IMG_5544(A)Gissel M. Ferriol
Partner

Originally from Puerto Rico, Gissel graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001. In 2004, she received her Juris Doctorate, with a Certificate in International Law, from Loyola University School of Law. Gissel graduated in the top 15% of her class, and was an active member of the Moot Court Staff. In 2002, she represented Loyola University at the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Chicago, Illinois.

Upon her admittance to the bar, Gissel began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans, and conducted over 20 jury trials in that capacity. From prosecution she moved on to insurance defense litigation, working for several years as an Associate with the firm of Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister and Weinstock. While there, Gissel practiced in all major areas of insurance litigation, with an emphasis on Medical Malpractice claims, Automobile, Personal Injury, Professional Liability, Products Liability, and Katrina Litigation. At the end of 2011, Gissel joined her husband, Oskar Pérez, in founding this firm.

Gissel is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Auto Liability, Family Law, Criminal Defense, University Disciplinary and Misconduct Proceedings, Medical Malpractice, Wills and Successions, Immigration, Professional Liability, Property Law, Insurance Litigation, Products Liability, Premises Liability, and Civil Litigation.

Professional Affiliations
A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Gissel is admitted to practice for all state courts in the State of Louisiana, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Awards
2014 — The ProBono Project Distinguished Service Award