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




Pamela Castille
Assistant to Ms. deLaup

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer -2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – General Personal Injury Defense
  • Selected by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell 2019 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Selected as one of 2015's Women Leaders in the Law- Fortune Magazine
  • Who’s Who in American Law 2012-15
  • Selected as a City Business Leader in Law for 2014
  • Selected as one of the  "Top Attorneys in Louisiana" for 2017 as published in Louisiana Life Magazine
  • Selected as a “Top Lawyer” in insurance defense litigation in New Orleans Magazine in 2009
  • Rated AV Preeminent, highest possible rating, by Martindale Hubbell by both peers and the Judiciary

Ms. Mickey Stephens deLaup is the manager of the deLaup Law Firm (Mickey S. deLaup, APLC), a firm with 7 attorneys involved in general litigation including defense of personal injury, public entity, construction and insurance defense matters.  Born in Monroe, Louisiana, she graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1978 and Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law School in 1981.  She has spent the last 38 years practicing insurance defense, public entity defense, product liability defense and coverage litigation. The firm practices throughout the state of Louisiana for several clients.

Ms. deLaup is an AV rated attorney with experience in Louisiana state and federal courts at trial and at the appellate level in insurance and civil litigation matters for various insurers, corporations and individuals.  She is a mediator and has participated in 100s of mediations as a participant and mediator.  She has handled all manner of cases including claims alleging brain injury, paralysis, defamation, construction defect, automobile and other product liability, general negligence, federal civil rights violations, etc.

She recently (2018-2019) served as President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, one of the largest defense counsel associations in the United States. She has been elected and appointed to various positions in the Louisiana State Bar including serving on the Board of Governors and in the House of Delegates.  She is a past President of the Jefferson Bar Association (2016) an organization of practicing judges and lawyers located in Jefferson Parish in the greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.

She has been an assistant examiner for both Torts and Federal Jurisprudence and Procedure and was the examiner for torts from 2009 to February 2012.

Ms. deLaup has spoken at various seminars concerning topics ranging from the defense of automobile accident and fraud cases, public entity defense, summary  judgment practice, professionalism issues, insurance coverage and litigation issues, and uninsured motorist law.

Ms. deLaup has been named to the exclusive Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Louisiana for the past several years.  She is also listed in the Martindale – Hubbell Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Women Attorneys. In addition, she has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the New Orleans area in the areas of insurance, litigation and product liability defense.  Ms. deLaup has been selected by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ 2019  as a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law. This recognition will run will run in Corporate Counsel & The American Lawyer magazines in 2019. She is listed in Who’s Who In America and was recognized as a leader in the legal profession by City Business as one of those chosen for Leadership in Law in 2014. Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area professionals for their professional and community involvement and achievements that have set the pace for the overall community.


Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Excess Insurance
  • Bad Faith
  • General Tort Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Fraud
  • General Civil Litigation, personal injury and property
  • Appellate Practice

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981, all courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, LA (J.D., 1981)
  • Dean’s List, Top 14% of Class
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA (B.A Political Science, 1978)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, (elected and appointed to numerous offices and committees including the Board of Governors).  Appointed to the Board of Governors for a three year term beginning June 2013.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, member 2010 to present
  • Young Lawyers Section Council Member 1987 to 1989
  • Jefferson Bar Association, President 2016 (having previously served as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and at large board member)
  • Member, Law Institute Committee Member regarding Expedited Jury Trials
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, President 2018 (previously served as Second Vice President- 2015; director, 2012 - 2013; Board Member 1995-1996)
  • Completed one week intensive training at the IADC Trial Academy, Boulder, Colorado, 1990
  • Judge John C. Boutall American Inn of Court (Founding Member and Executive Board Member)
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (Hearing Committee Member 2001 - 2007)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), member
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project (Board Member; Secretary, 1991; Vice Chair, 1992; Chair, 1993), volunteer from 1990 to present
  • New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (Board Member 1991-1994; Secretary, 1992)
  • Examiner, Louisiana Bar Exam – Torts (2009 to 2011)
  • Assistant Examiner, Louisiana Bar Exam – Torts (2005 to 2008); Federal Jurisprudence and Procedure (1996-2002)
  • LSU Law School Alumni Board, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-Chair, 1993-2000

Honors, Awards and Civic Activities

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell by both peers and the Judiciary
  • Selected by ALM Media and Martindale Hubbell as a 2019 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law
  • Chosen as a Louisiana Super Lawyer for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,  2017 and 2018
  • Selected as one of 2015's Women Leaders in the Law-Fortune Magazine
  • Selected as a City Business Leader in Law for 2014
  • Selected for Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers –2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Chosen for Who’s Who in America for several years including 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Chosen as one of the Top Attorneys in Louisiana by Louisiana Life Magazine in the area of personal injury defense- 2012, 2015, 2017
  • Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates – 2010
  • Top New Orleans Lawyers by New Orleans Magazine for insurance defense litigation - 2009
  • Louisiana Crime Victims’ Reparation Board member, Recommended by District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr., and Appointed by Governor of State of Louisiana, 2005 – 2008