Julie Savoy, R.N., J.D.



Julie Savoy has been an attorney with the Gachassin firm since 2002. Prior to her career as an attorney, she was a registered nurse, having obtained her BSN from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1982.  Julie began her nursing career as an OR nurse and then served as the infection control nurse at LGMC for 15 years.

Julie’s practice includes medical malpractice defense, health care risk management, and professional licensure matters. She successfully litigated the case of Thomas vs. Regional Medical Center, et al to the state supreme court, which established that claims of negligent credentialing, asserted against hospitals, are to be considered medical malpractice claims within the scope of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act and reversed the precedent which had been set in the Billeaudeau case.

Julie is a member of the John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court, a member of the Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys, and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was also active on the local and national levels in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, serving as chair of APIC’s Governmental Affairs Committee, and as faculty for APIC’s Basic Training Course during her nursing career. She was named Outstanding Alumnus, Class of 1982, by the College of Nursing, University of Southwestern Louisiana. She has presented locally and nationally on topics relating to infection control, health care malpractice, risk management, and regulatory issues in the health care field.

She was born, raised, and still lives in Lafayette. Julie is married, has three sons and two grandsons. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, and hosting family and friends.