Legal Services

In movies and news, attorneys don’t always get the glory—they’re often portrayed as doing the devil’s work, scheming behind the scenes to take over this or take advantage of that. And while the devil is in the details, it’s digging through the details that often helps attorneys save the day and be heroes for clients—businesses trying to avoid frivolous lawsuits, workers injured due to company neglect, and inventors trying to protect their intellectual property. There are countless needs for the work lawyers do and protection is top priority. Protecting one’s rights, one’s property, one’s family—successfully navigating laws and contracts can be one of the most important ways to achieve the protection you, your business and family deserve. Greater New Orleans is home to a number of law firms, big and small, who specialize in a variety of practice areas, from worker’s compensation and divorce to maritime and admiralty, construction, insurance, transportation and much more.


Established in 1928, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. (BSW) is one of the oldest law firms in the state of Louisiana. The firm takes great pride in its long history of client service. With more than 75 attorneys, the firm is among the largest firms in the state and one of the larger law firms in the South. BSW’s clients range from individuals and start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations, governmental entities, and not-for-profit institutions.

Since the firm was established, two standards have remained constant: to strive for legal excellence and to be involved in local communities. Members of the firm have served as presidents, directors, and officers of community and business organizations.

BSW’s primary focus is growing and protecting each client’s business. Whether it is in litigation, negotiating contracts, advising on management restructures, or assisting in the purchase or sale of a business, BSW attorneys possess the skill set to help their clients achieve their goals.

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Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith wishes to congratulate attorney Jason Waguespack on being named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine.

Galloway is proud to be the counsel of choice for prominent local, national, and international businesses and insurers. The firm serves clients from 12 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Missouri. Its experienced practitioners provide counsel and representation in fields ranging from insurance defense and coverage, maritime and admiralty, bad faith, construction, corporate transactions, employer’s liability, mass torts, professional liability matters, and beyond. The firm provides innovative and solutions-driven representation and aggressive, effective advocacy.

Galloway has been Top 10-rated for insurance defense by Martindale-Hubbell, rated an Index Value 5 of 5 by the ACC, and included in A.M. Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys Directory 2011-2018.

Founded in New Orleans over 25 years ago, Galloway embraces the rich cultural heritage of the region and is proud to be part of its diverse community. For more information, visit


Melchiode Marks King LLC (MMK) may only be in its fifth year of existence, but its attorneys have practiced together for decades, and recent accolades are a testament to both their talents and the breadth of services they provide to clients. This year, five MMK attorneys were recognized as New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers: Jerry Melchiode (Construction Law), Kevin Marks (Admiralty & Maritime Law and Workers’ Compensation), Rich King (Insurance Law), Scott Huete (Admiralty & Maritime Law and Workers’ Compensation) and Drew Voelker (Insurance Law and Transportation Law).

While awards are gratifying, the best endorsement is the loyalty of MMK’s clients who have enthusiastically supported the firm. It is this trust and commitment that inspires MMK to achieve successful outcomes while controlling costs. Through increased efficiency and advances in technology, MMK delivers big firm capabilities with small firm agility and attentiveness.

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Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC is a nationally recognized litigation firm known for trying challenging and high-stakes cases throughout the country. The firm has served as lead trial counsel in national multidistrict products liability cases and in mass actions for corporations and insurers hit with thousands of claims following chemical releases and natural disasters. The firm’s lawyers have tried dozens of cases nationwide for financial services companies after severe downturns in the bond and equity markets sparked a multitude of lawsuits. And this represents only a small part of what the firm does.

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is, first and foremost, a firm of trial lawyers. The proof is in its track record of success. Benchmark Litigation has recognized this record by naming the firm the Louisiana Litigation Firm of the Year for six of the past seven years.

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Corey Fitzpatrick would like to thank all those who nominated him to the list of Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine. Corey and his colleagues at Workers’ Compensation, LLC pride themselves on providing excellent representation to their clients who were injured on the job and/or disabled from work.

Since 1993, Workers’ Compensation, LLC has been committed to being the premier Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability firm in the State of Louisiana with offices in Metairie, Baton Rouge, Amite, Alexandria, and Monroe.

“Since I started practicing in 2005, there have been monumental changes to the workers’ compensation laws that make it difficult for injured workers and general practitioners to navigate claims. We have adapted to ensure that we provide the most effective representation possible in this area of law. I’ve always made myself available to speak with lawyers in other practice areas who have questions, and in many instances, I have stepped in to help clients of other lawyers while maintaining the relationships between these clients and the lawyers who referred them,” says Fitzpatrick.

To learn more about Workers’ Compensation, LLC, call 504-838-8883 or visit


Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC focuses on commercial litigation and on ethics and disciplinary matters. With a deep understanding of the Louisiana market, the firm regularly partners as co-counsel with other national attorneys and law firms or takes on the role of lead counsel in national matters within the Gulf South region.

