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When you need help with a legal issue, New Orleans offers a vast market of skilled attorneys and well-known firms specializing in every area of law. From single-attorney or boutique firms to largescale, national firms, the following businesses are just a few area resources who may be able to help with your unique situation and get the resolution you seek.

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Since 1942, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, (HH&K) has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of New Orleans citizens, and today the results of those efforts are clear. HH&K has argued before the Louisiana and United States Supreme Courts and in courts across the United States. HH&K attorneys have achieved epic recoveries for individuals in milestone cases including Vioxx, Big Tobacco, and BP Oil.

Locally, HH&K has represented thousands of individuals impacted by natural and man-made disasters, including hurricanes, tainted Chinese drywall, the BP oil spill, and personal injury cases. The firm served as Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel in both the Chinese drywall and BP Oil Spill litigation and represents many local businesses.

HH&K attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America and the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame; they are Adjunct Professors at Tulane and Loyola Law Schools. Through high quality work, excellence, and commitment to public justice, HH&K continues its tradition of excellence.

For more information, call 504-581-4892 or visit hhklawfirm.com.

Melchiode Marks King, LLC 

Melchiode Marks King LLC (MMK) may only be in its sixth 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, four MMK attorneys were recognized as Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine: Jerry Melchiode (Construction Law), Kevin Marks (Admiralty & Maritime Law and Workers’ Compensation), Rich King (Insurance Law) and Scott Huete (Admiralty & Maritime Law and Workers’ Compensation).

While awards are gratifying, the best endorsement is the loyalty of MMK’s clients who have enthusiastically supported the firm. It is that trust and commitment which 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. 

For more information, visit MMKfirm.com.

Lamothe Law Firm, LLC

Lamothe Law Firm, LLC congratulates founder Frank Lamothe on being named a Top Lawyer in New Orleans Magazine.

Lamothe Law Firm aims to help disadvantaged people who have limited recourse to seek justice for being harmed. Corporations can spend large sums of money for lawyers to service their interests. The everyday person has limited resources to hire lawyers to make their lives better. We like to even the score.

The Firm is selective about the number of cases it accepts and wants to make sure its attorneys can devote full attention to each client. The Firm has particular experience in litigation involving sexual abuse and assault by clergy and other employees of religious institutions, as well as by teachers, coaches, and hospitality employees. The Firm also represents workers, and their families, injured by maritime and oilfield accidents, industrial explosions, and other major catastrophes.

For more information about Lamothe Law Firm, visit LamotheFirm.com.

Betsy A. Fischer, LLC

A go-to legal resource for all family law matters including divorce across Southeast Louisiana, Betsy A. Fischer offers real-world, step-by-step guidance for clients facing important life transitions. Families going through hardships want peace of mind and confidence in their future, and Betsy and her team offer the knowledge, care, and attention necessary to ensure clients’ rights and best interests are protected along the way. 

With nearly three decades of experience helping families reach resolutions, Betsy A. Fischer, lawyer and founder, is a skilled trial attorney, strong negotiator, and qualified domestic mediator in child custody, divorce, and other family law matters. She has authored a book on Louisiana divorce law and is a member of numerous prominent professional associations while also serving with the New Orleans Pro-Bono Project.

Whether your case proceeds in a collaborative direction or turns into a full-fledged court dispute, you can rely on this firm to protect your interests. The firm serves Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes. For more information or to arrange a confidential consultation with Betsy A. Fischer visit louisianafamilyandelderlaw.com or call 504-384-7376.

Barbara J. Ziv and Esther L. Greenbaum

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 45 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.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit neworleansdivorces.com or call 504-525-4361.

Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore

Since its founding 20 years ago, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore has concentrated its practice in areas where it can offer clients superior service and results. It serves as local, regional, and national counsel for public companies, privately owned businesses, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, individuals, and insurers with civil litigation needs. 

Irwin Fritchie’s team is made up of accomplished trial attorneys, seasoned litigators, appellate advocates, negotiators, and trusted advisors. With over 50 attorneys in its New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices, the firm achieves superior results by seizing the initiative in litigation and finding cost-effective solutions that meet clients’ goals. Irwin Fritchie prioritizes excellence in legal representation combined with a strong sense of community, purpose, and civic responsibility.

For more information, visit irwinllc.com.

