Jonathan C. McCall
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Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Railroad


J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1977
B.A., Princeton University, 1972

Professional Memberships

Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
New Orleans Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Scribes (American Society of Legal Writers)

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Courts - Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits
Supreme Court of the United States

Jonathan C. McCall

Jonathan McCall is a member of Chaffe McCall's Appellate Section, where his practice concentrates on briefing and arguing appeals and writ applications in a wide variety of civil cases in state and federal courts, including admiralty and maritime law, commercial litigation, insurance, employment law, railroad law, and products-liability actions.  In addition to his appellate work, Jonathan works closely with trial counsel in district-court and arbitration proceedings to formulate strategies, file pre-trial and dispositive motions, and preserve issues for interlocutory and final appellate review.


  • Founding Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association (2010-12).
  • Co-author, "Appeals: A District Court's Reasons for Judgment," New Orleans Bar Association's Briefly Speaking (Fall 2012).
  • Co-author, "When Does the Time Period for an Appeal or Supervisory Writ Application Begin?" New Orleans Bar Association's Briefly Speaking (Summer 2011).


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • One of "New Orleans' Top Lawyers" by New Orleans CityBusiness (2005)
  • Named as a Top Lawyer (New Orleans Magazine 2009, 2012 and 2013) - Appellate Practice and Insurance.
    Click here to see the feature article about Jonathan in the November 2012 issue.
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007 -2010: One of four appellate lawyers named


  • Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation (WYES-TV), Chairman of the board
  • Friends of The Stables in Audubon Park, member
  • Friends of Music, President
  • American Red Cross (Southeast Louisiana Chapter), former board member
  • Tulane University Medical Center, former board member
  •  Tulane University Hospital, served as chairman of the board