Nancy Brehm Gilbert

701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

M 225 383 3796

F 225 343 9612

Nancy Gilbert’s strength as a lawyer is in her analysis of legal issues, her review of claims files to assess compliance with statutory requirements and policy provisions, her comprehensive reports to her clients, and her compelling legal briefs.  Her peers across the Louisiana bench and bar know Nancy's timely, precisely organized and creative way of discerning key issues, translating complex and arcane facts and law into concise, strategically cogent and persuasive arguments.  
She began as a paralegal with Keogh Cox 30-plus years ago, then earned her law degree with honors and briefly came back to the firm as a litigator.  Nancy left to serve as a staff attorney with the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, where she further honed her tactical experience with a wide range of complex issues and cases.  She returned to the firm to serve as the drafter of complicated trial and appellate briefs, writ applications and internal firm manuals on current Louisiana case law.  Nancy also became a writing mentor to the firm's younger lawyers.      
Nancy is most experienced with high-stakes, insurance-related representations.  Many of these involve toxic tort claims, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and significant loss and damage.  She provides comprehensive analysis of legal and coverage issues and a detailed assessment of the claims file and underwriting materials, offering clients a candid assessment of whether the file handling meets the standards outlined by the legislature and the courts.  Her assessments, analyses and recommendations regularly help determine the best method for avoiding litigation, resolving a claim or getting the best possible result when disputes end up in the courtroom.
Additional practices:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts

Representative Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Community Involvement

  • Board Officer and Member, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (2009-2013)
  • Board Officer, Chris’ Wish Foundation (2014)
  • Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Board President (2013-2014); Board member (2010-2014)


  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1994
    – Order of the Coif  (class rank:  7th in class)
    – Louisiana Law Review, Candidate (1992-1993)
  • B.A., Earlham College
    – Graduated with honors
    – Major: Anthropology-Archaeology


  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1994
  • Louisiana, 1994

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