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Ian joined the firm in the summer of 2010 after clerking for two prominent New Orleans federal judges.  He has a broad criminal and civil practice that includes counseling clients with complex commercial disputes, government investigations, professional liability proceedings, and intellectual property matters. 

Ian is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the United States Supreme Court litigation clinic.  Before attending law school, Ian received his Bachelor of Arts in English (cum laude) from Tulane University.  He lives in the Bywater with his wife, Blair, and Golden Retriever, Tucker. 


  • University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, Virginia) Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana)  B.A. English, 2005, Cum Laude


  • Order of the Coif
  • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
  • Hardy Cross Dillard Prize for best student note by a UVA student in Volume 49 of the Virginia Journal of International Law
  • Best Brief Award, Legal Research & Writing Course


  • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, L.L.C.  (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Partner, 2017 – Present
    Associate, 2010 – 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Law Clerk to the Honorable Edith Brown Clement, 2009 – 2010
  • United States District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Law Clerk to the Honorable Sarah Vance, 2008 – 2009


  • Note, Assumption of Risk in United States Refugee Law, 49 V. J. Int’L 273 (2008)