The Courage to Defend
Dalton Courson is a Member of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. He has a litigation and trial practice with an emphasis in commercial litigation, creditor rights, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Courson is an avid supporter of equal rights and has dedicated a large majority of his professional career fighting for same sex marriage rights in Louisiana.
In 2014, Dalton served as legal counsel for the Forum for Equality Louisiana and four married same-sex couples who successfully challenged the State of Louisiana’s refusal to recognize their valid out-of-state marriages. He attributes his clients’ courage as the inspiration for his determination.
Since that time, Mr. Courson has served as a Co-Chair for the American Bar Association Civil Rights Litigation Committee. He is a volunteer for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, where he was named to the “Honor Roll” for donating over 100 hours of pro bono legal services. Dalton is an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law where he teaches constitutional law, a former corps member of Teach for America, and the past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of AIDSLaw Louisiana, Inc. He was awarded the Human Rights Award in 2013 and then the Trailblazer Award in 2015 from the Louisiana State Bar Association for his efforts in promoting diversity in the legal profession.