Our increasingly complex society, the New Orleans legal community is working harder than ever to provide fair representation for all citizens. Still, if you need an attorney, how will you know which firm to call? Here are a few of the best and most outstanding law firms in the metropolitan area, with information about designated specialty areas:
Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3600, New Orleans, LA
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC’s New Orleans office opened in true New Orleans spirit – to the tunes of a marching band during the 2004 Mardi Gras season. With only 12 lawyers and a handful of staff, the New Orleans office has grown to 34 attorneys (a total of 46 throughout Louisiana) providing legal services in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, energy, oil and gas, maritime, health care, labor and employment, transportation litigation, tort litigation, complex litigation, antitrust, state and federal tax, general corporate, and real estate and finance.
In 2004, the National Law Journal ranked Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz as one of the 10 fastest growing law firms in the United States. And, it is currently one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. With offices throughout the Southeastern United States, as well as New Orleans, the firm has strategically grown its presence to provide a multitude of legal services and policy advices to clients throughout the country and the world.
David J. Lukinovich
A Professional Law Corporation
5740 Citrus Boulevard, Suite 102, Harahan, LA
Phone 504.818.0401 Facsimile 504.818.0408
17991 Old Perkins Road East, Suite F, Baton Rouge, LA
Phone 225.756.5454 Facsimile 225.756.5441www.lukinovichlaw.com
The Lukinovich Law Firm’s practice includes multi-generational estate planning, wills, trusts and probate; strategic business and tax planning for business acquisitions, sales and other transitions of ownership and management; and tax planning for entrepreneurs, business executives, professionals, and privately-held companies and their owners. As a boutique firm, we offer superior personalized attention with the utmost regard for privacy and confidentiality.
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles
755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles is a premiere Gulf Coast firm concentrating in legal counseling and complex, high-stakes litigation. We are on the forefront of the industries we serve and pride ourselves on unwavering responsiveness to client needs. Our firm consists of over 60 counselors and litigators practicing in the areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Labor & Employment, Toxic Tort; Environmental, Marine & Energy, and Professional Liability Law. The firm also provides a wide variety of legal services in most major practice areas. We have offices in New Orleans and Monroe, Louisiana, and Gulfport and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Frank J. D’Amico, Jr.
622 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA
504.525.7272 or 866.70FRANKwww.damicolaw.net
The Law Office of Frank J. D’Amico, Jr., with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, offers Southeast Louisiana with a variety of legal representation, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and toxic torts. With a staff of six attorneys, numerous associates and staff members, this PLC is approaching its pre-Katrina case load and continues to expand its practice in hopes of aiding all those in need of friendly, legal assistance.
“Our firm is continuing to grow even though we’re in tough times,” D’Amico says. “Our firm has weathered the storm.”
Frilot Partridge, LC
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3600, New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1995 by 23 attorneys, Frilot Partridge has built one of the most successful, sought-after and progressive litigation law firms in our region. Now, with more than 60 attorneys specializing in all areas of litigation and labor and employment matters, we attribute our growth and success to the collective team effort of our people and our unyielding commitment to client service.
Our attorneys work as collaborative business partners with clients and understand their industry, competition, and most importantly, business challenges and goals. Our approach and commitment have brought success to our clients, nationally, regionally and locally. We take pride in our significant growth and accomplishments and feel especially proud they have been built from New Orleans.
Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar
201 St. Charles Avenue, suite 4310, New Orleans, LA 70170
Since 1942, the law firm of Herman Herman Katz & Cotlar has been protecting the rights of New Orleans citizens. Committed to the rebuilding of Louisiana, the firm offered free legal services to the first responder policemen and firemen who remained on the job following Hurricane Katrina. HHK&C, which was instrumental in keeping the Saints in New Orleans during the 1980s, recently secured millions of dollars for the City as special counsel to the N.O. City Council in litigation over the Harrah’s lease.
Partners in the firm have been named Best Lawyers in America, serve as Adjunct Professors to Tulane and Loyola Law Schools, and are past Presidents of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, and the Civil Justice Foundation. As lead trial counsel in Scott v. American Tobacco, the firm was named as a finalist in 2005 for Trial Lawyers of the Year by TLPJ for their role in obtaining a jury verdict of almost $600 Million against Big Tobacco to establish
a trust fund to help Louisiana smokers quit smoking.
In addition to protecting the rights of consumers, HHK&C represents companies such as Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, FedEx Corporation, Loyola University, Frischhertz Electric, Gallo Mechanical Contractors, Giannasca Development Group, and Latter & Blum Property Management Inc., in commercial, construction and other litigation.
Specializing in complex, business, products liability and insurance litigation, HHK&C offers a nationally-recognized tradition of legal excellence to the businesses and families of New Orleans with a long-standing commitment to the judicial system.
Lemle & Kelleher, LLP
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 21st Floor, New Orleans, LA
Phone 504.586.1241 Fax 504.584.9142www.lemle.com
Lemle & Kelleher, LLP is one of the oldest major law firms in Louisiana, tracing its origins back to the late 19th century when New Orleans experienced a boom as the shipping and commercial center of the South. Our attorneys earned a national reputation for excellence through our high profile and successful representation of our various clients, many of whom we continue to represent today. Our practice has diversified and grown considerably over the years to meet the growing needs of our clients regionally and nationally, but the commitment of our founding partners to a tradition of providing clients with the highest quality of legal representation remains one of our firm’s most important attributes to the present day.