Stanley, Reuter, Ross knows that clients must resolve conflicts in a manner consistent with their business objectives and without the difficulty and expense of litigation when possible. The firm has assembled a task-force oriented team of resourceful lawyers with a wide variety of experience to achieve those solutions for clients. Practice areas include commercial disputes, appellate advocacy, intellectual property litigation, employment law, and utility regulation.

The firm’s team prides itself on producing the same caliber of work-product that clients expect from much larger firms but with the increased attention and efficiency of a leaner staff, and their integrity has earned the respect of the bench and bar alike.

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Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is a national law firm with offices in New Orleans, Houston, Jackson, Detroit, and New Jersey. Led by Tim Gray and Charles Abbott, the New Orleans office represents a number of corporate clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in litigation in Louisiana and throughout the country. The office has doubled in size in the last three years and expects continued rapid growth.

Primarily a litigation firm, Forman Watkins’ attorneys are trial ready. Since its inception in 1986, the firm has tried cases in over a dozen states with a winning percentage of over 83 percent. Most recently, in July 2019, Tim Gray obtained a defense verdict after an over two-week jury trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a case in which plaintiff’s counsel asked for $69 million in closing argument. He was picking a jury in Plaquemines Parish less than two weeks later in a case that settled after jury selection.

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Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, LLP, was formed in 1987 by attorneys who had previously worked at two of the largest law firms in the city of New Orleans. They brought with them the practices and high standards of the larger law firms and integrated that with a small-firm atmosphere, making them one of the most select boutique law firms in the city. The firm’s practice areas are diverse and include family law, tax and estate planning, insurance defense, employment law, civil rights litigation, workers’ compensation, and commercial litigation.

The firm is AV Pre-eminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, and many of its attorneys have been recognized as Top Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America among other various honors. The firm is dedicated to personal service and to meeting its clients’ needs as expediently and as inexpensively as possible.

To find out more or schedule a consultation, call the firm at 504-581-2450 or visit


In 1980, Morris Bart ran a simple ad on television. Since that time, his advertising and his law firm have grown to the extent where he has become a household name throughout Louisiana. However, Morris Bart, LLC is much more than just a name. For over 35 years, Morris Bart and his team of over one hundred attorneys fight hard to get the injured the compensation they deserve.

With offices statewide and throughout Mississippi and Alabama, Morris Bart, LLC is proud to be the largest personal injury firm in Louisiana and one of the largest in the United States.

If you or someone you know has been injured, call 855-GET-BART or go to for 24-hour access. You know what to do: “One Call, That’s All!”


Fishman Haygood, based in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, represents the businesses, places, and people that drive commerce on the Gulf Coast and beyond. The firm tailors a broad range of business and litigation services to each client’s individual needs, whether the client is a large company with a multinational reach or a new and emerging enterprise.

Fishman Haygood is known for high-stakes litigation, complex business transactions, and city-defining development work. Combining experience with a healthy skepticism about “the way it’s always been done,”​ Fishman Haygood prides itself on finding solutions where others don’t.

In 2019, Fishman Haygood was top ranked by Chambers USA and named to Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report. The firm congratulates attorneys Louis Fishman, J. Tyler Marquette, Kerry Miller, Lori Mince, Benjamin Reichard, E. Blair Schilling, Steven Serio, and Sterling Willis on being named Top Lawyers in
New Orleans Magazine.

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Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC congratulates Ray Areaux, William Finn, Frank Tessier, and Robert Thibeaux on being named Top Lawyers by New Orleans Magazine. Since the firm’s founding, Ray Areaux has lead the Intellectual Property Practice Group and grown its size and reputation to one of the premier IP practices in the Southeast. Also a founding partner, William Finn focuses on commercial litigation, commercial real estate developments and financings, defense of lender liability claims, debt enforcement actions, bankruptcy, and general business and corporate law. Frank Tessier, another founding partner, practices real estate, banking, corporate and oil and gas law. Robert Thibeaux practices in commercial finance with an emphasis on marine finance and leasing, equipment financing and leasing, aviation finance, asset based financing, factoring and real estate finance. Together with the firm’s other attorneys, these men are committed to providing clients with the highest standards of professionalism, innovative thinking and strong service.

From offices across Greater New Orleans and in Pensacola, Florida, Carver Darden represents business clients throughout the region in both litigation and transactional business matters. For more information visit


The shifts in family dynamics that accompany divorce can be difficult and sometimes painful for the parties involved. To avoid the common problems largely responsible for the fear and suffering related to divorce, individuals going through the process need to understand the system and know what to expect. Counsel from an experienced family law attorney can be invaluable when making tough decisions and planning for the future. With more than 40 years of experience in domestic relations, Barbara J. Ziv, LLC is a small firm committed to helping people seeking advice about divorce and family law matters, including child custody, child and spousal support, and property divisions.

