Eric Winder Sella - Attorney at MBLB
Eric Winder Sella

Eric Winder Sella, Member

Member Eric Winder Sella’s practice areas include trucking, transportation, and automobile litigation, admiralty and maritime, casualty and insurance defense, and insurance coverage litigation. Eric has handled many diverse matters in state and federal courts in Louisiana and Mississippi, ranging from trucking, transportation, and auto insurance defense to construction and unfair trade practice claims and foreclosures. He also practices entertainment law, including handling domestic and international transactions and intellectual property matters on behalf of local film talent and production companies.

Eric often emcees programs for the New Orleans Bar Association, a nod to his sense of humor, which makes working with him pleasurable. “I enjoy my clients. Sometimes you have tough situations and it takes a bit of creativity, and often humor, to get everyone on the same page. But I’m a straight shooter and have a way of giving good advice in a clear and succinct way people can understand.”

As both an attorney and a law student, Eric has been highly involved in the legal profession. As the current Vice Chair and past Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Committee Member of the Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans Bar Association, he has had the distinct honor of being a speaker at the Naturalization Ceremonies for new citizens at the Eastern District of Louisiana Courthouse. He is also a member of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Defense Research Institute and Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association. While at Tulane University Law School, he was a member of the Moot Court Interschool Trial Team and the Maritime Law Society and attended regular sessions of the Louisiana State Law Institute and the biennial Admiralty Law Institute.

Eric Winder Sella originally hails from Shreveport, Louisiana.

Professional Activities

  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member (Young Lawyers Section, Vice Chair, Former Secretary, Former Executive Committee Member)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member (Young Lawyers Committee, Member)
  • Federal Bar Association, Member (Young Lawyers Division, Member)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Maritime Law Association, Member
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Allied Member


  • Super Lawyers Louisiana Rising Stars – Transportation/Maritime (2019, 2020)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers – Transportation Law (2016 – 2019)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Ones to Watch: Law (2016)
  • Frank Voelker, Jr. Scholarship, Tulane University Law School
  • Tulane Founders Scholarship and Legislative Scholarships, Tulane University

Panels and Presentations

  • Speaker, ‘Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2019: ‘I Object!,’ New Orleans Bar Association (December 2019)
  • Presenter, NBI Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know Program, “Creatively Using Motions in Limine in Civil Litigation” (June 2019)
  • Speaker, “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2018: “Maximzing Your Efforts: Time Management Tips To Increase Efficiency,” New Orleans Bar Association (December 2018)
  • Moderator, “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2017: Professionalism: Play Nice in the Sandbox, and Other Kindergarten Lessons for Lawyers,” New Orleans Bar Association (December 2017)
  • Moderator, “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2016: Legal Ramifications of Pokemon Go,” New Orleans Bar Association (December 2016)
  • Emcee, “Big Easy Bootcamp CLE: Basic Training for Lawyering in New Orleans,” New Orleans Bar Association (October 2015)
  • Moderator, “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2015: Trying a Case on a Shoestring Budget,” New Orleans Bar Association (December 2015)
  • Emcee, New Orleans Bar Association Bench Bar Conference

Civic and Community

  • New Orleans Film Society, Advisory Board Member
  • Backstreet Cultural Museum, Member

Special Experience

  • Speaker, Naturalization Ceremonies for new citizens at the Eastern District of Louisiana Courthouse

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