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is a national law firm with offices in New Orleans, Houston, Jackson, Detroit, and New Jersey. Attorneys in the New Orleans office represent a number of corporate clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in a wide-range of litigation in Louisiana and throughout the country. The Firm is proud of its recognitions as a “Top Workplace” in 2020 by The Times-Picayune, as well as a “Best Place to Work” in 2019 by New Orleans CityBusiness. 

Primarily a litigation firm, Forman Watkins’ attorneys are trial ready. The firm tries cases across the country. Most recently, in September of 2020, attorneys from the New Orleans office tried one of the first federal court civil jury trials in the country during Covid-19, which resulted in a defense verdict. Attorneys in the New Orleans office also counsel clients in commercial transactions and employment matters.

For more information, visit formanwatkins.com.

Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC 

Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC, (SNW) wishes to congratulate its nine attorneys listed as Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine: Scott Sternberg, Keith Naccari, Clayton White, Suzy Montero, Michael Finkelstein, Carl Little, Mervatt Eljaouhari, Abid Hussain, and Joseph Marriott.

SNW practices across the state of Louisiana in the areas of business litigation and business counsel, mergers and acquisitions, tax, bankruptcy, media and intellectual property, personal injury, significant family matters, estate planning, real estate and other complex and high-profile matters.

SNW began 2020 with a significant expansion, and when the coronavirus hit, its lawyers didn’t miss a beat—clients saw that SNW’s operations were built for uncertain times like these. The firm’s early commitment to technology and virtual communication systems allowed the firm to continue fighting for clients even as the physical office shut down. On social media, firm attorneys began offering a free educational program for clients and friends about coronavirus recovery.

In just three years, SNW has built its reputation with tenacious litigators and thoughtful business counsel complemented by a tech-forward mindset centered on innovation and efficiency. Find out more at snw.law.

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP

Established in 1928, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP, (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.

For more information, visit bswllp.com.

Kelly Hart Pitre

Kelly Hart Pitre wishes to congratulate its attorneys listed as Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine: Lesli Harris and Aimee Hebert. Kelly Hart Pitre is a leader addressing the most challenging aspects of doing business and protecting Louisiana’s working coast’s vulnerable environment. The firm’s experience includes project development and operations, including related transactions, litigation, regulatory work, and crisis management. It has represented oil and gas and other industrial companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, ports, levee districts, and other public entities.

In addition to its experienced Louisiana team, the firm has the backing of a full-service firm of over 160 lawyers. Kelly Hart’s team builds collaborative relationships and constructs creative solutions to solve complex legal problems. Among its practice areas are appellate, aviation and transportation, bankruptcy, business and civil litigation, corporate and finance, energy, environmental, estate planning, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, regulatory and administrative, and tax law.

Kelly Hart Pitre offices are located at 400 Poydras Street in New Orleans and 301 Main Street in Baton Rouge. For more information, visit kellyhart.com.

Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC

Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, (RABS) offers unmatched legal representation throughout the entire United States, wherein their representation is primarily focused on FELA/railroad injury cases. The firm has successfully tried FELA jury cases in many states and has achieved numerous significant verdicts and settlements, including multi-million dollar results in compensation for its clients in several instances. The firm has helped clients with their cases in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington State, and Virginia. The firm congratulates Perrin Rome and Blake Arata on being named Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine. 

RABS was founded in 2000 and has been very proud of its representation of thousands of railroad workers and their families following often catastrophic and life-altering accidents, including horrific derailments resulting in multiple deaths and other terrible physical consequences.

For more information, visit romearata.com or call 800-249-1306 to schedule a free consultation.

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC

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 seven of the past eight years.  

For more information, visit BarrassoUsdin.com.  

Blue Williams, LLP

Blue Williams, LLP, has been providing high-quality representation to clients throughout the Gulf South in commercial litigation, healthcare and construction law, and business matters since 1983. By recruiting motivated and experienced attorneys in diverse areas of law, Blue Williams is able to provide a full spectrum of services and create lasting solutions to the legal dilemmas faced by clients. The firm’s attorneys practice in seventeen areas of law, including Commercial Litigation, Estate and Tax Planning, Corporate Law, Healthcare Law, Construction Litigation, Insurance Law, Products and Professional Liability and more.

Blue Williams has a history of rising to the challenge and has defended clients in multi-million dollar exposure cases. The firm provides services to a broad spectrum of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to international corporations, local businesses and individuals. Attorneys focus on each client’s individual needs and all available options. 

