The Law Office of Veleka Eskinde, LLC

New Orleans Personal Injury & Employment Law Attorney

Affordable New Orleans Divorce Attorney

Affordable Divorce Attorney New Orleans


About Veleka Eskinde, Esq., M.A.


Attorney Veleka Eskinde, is a compassionate, skilled and diligent self-starter and her professional and educational backgrounds have prepared her for continual growth in the legal field. As reflected in Attorney Eskinde's resume, she has earned significant legal experience as a solo attorney, senior research attorney, and administrative skills as the Administrative General Counsel at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, as a paralegal/associate at Spears and Spears law firm in New Orleans, and through her tenure as a volunteer attorney at the Pro Bono Project. While working closely with Louisiana appeals court judges, Attorney Eskinde conducted extensive and independent research of civil, criminal, and administrative matters, interpreted local, state and federal laws, and prepared bench memoranda, opinions, orders, and writ dispositions on a wide range of legal issues. Attorney Eskinde has reviewed and analyzed applications for rehearing and miscellaneous supervisory writ applications and various motions pertaining to both civil and criminal matters. She drafted more than 300 legal opinions and recommendations. 


Attorney Eskinde attended Xavier University of Louisiana, where she majored in English, Political Science, Chemistry Premed, and Art. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1994. Attorney Eskinde pursued her legal studies at Southern University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2001. Attorney Eskinde later earned a Masters of Arts in English Literature (concentration in British and American literature) in 2006. Attorney Eskinde’s superior editing skills are renowned. Attorney Eskinde has experience in family law, civil litigation (plaintiff), estate planning, alternative dispute resolution (both domestic and civil, commercial and employment mediation), business entity formation, traffic court cases, appellate practice and notarial services. She also drafts appellate briefs on a contract-fee basis.


Attorney Eskinde is married and has one daughter.


Areas of Practice

55% Personal Injury & Civil Litigation

20% Medical Malpractice

15% Worker's Compensation

10% Wills & Estate Planning

  

Litigation Percentage

75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Certified Legal Specialties

Family and Divorce Mediation, Mediation Training Institute, 2013

Civil, Commercial, and Employment Mediation, Mediation Training Institute, 2013


Bar Admissions

United State District Court, Middle District, 2015

Louisiana, 2003


Education

Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

J.D. - 2001


University of New Orleans, Louisiana

M.A. - 2005

Major: English


Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana

B.A. - 1994

Major: English


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

New Orleans Bar Association, Member

Louis A. Martinet Society

Legal Innovators For Tomorrow (LIFT) Incubator and Accelerator Program, Participant


Past Employment Positions

Fourth Cir. Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana, Administrative General Counsel, 2012 - 2013

Fourth Cir. Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana, Senior Research Attorney, 2004 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

Pro Bono Project (volunteer)


Ancillary Businesses

Notary Services


Languages

English


Fraternities/Sororities

Delta Theta Phi





The Law Office of Veleka Eskinde, LLC, represents clients throughout New Orleans, Louisiana, including Uptown New Orleans, Downtown, East Bank and West Bank. I also serve clients in Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, Harvey, Marrero, Algiers and Broadmoor, as well as the surrounding areas of Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and St. Tammany Parish.