Today, Lemle & Kelleher, LLP is engaged in a global law practice, representing international, national and local clients in a wide range of businesses and industries. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. In addition to New Orleans, offices are located in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Houston; Texas.
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000, New Orleans, LA 504.581.7979www.liskow.com
The firm of Liskow & Lewis was established in 1935 when Cullen Liskow and Austin Lewis formed their law partnership. Long recognized for its contribution to the development of Louisiana’s mineral law, the firm has grown over the last half century to meet the evolving demands of its clients and has diversified into a number of other fields. Today, with offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Houston, the firm pursues a wide-ranging litigation and transactional practice. Firm lawyers regularly handle cases of statewide and national interest in both state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas as well as other venues and before state and federal administrative agencies. The firm’s prominence in the profession has been cited in corporate surveys and national publications. To further this tradition of excellence, Liskow & Lewis selectively recruits to bring lawyers with outstanding academic and professional credentials to the firm. The tradition of excellence at Liskow & Lewis that began with its founding partners continues today.
Lynn Luker & Associates, LLC
3433 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone 504.525.5500 Fax 504.525.5599www.lynnluker.com
Your business is important to you and when we are your attorneys, it becomes important to us, too. We will treat your legal matters with the same personal attention you give to your business. We will stand up for your business against those who want to use our legal system as a litigation lottery.
We will be your partners through the legal process. For over 20 years, we have worked with businesses to solve their legal disputes, including employment, admiralty, toxic tort, environmental and commercial matters.
If you want a firm that will partner with your business, call us. We will listen to you, and together we will decide what is best for your business. Then we will get it done. We mean business.
Mollere, Flanagan, & Landry, LLC
Attorneys and Counsellors At Law
2341 Metairie Road, Metairie LA
Serving the Greater New Orleans’ area for more than 40 years, Mollere, Flanagan & Landry’s practice has a varied and broad scope, including real estate, banking and finance, successions and estates, construction, business and commercial law, as well as litigation involving individuals and businesses.
Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond and Mintz
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3200 New Orleans, LA
Phone 504.585.3200 Fax 504.585.7688
For over a century the diverse and creative talents of the
attorneys at Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, L.L.P., have produced a hard working partnership dedicated to providing the best in legal representation and counseling. A full service law firm with a local, regional, and national practice, Montgomery Barnett’s attorneys handle all aspects of corporate, real estate, and business law; commercial litigation, admiralty, products liability, insurance and professional liability; transportation, environmental, and oil and gas;
bankruptcy, tax and estate planning; and entertainment/sports law. Montgomery Barnett’s attorneys take pride in our professional abilities, dedication, and attention to our clients’ interests.
We are also concerned citizens involved in a wide array of community services and projects. The picture that emerges is a dynamic, hard-working, community-oriented law firm. Montgomery Barnett is committed to these values and will continue to deliver the services and results our clients have come to expect.
Oreck, Bradley, Crighton, Adams & Chase
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1480, New Orleans, LA
Phone 504.525.8001 Fax 504.525.8018 Toll Free 800.421.9678
2045 Broadway, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone 303.444.2993 Fax 303.444.3441 Toll Free 800.304.2688www.obcac.com
Oreck, Bradley, Crighton, Adams & Chase concentrates on all facets of state and local tax, including income and franchise, sales and use, and property and ad valorem tax. Our lawyers utilize their extensive experience to counsel clients on tax planning, audit management and resolving tax disputes with state and local taxing authorities.
Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, L.L.P.
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3500, New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1958, Sessions Fishman & Nathan provides high quality, cost-effective and innovative legal services including appellate and litigation services; arbitration; banking; bankruptcy and credit relations; business and corporate law; consumer litigation (defense); health care; labor and employment law (representing management interests); medical malpractice; product liability; real estate; regulatory compliance; tax; torts and insurance defense; and trusts and estate planning. Five partners are listed in Best Lawyers in America and in the international Chambers & Partners Client Guide. Home based in New Orleans, the firm has 14 attorneys assigned to its Chicago, Metairie, San Diego and Tampa offices.
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800, New Orleans, LA
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and serves clients in many jurisdictions. Our talented team of over thirty-five attorneys provides our clients with sophisticated legal services common to a large firm practice but with responsiveness, personal attention and sensible staffing. We now practice in more than 90 principal areas of law to meet the needs of our clients. We believe that these commitments have propelled us to our level of success.
Stanley, Flanagan & Reuter, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2500, New Orleans, LA
Phone 504.523.1580 Facsimile 504.524.0069
934 3rd Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, LA
Phone 318.445.0002 Facsimile: 318.445.-0052www.sfrlawfirm.com
Stanley, Flanagan & Reuter, L.L.C. assists its clients in a wide variety of complex litigation and commercial matters. Our diverse practice includes commercial litigation, the representation of attorneys and law firms in disciplinary and organizational matters, appellate advocacy, intellectual property litigation, construction law, and other areas. Our exceptionally talented group of attorneys have demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence through superior academic performance and
distinction in the practice of law. •