Peter J. Segrist is an associate in the New Orleans office and practices primarily in the commercial litigation and oil and gas practice areas. He has represented individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, insurance disputes, mass tort actions, construction disputes, oil and gas, environmental litigation, fraud actions and bankruptcy matters.  Peter generally focuses his practice on all types of litigation and is engaged in an active trial practice.  He has represented construction and energy industry clients, as well as banks and private equity firms.  He has handled discovery issues and motion practice and sanctions proceedings arising out of e-discovery disputes. He also has experience in the complications and demands of electronic data retention, preservation, collection, and production in multi-party, complex litigation.  He has appeared before numerous Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as participated in commercial arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. 

Peter is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Tulane University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology and English.  He attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was a William L. Crowe scholar and graduated magna cum laude in 2013 in the top five percent of his class.  While at Loyola, he was elected to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Patricia Minaldi in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.



  • Loyola University, JD, 2013, magna cum laude, Law Review, Editor-in-Chief 2012-2013
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA B.S., 2006 (Major: Cell & Molecular Biology; English)


  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2013


  • Editor-in-Chief, Loyola Law Review, 2012-2013
  • First Amendment Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist, Runner-Up, Best Brief, 2012
  • Loyola Moot Court Member and Competition Finalist
  • William L. Crowe Scholar
  • Law Excellence Awards: Constitutional Law; Business Organizations; Courts in a Federal System, Western Legal Tradition; Legal Profession; Consolidated Legal Analysis; and Law of International Armed Conflicts
  • Warren E. Mouledoux Professional Responsibility Award
  • Louisiana Association of Corporate Counsel Award


  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana Law Institute's Lease of Movables Committee
  • Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Tulane Moot Court Program, Guest Judge
  • Loyola Moot Court Program, Guest Judge

recent publications

  • The Gradual, Constitutional Erosion of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Why the Supreme Court Made the Right Call in Snyder v. Phelps, 57 Loy. L. Rev. 899 (2011)
  • How the Rise of Big Data and Predictive Analytics Are Changing the Attorney's Duty of Competence, 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 527 (2015)
  • Peter J. Segrist and Melissa R. Harris, "The Latest E-Discovery Precautions, Risks, and Advice,” NBI CLE Program, June 16, 2017.
  • Peter J. Segrist and Melissa R. Harris, “The Courts Speak,” NBI CLE Program, June 16, 2017.