Stephen Dale Cronin

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Stephen Dale Cronin

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Stephen Dale Cronin is a 2001 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Louisiana State University) and has been practicing in Louisiana since being admitted to the Bar that same year.  His focus of practice is civil litigation – primarily insurance defense (including coverage and extra-contractual [“bad faith”]) – as well as appellate advocacy, workers’ compensation and personal injury defense.  He is admitted to all state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 2013.

In addition to his practice, Dale has previously taught Advanced Appellate Advocacy at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center as an Adjunct Professor, as well as seminars on Insurance Law for the National Business Institute.  Also, he holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Delaware and received his undergraduate degree (also in History) from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He is a 1986 graduate of Catholic High School.

 

EDUCATION:

 Louisiana State University – Paul M. Hebert Law Center – Juris Doctorate (2001)

  • Winner, Robert L. Tullis Moot Court Competition, 2001
  • Member, Moot Court Board, 2000-2001
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade in class): Federal Courts, U.S. Constitutional History; Commercial Paper; Insurance; Appellate Advocacy; The Legal Profession; Criminal Law.

University of Delaware, Newark, DE – Master of Arts – History (1992)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – Bachelor of Arts – History (1990)

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Louisiana – October 2001

United States District Court (Western, Middle, Eastern Districts) – November 2001

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – November 2001

Supreme Court of the United States – February 2015

 

PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

Price v. GEICO General Ins. Co., 2013-2216 (La.App. 1 Cir. 9/19/14), 155 So.3d 1.

Ledet v. Campo, 2012-1193 (La.App. 3 Cir. 3/6/13), 128 So.3d 1034.

Colony Ins. Co. v. NJC Enterprises, 927 F.Supp.2d 319 (M.D.La. 2013).

 Southern Ins. Co. v. Metal Depot, 2010-1899 (La.App. 1 Cir. 6/10/11), 70 So.3d 922, rehearing denied, writ denied, 2011-1763 (La. 10/14/11), 74 So.3d 215.

 Joseph v. Ratcliff, 2010-1342 (La.App. 1 Cir. 3/25/11), 63 So.3d 220.

 Carrier v. City of Amite, 2010-0007 (La. 10/19/10), 50 So.3d 1247.

 Augustine v. SAFECO Nat. Ins. Co., 2008-1515 (La.App. 3 Cir. 6/10/09), 18 So.3d 761.

 Darby v. Sentry Ins. Auto. Mut. Co., 2007-0407 (La.App. 1 Cir. 3/23/07), 960 So.2d 226, writ denied, 2007-0638 (La. 3/28/07), 953 So.2d 59.

 MB Industries, LLC v. CNA Ins. Co., 2006-1084 (La.App. 1 Cir. 3/23/07), 960 So.2d 144, rehearing denied, writ denied, 2007-1186 (La. 9/21/07), 964 So.2d 335, writ denied, 2007-1191 (La. 9/21/07), 964 So.2d 337, writ denied, 2007-1217 (La. 9/21/07), 964 So.2d 340.

Abraham v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 465 F.3d 609 (5th Cir. (La.) 2006).

 Satterthwaite v. Byais, 2005-0010 (La.App. 1 Cir. 7/26/06), 943 So.2d 390.

Badeaux v. Southwest Computer Bureau, Inc., 2005-0612 (La. 3/17/06), 929 So.2d 1211, rehearing denied.

 Davenport v. Prudential Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 2003-2593 (La.App. 1 Cir. 10/29/04), 897 So.2d 98, writ denied, 2004-2900 (La. 2/4/05), 893 So.2d 882.

Malbreaugh v. CNA Ins. Co., 2003-2088 (La.App. 1 Cir. 9/17/04), 887 So.2d 494, writ denied, 2004-2568 (La. 12/17/04), 888 So.2d 871.

 Hebert v. Hill, 37,208 (La.App. 2 Cir. 5/14/03), 855 So.2d 768, on rehearing.

 Williams v. Harris, 2002-1615 (La.App. 1 Cir. 5/9/03), 848 So.2d 26, rehearing denied, writ denied, 2003-2225 (La. 11/14/03), 858 So.2d 435, writ denied, 2003-2252 (La. 11/14/03), 858 So.2d 437.

Kinchen v. Lewis, 2002-2198 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2/3/03), 844 So.2d 36, writ denied, 2003-0648 (La. 5/2/03), 842 So.2d 1106, writ denied, 2003-0674 (La. 5/2/03), 842 So.2d 1108.

Graves v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 2001-1243 (La.App. 3 Cir. 6/26/02), 821 So.2d 769, rehearing denied, writ denied, 2002-2320 (La. 11/15/02), 829 So.2d 435.

Louisiana Farm Bureau Cas. Ins. Co. v. Michelin Tire Corp., 207 F.Supp.2d 524 (M.D.La. 2002).

 

SIGNIFICANT UNPUBLISHED DECISIONS:

 Ioppolo v. Rumana, 581 Fed.Appx. 321 (5th Cir. (La.) 2014).

 Kerr v. State Farm, 511 Fed.Appx. 306 (5th Cir. (La.) 2013).

 Ioppolo v. Rumana, 2012 WL 4960385 (M.D.La. 2012).

 McGuire v. Kelly, 2010-0562 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1/30/12), 2012 WL 602366, rehearing denied.

 Bourgeois v. Meyer, 2009-0791 (La.App. 1 Cir. 10/23/09), 2009 WL 3453761.

 Cain v. Altec Industries, Inc., 236 Fed.Appx. 965 (5th Cir. (La.) 2007).