Ernest Svenson

Ernest Svenson was born in New Orleans, but spent four years attending high school in the Republic of Panama. He returned to New Orleans in 1977 to attend Tulane University, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy in 1980. He entered Loyola Law School in 1982, and was graduated cum laude. He was a teaching assistant for several professors, a member of the National Moot Court team, a member of the Law Review editorial board, as well as participant in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. After graduation, Ernest spent two years clerking for the Honorable Adrian G. Duplantier in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he learned the intricacies of federal procedure. He also learned the proper method of preparing blackened redfish.
Over the years, Ernest has been involved in a number of bar activities as well as law alumni matters. From 1990 to 1994 he was on the editorial board of the ABA Section of Litigation's publication entitled "Litigation News." He has been an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School and participated with the school's moot court program. In 1998 he was recipient of the Loyola Moot Court Distinguished Alumni Award. In 1999, he became president of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.
Since entering the practice of law in 1987 Ernest has been involved in a wide variety of commercial litigation. He has handled disputes involving securities, banking, and insurance related matters in both state and federal court, although his practice has mostly been concentrated in federal court. Lately, his practice has been focused on franchise litigation, intellectual property matters and products liability cases. He is a member of all o f the federal district courts in Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He speaks and writes fluent Spanish, and spends far too much time with his weblog.