Andrew A. Lemmon

Andrew A. Lemmon is a New Orleans born trial attorney who has practiced law in Louisiana for almost 31 years. For approximately the last 26 of those years, he has worked on many cases in the field of environmental law, toxic torts and other complex litigation, multi-district and municipal tax collection. He has also worked on numerous class actions, shareholder or securities cases, and other litigation and legislative matters.

Andrew earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Environmental Law from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1994, a Juris Doctor from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1987, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Louisiana State University in 1984. He served as an intern for the United States Department of Justice in the Environmental Enforcement Section and represented the City of New Orleans in the Agriculture Landfill litigation when the United States government sought access to the city owned property at the site.

Andrew is also a trained Mediator and licensed attorney in Washington State.

Andrew is on the Board of Directors of Reach Out America, an organization formed to assist evacuees after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; Louisiana Bayou Keeper, Inc., an affiliate of Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.; Louisiana Association for Justice; Mardi Gras Lacrosse Tournament; Public Justice Foundation; American Association of Justice; and a number of other social, civic, and charitable organizations.

He is the oldest of six children, is married to Joan Folse Lemmon, and the proud father of Stuart Thomas Lemmon, a recent graduate of Lusher and new student at the University of New Orleans.

Toxic Mass Tort/Complex Litigation

  • Served as counsel for the City of New Orleans in a dispute over the remediation of a former city landfill site in New Orleans (United States v. City of New Orleans).
  • Served as lead counsel in the remediation of underground storage tank site in LaPlace (Wallington v. Essex Insurance).
  • Served as environmental counsel for landowner on former shipyard site (Batture Fleet v. Browner).
  • Served as class counsel on the Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee in class action litigation involving explosion at Mobil Oil Refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana (Lailhengue v. Mobil Oil).
  • Served as class counsel on Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee in class action litigation involving synergistic effects from pollution from several plants operating in Chalmette, Louisiana (Ford v. Murphy Oil).
  • Served as co-counsel in class action litigation involving chemical/toxic exposure to workers at Bureau of Engraving & Printing facility in Fort Worth, Texas (Browne v. SICPA).
  • Served as class counsel on Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee in class action litigation involving explosion at Murphy Oil Refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana (Andry v. Murphy Oil).
  • Served as special associate to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in chemical litigation involving a ten ton chlorine release from Pioneer Chlor Alkali’s St. Gabriel, Louisiana plant. (Bonifay v. Pioneer Chlor-Alkali).
  • Served as lead plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of hydrogen sulfide gas from a barge at Paktank’s Westwego, Louisiana facility. (Inniss v. Paktank Corporation).
  • Served as plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial explosion of a nitrogen tetroxide tank car at a paper mill in Bogalusa, Louisiana. (Johnson v. Gaylord Chemical Corporation).
  • Served as plaintiffs’ counsel in class action litigation involving pesticide poisoning of banana workers in Latin America. (Martinez v. Dow Corporation).
  • Served as opt-out plaintiffs’ counsel in litigation involving a substantial release of ammonia in Taft, Louisiana. (Baudoin v. Koch Nitrogen Company).
  • Served as opt-out plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulfide from a tank truck in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (In Re: Hydrochem Corporation; and Lang v. DSI Transports, Inc.).
  • Served as opt-out plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of antimony pentachloride in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Brown v. AlliedSignal Corporation).
  • Served as opt-out plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigations involving two releases of ammonia and EDC in Geismar, Louisiana. (Scott v. Borden Chemicals).
  • Served as class plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of pyrolysis gasoline from a barge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Robin v. Ingram Barge Company).
  • Serving as class plaintiffs’ counsel in litigation involving a substantial saltwater intrusion into the drinking water system in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. (Mabile v. Assumption Parish Waterworks).
  • Served as class plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of chlorine from a facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. (Hubbard v. Harcros Chemicals, Inc.).
  • Serving as lead plaintiffs’ counsel in multi-party chemical litigation involving a substantial release of ammonia from a facility in Luling, Louisiana. (Robertson v. Monsanto Company).
  • Serving as lead counsel and plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of naphtha from a facility in Taft, Louisiana. (Howard v. Union Carbide Corporation).
  • Served as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of petroleum from a facility in Norco, Louisiana. (In re: Orion Tank Fire Litigation).
  • Serving as lead counsel and plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in litigation involving a substantial release of raw sewerage into a community in Jefferson, Louisiana. (Arnoud v. Jackson’s Grease Trap, Inc.).
  • Serving as lead class plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of ammonia and melamine from a facility in Waggaman, Louisiana. (Johnson v. Cytec Industries, Inc.).
  • Served as co-lead class plaintiffs’ counsel in HMO litigation involving the delay in payment by insurers and third party administrators to doctors. (Lakeland Anesthesia v. AETNA).
  • Served as co-lead class plaintiffs’ counsel in HMO litigation involving the delay in payment by insurers and third party administrators to doctors. (Lakeland Anesthesia v. CIGNA).
  • Serving as co-class plaintiffs’ counsel in HMO litigation involving the delay in payment by insurers and third party administrators to doctors. (Lakeland Anesthesia v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield).
  • Serving as co-class plaintiffs’ counsel in HMO litigation involving the delay in payment by insurers and third party administrators to doctors. (Lakeland Anesthesia v. SMA).
  • Serving as co-class plaintiffs’ counsel in HMO litigation involving the delay in payment by insurers and third party administrators to doctors. (Lakeland Anesthesia v. United Healthcare).
  • Served as lead class plaintiffs’ counsel in chemical litigation involving a substantial release of sulfur from a facility in Gibson, Louisiana. (Singleton v. Diamond Services Corporation).
  • Serving as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in class action chemical litigation involving a substantial release of acetic anhydride from a facility in Luling, Louisiana. (Matherne v. Monsanto Company).
  • Appointed on executive committee with co-lead counsel in shareholder derivative claim in the District of New Jersey. (Staehr v. Merck and Halpert v. Merck).
  • Serving as counsel in shareholder derivative claim in the Eastern District of Louisiana. (Feyler v. U.S. Unwired).
  • Serving as counsel in shareholder derivative claim in the Eastern District of Louisiana. (Thompson v. Shaw Group)

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