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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.
Born in Algiers, Louisiana, 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.
Areas of Practice
50% Personal Injury & Civil Litigation
10% Medical Malpractice
20% Employment Law and Worker's Compensation
20% Wills & Estate Planning
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
United State District Court, Middle District, 2015
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
J.D. - 2001
University of New Orleans, Louisiana
M.A. - 2005
Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana
B.A. - 1994
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)
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.