Maria B. Glorioso

Maria B. Glorioso

Professional Activities:

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President 2012-2013
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Lawyers Division, Chairperson, 2000-2001
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Student Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, Co-Chair, 1998-2001, co-chair 2008 till present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Law Student Services Committee, Chair, 2006-2007
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Membership Oversight Committee, 2000-2003, 2007-2010
  • Roscoe Pound Institute, trustee, 2000-2007
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Counsil of Directors 2010-2011
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governor, 2000-2010
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governor, 2000-2002
  • Louisiana Association for Justice State Delegate to American Association for Justice, 2006-2012
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America/Louisiana Association for Justice Woman's Trial Lawyers Caucus, Governor, 2006-2007
  • American Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association; Southern Trial Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Association; New Orleans Bar Association; Louisiana Bar Foundation; Louisiana State Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Association for Justice

Experience & Credentials

  • Office Phone: 504-569-9999
  • Areas of Practice:
    • Extensive experience with many different types of cases involving serious injuries to children
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Wrongful Death
    • Extensive knowledge of Equine Law
    • Unsafe Premises
    • Products Liability
  • Education:
    • St. Scholastica Academy, Covington LA
    • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
    • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, Post-graduate studies in Criminology and Forensics
    • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, LA, Juris Doctor, 1995
  • Admitted to the Bar: 1995, Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice: all Louisiana Courts, including all State District Courts, all Federal District Courts, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Biography of Maria B. Glorioso:

Maria is the personification of the phrase, “Following in your father’s footsteps.” At a young age Maria knew exactly what she wanted to be and it was because of her close relationship with her father that she is the attorney she is today. Earning her juris doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law, she joined her father and became a managing partner of the Glorioso Law Firm in 1996. She will be the first to tell you it’s a lifelong dream to help people by promoting justice.  Before she attended college, Maria grew-up on a Quarter Horse breeding farm and was a National ranked competitor in many Quarter Horse events. During her college years, she began attending functions where her father was a guest speaker, sitting through trials to see her father argue a case or going to class as an observer to watch her father teach law classes.  As Maria says, “He has given me an appreciation for truth, honesty, fair-dealing and justice.” Today, Maria is skilled in all areas of personal injury cases, though she is particularly drawn to cases involving medical malpractice and product liability involving unsafe products with a special emphasis on cases involving serious injuries to children.

The Lady in Red

JUSTICE IN RED
"The shield of innocence
the guard of truth"
- Trevor Goring

When not practicing law, Maria is an advocate of mentoring, especially law students. She especially enjoys working within the framework of trial competitions, having served as a law school national trial team coach and as a coordinator and host of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s National Trial Competition. Like her father, she has taken interest in being an educational speaker on the national and local levels. Outside of work, Maria is involved in several community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Louisiana Equine Counsel, Make A Wish Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She is also an avid horse enthusiest and enjoys spending time on her farm, showing her cutting horses and thoroughbred racing.

Since 1995 Maria has primarily handled cases involving serious injuries to children including children with brain injuries, paralysis, burns, loss of limbs and death. She has developed a keen eye and expertise in this field and she is keenly aware that children suffer differently than adults. Their pain is often worsened by their fear due to their lack of maturity in understanding their injuries or why it happened. She often tells jurors that a child’s pain doesn’t come in small, child size doses and that there is nothing more tragic than the loss of a child. Protecting the most innocent ones of our society, our children, is her passion and she has dedicated her career to fighting for these innocent victims and their rights.

We can’t bring their childhood back or make them ‘whole’ again. But we can speak for them, tell their story, prevent it from happening to other children and obtain a better quality and dignity to their life. That is worth fighting for. – Maria B. Glorioso

Significant Results Obtained as lead Trial Attorney:

Physician performs unnecessary spinal surgery that leads to child’s parapalegia, confidential result

Case: 12 year old girl suffered permanent paralysis from the waist down following an unnecessary spine surgery. No amount of money can make her whole again but due to having the right law firm fight for her and her family, she was able to obtain enough money to have a specially equipped handicap accessible home and vehicle. She was also able to afford the assistance needed to continue with her educational goals of going to college and earning a degree. And her family was provided security that could always take care of their little girl’s medical, physical and emotional needs.

Failure to timely diagnose Hodgkins Lymphoma in a child which causes her death, confidential result

Case: 14 year old girl’s symptoms of difficulty breathing and tiredness were downplayed and ignored for several months by her pediatrician. Eventually she was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma at a vary late stage. Despite her being a Johovas witness and unable to receive blood transfusions and platelets, she survived much longer than anyone predicted. Her case was resolved before she got too sick and was able to enjoy her last year of life by going on a family vacation and swimming with dolphins. Our law firm was able to fight for her and get her case resolved so that her quality of life was increased prior to her death. A death that could have been prevented had her pediatrician timely ordered a simple x-ray or done one blood test.

Hospital’s failure to have anti-seizure medication leads to child’s permanent and severe brain injury, confidential result

Stroke patient deprived of timely treatment causing severe and permanent neurological deficits, confidential result

Civic Organizations/Community Service:

  • March of Dimes
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Therapeutic Riding and various Horse Rescue Groups
  • The National WWII Museum 10 year Charter Member
  • Reggie Bush Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Louisiana Equine Counsel
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, Love In The Garden, Fundraising Committee Chair, 2010
  • National Cutting Horse Association
  • American Quarter Horse Association, Lifetime member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation appointed Special Advocate, pro bono work representing severely disabled children
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Pro Bono Volunteers

Honors and Awards

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Lawyer’s Division – Eagle Award for her work as Division Chair
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – Leadership Gavel Award
  • American Association for Justice – Distinguished Leadership Award 2010