James 'Jimmy' Edward Courtenay

111 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 810, Metairie, LA 70005 United States

Founding Attorney

James “Jimmy” Courtenay is a founding partner of JJC Law LLC, where he specializes in transportation litigation (18 wheeler, auto, rideshare), maritime, general personal injury and insurance litigation. Jimmy spent his first 7+ years of practice defending insurance companies, trucking companies and corporations in personal injury litigation while also handling insurance coverage issues and disputes. Since March of 2016, 98% of Jimmy's practice involves Plaintiff litigation, including personal injury, insurance disputes, and commercial litigation. Jimmy has successfully handled cases through trial and appeal, argued countless motions before both State and Federal Judges, and is often retained by other attorneys to assist them in litigation matters.

Jimmy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up playing sports at Lakeview Playground. He attended St. Pius X, Christian Brothers School, and Jesuit High School. He then attended the University of Mississippi and played football for Ole Miss during the 1999 season. Following spring practice, he advised then head coach David Cutcliffe that he would be transferring to Louisiana State University to continue playing football. At LSU, he joined the incoming freshman class for “freshman” two-a-days to start his tenure at LSU. He played center and guard for LSU through the 2003 National Championship season under head coach Nick Saban.

After football, Jimmy completed his Masters Degree in Public Administration then attended law school at Southern University Law Center where he held several leadership positions in two of the largest student organizations within the Law Center.

Outside of the office, Jimmy enjoys playing basketball several times a week and, depending on the season, coaching one or more of his four daughters. Since 2016, Jimmy has coached with the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club, Lakeview Playground, and recently Lakeshore Playground. Jimmy is currently President of the Advisory School Board at St. Pius X School and Treasurer of the Louisiana Hibernian Charity.


·        Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Science, Accounting)

·        Louisiana State University (Masters in Public Administration)

·        Southern University Law Center (Juris Doctorate)


·        State of Louisiana

·        State of Tennessee

·        US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

·        US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

·        US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

·        US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

·        US Federal Claims Court


·        New Orleans Bar Association

·        Jefferson Parish Bar Association

·        Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter

·        American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section

·        Louisiana Association of Justice

·        American Association of Justice

·        LSU “L” Club

·        Mariners Club of New Orleans (2014-2016)

·        Transportation Lawyers Association (2015/2016)

·        Trucking Industry Defense Association “TIDA” (2014-2016)

·        Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (2013-2016)

·        Level 1 and 2 (of 3) Complete – Claims College, School of Transportation


·        Treasurer, Louisiana Hibernian Charity (2021-present)

·        Ad-Hoc Professor, Tulane Law School Trial Advocacy Program (2022-2023)

·        Super Lawyers “Personal Injury General: Plaintiff” (2022-2023)

·        The National Trial Lawyers TOP 100 (2020 – 2023)

·        The National Trial Lawyers TOP 10 TRUCKING (2020 – 2023)

·        AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell (peer reviewed: 2014-2023)

·        The National Trial Lawyers TOP 40 UNDER 40 (2020 – 2021)

·        Super Lawyers RISING STARS (2015-2021)

·        Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division District One Representative (2013/2014 & 2018/2019)

·        Treasurer, New Orleans Rugby Football Club (2009-2011)

·        New Orleans Rugby Football Club, Men’s Division III National Championship (2011)

·        LSU Football National Championship (2003)


  • “Things Civil Lawyers Wish They Knew About Criminal & Traffic Court,” New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators’ Program, New Orleans, LA, December 28, 2023
  • “Insurance Advocacy,” Louisiana State Bar Association Access to Justice Program, Justice Fridays “On the Road” Hybrid Training Series, New Orleans, LA, June 10, 2022
  • “Practicing with Professionalism During COVID”, New Orleans Bar Association, Procrastinators’ Program, December 15, 2021
  • “Insurance Claims and Denials after Hurricane Ida,” Louisiana State Bar Association, Hurricane Ida: Disaster Response Trainings, New Orleans, LA, September 22, 2021
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