During your initial consultation, Barbara J. Ziv and Esther L. Greenbaum will explain what they need to know about you, why they need to know it, and what you should expect from both the process and your attorney. Their clients can expect competence in family law and matters related to it, clear-cut billing, and trouble-free accessibility.

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For nearly three decades, the attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams Law Firm have been solving complex legal problems with skillful imagination. The firm’s experienced attorneys have breadth of knowledge, providing clients with a diverse array of perspectives in a variety of practice areas, from Business & Corporate Law to Healthcare Law, Personal Injury to Estate Planning, and all types of Litigation.

Outside of the courtroom, community involvement has been a hallmark of Chehardy Sherman Williams. The firm’s attorneys are associated with charitable groups, educational institutions, industry councils, economic leaders, and civic organizations that make up a broad scope of the greater New Orleans community. This involvement and the firm’s dedication to individual and business clients has earned Chehardy Sherman Williams attorneys recognition among peers on a local and national level, and the firm has been ranked among the nation’s best.

Chehardy Sherman Williams has offices in Metairie and Hammond. For more information on the firm’s practice areas, attorneys, and legal approach, visit or call 504-833-5600.


Jones Walker LLP is among the largest 120 law firms in the United States. With offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas, the firm serves local, regional, national, and international business interests and provides a full complement of legal services addressing the needs of a broad spectrum of global and domestic businesses. Jones Walker LLP is committed to providing excellent legal services to major multinational, public and private companies; Fortune® 500 companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and emerging businesses doing business in the US and abroad.

Clients have recognized Jones Walker LLP for consistent excellence in areas such as client focus, anticipating client’s needs, and understanding the client’s business. The firm has been named to the 2019 Client Service A-Team by The BTI Consulting Group, which conducts hundreds of in-house counsel interviews to identify law firms providing top client service.

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For nearly a century, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP has provided high quality, effective legal services that exceed client expectations. From its offices in New Orleans, LA, and Gulfport, MS, Deutsch Kerrigan represents local, national, and international businesses ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small, emerging businesses, organizations and individuals.

Practicing in the areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Marine & Energy Law, Professional Liability Law, and Toxic Tort & Environmental Law, the firm is equipped with up-to-date technologies and information that enable its team to inform clients of the latest legal news and emerging industry trends.

As effective problem solvers, Deutsch Kerrigan’s 65+ legal counselors and trial attorneys view each client’s legal issue as their own, taking on a true partnership and working closely with the client or outside counsel to identify and achieve the best solution. Using a sensible approach to litigation, the firm helps clients resolve disputes by balancing desired business outcomes with what is smart economically.

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When you turn to Glago Williams for help after an accident or in the midst of an insurance dispute, not only will you receive sincere and trustworthy legal support, but you will also benefit from experience gained in over 2,500 cases and more than 160 trials. Managing Partner Mark Glago has focused on civil litigation his entire career, representing many people who have been seriously injured, endured the wrongful death of a loved one, suffered a major property loss, or become involved in a high-stakes business dispute. The firm is well prepared to handle complex class actions as well as representation of individual clients.

Glago Williams’ notable trials and settlements demonstrate a willingness to go the distance when the evidence and legal precedent justify a recovery greater than the defense is willing to offer. Their dedicated, energetic staff prioritizes the problems and concerns of people who have suffered life-changing injuries and losses and collaborates actively and efficiently with other attorneys, qualified medical experts, and other professionals as necessary to build the best possible case.

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Taggart Morton is a New Orleans-based law firm that provides a complete array of legal services to individuals and the business community. Traditionally, the firm’s primary practice involved representing companies engaged in regulated industries (including the healthcare, public utilities, insurance, transportation, media, communications, and technology fields). Taggart Morton’s attorneys now represent clients in business transactions, commercial litigation, and appellate practice, and even handle referred commercial cases and appeals from other firms.

Taggart Morton’s attorneys are skilled in such specialized areas as business disputes, healthcare, insurance regulatory services, bankruptcy, employment, ERISA, antitrust and trade regulation, intellectual property, media/technology, workers’ compensation, real estate, and managed care law. Taggart Morton is small enough to provide a high level of personal attention to each of its clients, yet large enough to address almost any legal need its clients may have. The firm is also active in the community, and takes great pride in Barry H. Grodsky, who recently served as the 78th President of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

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Fisher Phillips, LLP is one of the largest U.S. law firms representing management in the areas of labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits, and immigration law. The firm has over 30 offices with more than 400 attorneys. Founded in 1943, the firm was one of the first in the U.S. to focus its practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Whether it’s a class action involving thousands of potential class members, a jury trial with exposure in the millions, or a union organizing effort or strike that could cripple a company, employers with their choice of employment lawyers choose Fisher Phillips to handle their most difficult and dangerous cases.

Fisher Phillips congratulates Walter W. Christy, Clyde H. Jacob, III and Timothy H. Scott for being named as Top Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law and Edward F. Harold for being named a Top Lawyer in both Labor and Employment Law and Employee Benefits Law.

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