Kaja S. Elmer

Contact Information

t: 504.556.5535

f: 504.389.4087



Kaja Elmer is special counsel in the firm’s Litigation Section and works on a wide range of commercial matters in state and federal court.

Prior to joining Fishman Haygood, Kaja practiced litigation at a large national law firm for three years and previously worked at other firms in the New Orleans area. She has experience litigating consumer, commercial, financial, and insurance matters. Before entering private practice, she worked as a staff attorney at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Kaja received her law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where she was a senior editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and participated in the Civil Rights & Constitutional Litigation Clinic.


  • J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, 2013
    • Senior Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review
  • B.A. in Political Science and Journalism, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University, 2010

Publications / Presentations

  • The Review of Banking and Financial Services, Co-Author, “The Risk of Mortgage Lending in the Era of Social Media,” November 2019
  • Breaking Down Privileges: Discovery of an Insurer’s Files in Litigation, It’s a Privilege to Know Your Rights; Co-Presenter at the 2018 Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

Representative Matters



  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • New Jersey