Yvonne Chalker

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Yvonne Chalker practices in the area of pre- and post-trial motions, writs and appeals in Louisiana and Federal courts. She represents clients in appeals before the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuit Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Louisiana, and the United States Supreme Court.

Yvonne works closely with members of the firm on commercial litigation matters, both prosecuting and defending contractual disputes, federal and state tax disputes, suits to enforce copyrights, trademarks, tradenames, and service marks, actions to enforce creditors’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings, and to prevent unfair trade practices and other forms of unfair competition. She also represents developers in a wide range of matters, including, the acquisition, ownership, development and management of a variety of commercial real estate ventures.

Yvonne joined Elkins, PLC in 2003.


Loyola Law School, J.D., 1984
Mercer University, B.A., 1979

Courts Admitted

Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association


Loyola Law Review

Representative Reported Cases

Advocate Financial, LLC v. Longenecker & Associates, Ltd., 3 So.2d 1 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2008)
Brennan’s Inc. v. Dickie Brennan & Co., Inc., 376 F.3d 356 (5th Cir. 2004)
Brennan’s, Inc. v. Brennan, 377 F.Supp 2d 579 (E.D. La. 2005)
Brennan’s Inc. v. Richard J. Brennan, Jr., et al., 547 U.S. 1097 (2006)
Coliseum Square Assoc’n, Inc. v. Jackson, 465 F.3d 215 (5th Cir. 2006)
Gateway Hotel Partners, LLC v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, T.C. Memo 2009-128 (2009)
St. Bernard I, L.L.C. v. Williams, 2013 WL 980026 (La. App. 4th Cir. 3/13/13)
Seals v. Edwards, 2009 WL 8678919 (La. App. 4th Cir. 11/12/09)
Whitehouse Hotel Limited Partnership v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 131 T.C. 112 (2008)
Whitehouse Hotel Limited Partnership v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 615 F.3d 321 (2010)