Inemesit O'Boyle, attorney and partner at Chehardy Sherman Williams in Metairie

Attorney Inemesit O’Boyle in New Orleans, LA


Ms. O’Boyle specializes in complex litigation and has had extensive experience working as both a defense and plaintiff attorney. She maintains a practice in both areas with Chehardy Sherman Williams. Ms. O’Boyle has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star and a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine.

Ms. O’Boyle is a leader who has spent her career ensuring all parties are zealously represented in the courtroom. She passionately serves her community and sets an example for the next generation of women leaders.

Before joining the Trial Team at Chehardy Sherman Williams, Ms. O’Boyle was an attorney at Liskow & Lewis, where she was a member of the admiralty practice group, focusing on a wide range of matters, including maritime personal injuries, vessel collisions/allusions, contractual and indemnity disputes, cargo litigation, multi-district litigation and mass tort claims, and other commercial disputes. She also maintained a civil litigation law practice with an emphasis on business litigation, complex insurance litigation, and catastrophic personal injury at Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams.

Ms. O’Boyle earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tulsa and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School, where she was a student attorney in Tulane’s Civil Litigation Clinic. She also received the trial advocacy award. A member of many local and national legal organizations, Ms. O’Boyle is most proud of having served as past president of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society, a professional organization with a rich history of supporting African American attorneys in the community. She also gives her time and talent as a board member and volunteer of New Orleans’ Girl’s First.


One Canal Place
365 Canal Place
Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 833-5600

Practice Areas 


  • Tulane University, J.D., 2005
  • University of Tulsa, B.A., 2000
  • Certificate in Mass Tort and Multidistrict Litigation from Duke University School of Law


  • Louisiana
  • United States Fifth Circuit District Court 
  • United States Court of Federal Claim


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society
  • Defense Research Institute


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