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


Valerie Schexnayder

Special Counsel


Ms. Schexnayder is a dedicated management level attorney specializing in insurance defense litigation with experience and a proven track record in civil defense litigationand Risk Management. She has vast experience in premises liability, products liability, environmental/toxic tort/asbestos litigation, automobile and trucking litigation, Risk Management, contractual negotiation and dispute, employment related practices and team leadership. Ms. Schexnayder takes pride in providing creative and proactive strategies to resolve complex legal problems resulting in cost effective early resolutions with lower indemnity results. She is a strong leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and is extremely adept at conflict resolution. Additionally, Ms. Schexnayder is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, currently serving on the Board of Governors.

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile/Trucking Litigation
  • Litigation Management
  • Employment Related Practices
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental/Toxic Torts

Bar and Court Admissions

  • All State and Federal Courts in Louisiana


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates 2008-2016
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors 2017-2019

Personal Life

Outside of work, Ms. Schexnayderserves as the vice chair of the Capital Area Finance Authority, the Chief Financial Officer of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, and on the Board of Directors of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and Emerge Foundation. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and attending concerts and LSU sporting events.