penalty litigation to environmental regulation and from constitutional law to admiralty. In 1999, Mr. Gisleson was also named to the National Law School Dean’s List.

Immediately upon graduation, Mr. Gisleson clerked for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

In the Fall of 2000, Mr. Gisleson became an associate with Herman, Herman & Katz. Mr. Gisleson handled a variety of cases including personal injury and criminal pro bono cases. In 2005, Mr. Gisleson helped lead the efforts in first party insurance cases on behalf of homeowners and businesses and had undertaken a special appointment by the State of Louisiana to prosecute an antitrust case against the insurance industry for their claims handling practices after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Mr. Gisleson also represented the New Orleans City Council in civil litigation involving utility, zoning and other regulatory matters.

From 2010 to present, Mr. Gisleson assisted Stephen Herman, co-lead counsel in the BP MDL Litigation, as second chair in the prosecution of this action which was one of the largest, most complex cases in the history of American jurisprudence by taking depositions, drafting pleadings and appeals, preparing experts and furthering settlement efforts.  He is currently fighting for survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy members, as well as those with civil rights claims against various criminal justice institutions like the police, prisons and cities.


  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D. 1999
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., Philosophy, 1993


  • Louisiana
  • U.S.D.C. for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Supreme Court


  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-2023)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2017-2023)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2022
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers (2021)
  • National Law School Dean’s List (1999)
  • Articles Editor of Loyola Law School Law Review (1998-1999)
  • Member of Loyola Law School Law Review (1997-1998)


  • Graham v. Willis-Knighton Medical Center: The Dissipation of Statutorily Admitted Liability in Medical Malpractice, 44 LOY. L. REV. 315 (1999)
  • “When Disaster Strikes, Know the Drill,” Trial Magazine (June 2013)
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Electrocutions
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Offshore Maritime
  • Contamination
  • Wrongful Death
  • 18 Wheeler Trucking
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • BP Oil Spill Litigation
  • Property Insurance/Damage
  • ERISA Litigation
  • HMO Managed Care Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice