- Whistleblower Claims
- Class Action
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Business Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Defense
- Louisiana, 1984
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., 1984
- Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, B.A., 1981
Jamie Lindler Harpootlian is of counsel to Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A. and consults on matters including federal litigation, civil procedure, and class action litigation. A native of Columbia, South Carolina and a graduate of the public school system, Ms. Harpootlian attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, where she graduated cum laude in 1981 with a degree in Art History and Political Science. In 1984, she received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and was admitted to practice in Louisiana where she remains a member in good standing.
From 1984 to1996, Ms. Harpootlian served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Henry A. Mentz, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; a role that entailed assisting Judge Mentz in managing a broad docket of civil and criminal cases, including a number of complex and high-profile proceedings and inter-circuit trial assignments in federal courts in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Miami. At the request of the Federal Judicial Center, Ms. Harpootlian was a contributing researcher to the Manual for Complex Litigation’s mass torts section, a frequently cited litigation manual used by litigators and judges alike.
In 2001, Ms. Harpootlian received various appointments as a federal special master over various class action suits, work that involved allocating multi-million dollar settlement funds among class members and overseeing class action administration procedures. In 2004, Ms. Harpootlian was appointed as a special government employee to serve as a Deputy Special Master with the United States Department of Justice serving on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. In this capacity, Ms. Harpootlian presided over hearings with injured 9/11 survivors to determine their eligibility for compensation and to make recommendations to Special Master Kenneth Feinberg.