Deirdre C. McGlinchey


McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
601 Poydras Street
Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: (504) 596-2733


Deirdre McGlinchey is a trial lawyer who has successfully defended clients in individual claims, class actions, and multidistrict litigation, and tried cases before state and federal courts. Deirdre regularly represents large manufacturers in products liability cases and has handled matters involving construction, mining, and agricultural equipment; diesel and natural gas engines; industrial turbines; automotive design; marine propulsion systems; toxic torts; and medical devices.

While a significant portion of her practice involves litigation in Louisiana, Deirdre also regularly handles matters in several other states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Deirdre is active in the management of the firm and serves on the firm’s Policy Committee. She is also the former head of the firm’s General Litigation section and previously served as Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 2017–present
  • International Women’s Forum, Louisiana Chapter – Invited Member, 2021-present
  • Chambers USA / Nationwide – Product Liability & Mass Torts, Recognized Practitioner and Nationwide – Product Liability: Automobile, Spotlight Table, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation – Insurance, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants), 2018–2023
  • Best Lawyers® New Orleans Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year,” 2021
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense: Products)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to Watch” 2016
  • Irish Legal 100
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Honoree, 2018

McGlinchey Stafford is a premier mid-sized business law firm that creatively delivers best-in-class, full-service, scalable solutions for clients nationwide by leveraging bold innovation, diverse talent, and leading-edge technology across its growing networked platform.

We were founded by a group of attorneys who wanted to do things differently. Four decades later, that entrepreneurial spirit remains a central tenet of our culture and our business. Instead of being bound by convention and tradition, McGlinchey attorneys stay nimble and responsive, affording us greater creativity and flexibility to help clients address their business and legal challenges.

Deirdre McGlinchey is an experienced trial attorney. She is highly recognized for her expertise in products liability.”
Chambers & Partners