James L. Arruebarrena

James L. Arruebarrena

New Orleans, Louisiana

Description of Firm
I am committed to preserving the civil rights of individuals in employment discrimination and injury cases arising under federal law and state law including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the state employment discrimination statues, and various other statutory and common law theories. I also represent individuals in major personal injury cases.

We have, over the twenty years we have been handling personal injury claims, successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. This level of representation requires skill at trial and negotiation, resources to assemble and present scientific evidence, and an absolute commitment to accident victims. Attorney Jim Arruebarrena assembles a team of experts and lawyers specifically qualified to handle each case. We are prepared to handle a wide range of personal injury claims.

Mission Statement
James L. Arruebarrena Attorney at Law, L.L.C. is a law firm which is dedicated to protecting employment rights and the rights of injury victims. I concentrate on cases which preserve the rights of individuals in the fight against unfairness and for justice in the workplace, and the fight for fair compensation for injury victims. I believe that the monetary damages provided under federal employment discrimination laws, state employment discrimination laws and tort laws acts as a deterrent to employers who still allow prohibited discrimination and those who are responsible for negligently injuring others. Thus, I zealously seek all damages allowed by law to provide individual compensation for harm done to our clients and to discourage further wrongdoing. To that end, I fully understand the emotional toll on employees who suffer the unfairness of discrimination and upon injury victims; thus, I always consider this aspect of our clients damages as a real injury.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Offshore Injury Claims
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Auto Defects
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII
  • False Claims Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower
  • Disability Discrimination

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Member, 1992 - 1993
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989
    • Major: Philosophy


  • Speaker: Employment Law CLE, 1996 - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Moot Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, Council, 1997 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Peter Beer, Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court, Law Clerk
  • Eastern District of Louisiana, Law Clerk