Dewey Scandurro, Louisiana Maritime Attorney and Mediator
Dewey Scandurro is a Louisiana maritime attorney and mediator practicing in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, product liability, insurance litigation, and commercial litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Dewey represents employers, vessel owners, and insurers in defense matters, as well as severely injured individuals in cases involving vessel collisions, pipeline explosions, and other marine accidents involving Jones Act seamen, longshore workers, and vessel passengers. He has also represented individuals with serious injuries from auto accidents and defective products. Dewey has successfully argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court.
When not representing one side or the other in lawsuits, Dewey works as a professional mediator. He is a member of the Panel of Neutrals appointed by the federal court in New Orleans to mediate claims related to Hurricane Ida. Dewey was trained at Pepperdine Law School’s top-ranked dispute resolution program, where he is pursuing an advanced academic certificate in dispute resolution. He enjoys finding creative ways to assist parties in resolving complex disputes.
Dewey was born and raised in south Plaquemines Parish. He attended Buras High School and graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He has served as an officer of the LSMSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees, is currently its New Orleans Cabinet Member and Regional Ambassador, and in 2014 he received the inaugural Wingspan Award for service to the school.
Dewey is also a competitive runner and triathlete who has won his age group once at the Louisiana state triathlon championship, twice at the Louisiana state half-marathon championship, and twice at the Louisiana Half Marathon. He has completed a 140.6-mile Ironman event and is a five-time Boston Marathon Qualifier. He lives in New Orleans with Michelle, his wife of over 25 years.
- J.D. Tulane Law School 1994
- Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, in progress
- B.A. University of Richmond 1990
- Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts 1986
- Louisiana State Courts
- Louisiana Federal Courts
- United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Panel of Neutrals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- Mediator in Hurricane Ida Streamlined Settlement Program, current
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Louisiana State Bar Association, current
- Recognized in the Bar Association’s Civil Mediator Registry
- Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee, 2014 – 2021
- Tulane Law School Moot Court Board, Justice, 1992 – 1994