For more information on Blue Williams’s commitment to providing lasting solutions, visit bluewilliams.com or call 504-831-4091.

Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, LLP

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 LoweStein.com.

Jones Walker LLP

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. The firm is committed to providing a comprehensive range of legal services to major multinational, public and private corporations, Fortune® 500 companies, money center banks, worldwide insurers, and emerging companies doing business in the United States and abroad.

Clients have recognized Jones Walker 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 2020 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.

For more information, visit joneswalker.com.

Chehardy Sherman Williams Law Firm

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 Chehardy.com or call 504-833-5600. 

Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law, LLC

Brittany V. Carter is a proud Southeast Louisiana native working hard to give clients a voice during difficult times with compassionate guidance and support. Her practice focuses on Family Law, Estate Law, and Collections Law and also offers Notary Public services. Since opening her law practice in 2012, Brittany has served as an advocate for clients, advising them and keeping them informed to put them at ease. She is a true solo practitioner, communicating personally with clients from the first phone call to the final signature.

“Most people have no idea what to expect when they file for divorce or inquire about a will or succession,” she says. “I believe in being truthful and transparent, so they enter into every proceeding fully informed and confident.”

Brittany also works to resolve disputes and matters amicably outside of the courtroom as a preferred option for many clients. Her goal is to maintain civility—making the process easier for everyone.

Brittany is honored to have been voted a Top Lawyer by her peers. For more information, call 985-789-4508, email bcarterlaw@gmail.com, or visit brittanyvcarterattorneyatlaw.com.

Morris Bart

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 40 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 MorrisBart.com for 24-hour access. You know what to do: “One Call, That’s All!”

Taggart Morton

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, appellate practice, 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 active in the community and takes great pride in having two former bar presidents among its members, Barry H. Grodsky (Louisiana State Bar Association) and Perry R. Staub, Jr., (New Orleans Bar Association). 

For more information, visit TaggartMortonLaw.com

Allan Berger and Associates

Allan Berger and Associates is a New Orleans based personal injury firm whose main practice areas include automobile accidents, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation, and product device litigation. Allan Berger and Associates has been recognized as one of the top rated firms in Louisiana’s Legal Leaders magazine, providing the highest level of professional excellence.

With over 40 years of legal experience, great pride in community roots, and a strong belief in the heritage of Louisiana, the firm is committed to having its clients’ voices heard throughout the legal process.

In today’s legal environment, matching your legal needs with the correct law firm is crucial to the successful outcome of your case. The attorneys and staff at Allan Berger & Associates ensure that their clients receive the best representation available and that their clients’ legal concerns receive personal attention.

For more information, visit bergerlawnola.com or call 504-526-2222.

McGlinchey Stafford

McGlinchey Stafford congratulates its attorneys listed as Top Lawyers in New Orleans Magazine: Steve Beiser, Mag Bickford, Rudy Cerone, Kathy Conklin, and Kathleen Manning.

McGlinchey is a premier midsized business law firm creatively delivering best-in-class, full service, scalable solutions for clients nationwide by leveraging bold innovation, diverse talent, and leading-edge technology across its networked platform of 15 offices. Instead of being bound by convention and tradition, McGlinchey attorneys stay nimble and responsive, affording greater creativity and flexibility to help clients address their business and legal challenges. McGlinchey is proud to provide firmwide resources to clients of various sizes and jurisdictions at the local, regional, and national levels, and internationally.

“We give you more” isn’t just a spirited tagline or an aspirational claim. It is a commitment you can count on.

For more information, visit mcglinchey.com.

The Derbes Law Firm, LLC

The Derbes Law Firm, LLC’s nine attorneys represent clients in business and financial matters. Practice areas include complex and multi-party commercial litigation and transactions (contract drafting and negotiations, commercial leases, breach of contract litigation, real estate, construction law, and employment law); bankruptcy (chapters 7, 13, 11) for creditors, committees, trustees, and debtors; business formation, break-up, liquidation, dissolution, and member/shareholder disputes; commercial mediation services; end-of-life matters (estate planning, successions and interdictions); representation before taxing authorities; and preparation of retirement orders (including QDROs).

Melanie M. Mulcahy, Esq., The Derbes Law Firm, LLC, 3027 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie, LA  70002, 504-837-1230, DerbesLaw.com.


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