Mickey Stephens deLaup, APLC is committed to excellent service and skilled representation for our clients, keeping in mind the economic realities of litigation.


Francine M. Giugno


Francine M. Giugno is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating,by Martindale-Hubbell and she has been a trial and insurance defense attorney for over twenty-two years.In 2010, she was selected as a CitiBusiness Leader in Law. Ms. Giugno was accepted at Tulane University Law School with a scholarship and graduated in 1996. She was a judicial extern for the Honorable Steven R. Plotkin. She also served as a law clerk to The Honorable Clarence E. McManus and The Honorable H. Charles Gaudin. After her clerkships, she practiced with well-respected law firms in the Greater New Orleans area.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Extra-Contractual Liability Defense
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Construction Litigation Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Environmental Defense
  • Transportation Defense
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Appellate Practice

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1996
  • New York, 2009


  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1989
  • Loyola University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Claim & Litigation Management Alliance
  • The Loss Executive Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association

Personal Life

Ms. Giugno resides in Metairie.  Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and she is a sports fan.