The sprawling world of the law and legal procedures is more mind-bending than TV dramas would have you believe. For this reason, it is crucial to have a strong legal team in your corner and a powerful lawyer fighting for your rights. New Orleans is overflowing with highly qualified and experienced attorneys ready and willing to guide you through the legal process with confidence, integrity, and proven results. From estate and family law to personal injury cases and complex business litigation, these attorneys and firms are ready to tackle just about every legal issue there is.


Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law

Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law, L.L.C., a recipient of New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyer status now four years in a row, sets herself apart as an advocate for civility and personability in the world of Family Law and Estate Law. A true solo practitioner and Southeast Louisiana native, Brittany is the attorney her clients can rely on from the first phone call to the final signature.

Brittany offers compassionate guidance and support to her clients, while also providing transparent communication throughout the legal process. She is the guiding hand to help them through life’s most profound challenges.

“If you are coming to me, odds are you are experiencing something very new; the passing of a loved one, estate planning, or even divorce,” says Brittany. “I am here to help clients find their own voice and know that they have an advocate behind them in uncertain times.”

Find out how Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law, L.L.C. can help you today by calling 985-789-4508, emailing, or

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

Chehardy Sherman Williams

Serving the Greater New Orleans area since 1989, attorneys David Sherman, Lawrence Chehardy and James Williams lead the nationally lauded law firm Chehardy Sherman Williams in the charge for community improvement projects in the Crescent City.

CSW attorneys have taken substantive strides to better their home region through community involvement and stewardship of some of the city’s finest institutions. Partner attorneys are serving as Chairman of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, responsible for attracting and managing sporting events to the city and state; on the Board of Directors of Lambeth House, Inc., a retirement community with 118 independent living apartment homes; serving as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), an organization devoted to fulfilling affordable housing for New Orleans citizens; and recently selected as a commissioner of the City Park Improvement Association (CPIA) to help preserve New Orleans’ City Park; and much more.

With these efforts, along with ten areas of legal expertise, Chehardy Sherman Williams is committed to remaining a vital cog in the philanthropic wheel of New Orleans.

Louis A. DiRosa

Louis A. DiRosa, Jr. is a community focused attorney with many years in the public sector who has begun representing private clients in personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, hurricane claims and entertainment industry contracts.

In a prestigious legal career, Louis A DiRosa Jr. has been chosen multiple times as a “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine and has achieved an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer can receive.

While many attorneys are bottom line driven; Louis values his personality as his greatest asset and has developed the ability to relate to clients from all backgrounds with a unique attention and consideration.

“I never close, not even on holidays,” says DiRosa, “My phone is always ON.”

Regardless of what legal dilemma you are facing, Louis A. DiRosa Jr. is always available to serve his clients at the highest level of excellence.

Potential clients can reach him by phone at 504-615-7340 or at his office at 4608 Rye Street Metairie, La. 70006.

Melchiode Marks King LLC

Melchiode Marks King LLC (“MMK”) was founded on the idea that an experienced, dedicated and diverse group of attorneys could combine big firm capabilities with small firm agility and attentiveness to best serve their clients’ interests. By merging their decades of effort in a broad range of practice areas with technological advances and steadfast commitment to their clients, MMK’s attorneys consistently make this concept a reality.

This year, five MMK members were recognized as “Top Lawyers” by New Orleans Magazine: Jerry Melchiode(Construction Law), Kevin Marks (Workers’ Compensation), Rich King (Insurance Law), Jennifer Simmons (Insurance Law) and Ben Pri-Tal (Construction Law). While awards are gratifying, the best endorsement is the loyalty of MMK’s clients, who have enthusiastically supported the firm since its inception. Whether through advice and counsel, negotiation or litigation, MMK’s tailored approach delivers successful outcomes for a wide array of clients. For more information, visit

Sarah A. Fisher

An associate attorney at Milling Benson Woodward, LLP, Sarah A. Fisher is a proud Acadiana native whose passion is to provide guidance and support while assisting clients with complex legal issues. Since graduating from LSU’s P.M. Hebert Law Center in 2021, Sarah has gained a thorough understanding of the legal system and practices with a diligence that sets her apart. Sarah has experience in civil defense litigation, health care law, estate planning/successions, and more.

Sarah is honored to have been voted a Top Lawyer in Health Care Law by her peers.

To learn more or schedule a free consultation, visit or call 985-292-2000.

Tommy J. Badeaux

Ten years ago, a life changing car wreck left Tommy J. Badeaux with a broken neck, broken hand, over twenty staples/stitches on his head and a fight with his insurance company that felt one sided and predatory. Now a personal injury lawyer, Tommy J. Badeaux strives to fight with an iron resolve and crystal-clear communication for the people that multi-national corporations leave broken in their wake.

When tragedy strikes, you need someone in your corner who has felt what you feel and will fight for what is most precious to you. Tommy J. Badeaux can and will, utilizing the experience and passion of an attorney who knows the value of a strong guiding hand through the world of personal injury and insurance law.

Before you sign that quick settlement, Better Call Badeaux at (504) 323-7777 and learn how first-hand experience and compassion are the keys to winning the compensation you deserve!

Esther L. Greenbaum LLC

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 45 years of experience in domestic relations, Esther L. Greenbaum 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 the initial consultation, Barbara J. Ziv and Esther L. Greenbaum will explain what they need to know about their client, why they need to know it, and what the client should expect from both the process and their 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 or call 504-525-4361.

Milling Benson Woodward LLP

Milling Benson Woodward L.L.P. was founded in 1896 and currently enjoys offices in St. Tammany Parish along the I-12 corridor. The Firm continues its 129-year history of strong advocacy across Louisiana.

The Firm takes pride in its history of representing businesses, healthcare providers, insurers, families, and public servants. The Firm’s practice areas include Admiralty and Maritime; Insurance Coverage and Defense; Litigation; Healthcare; Oil & Gas; Wills and Estates; Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense; Professional Malpractice Defense, and Environmental Law, among other areas of practice.

The Firm’s attorneys are committed to fostering client relationships based upon reliable advice and strong advocacy. The Firm’s attorneys are a mix of experienced attorneys and associate attorneys who have been recruited specifically for their accomplishments and aptitude. Milling’s attorneys respect the Firm’s prestigious past and are focused on building a strong future.

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Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson

Recognized as one of the finest admiralty and maritime law practitioners in America, Paul Sterbcow is managing member of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson LLC and has served the New Orleans area since graduating from Tulane Law School in 1986. Among his many accolades, including being awarded Maritime Lawyer of the Year by the New Orleans Bar Association, Paul was chosen to serve as one of two lawyers to advocate for all plaintiffs in the lawsuits arising from the sinking of the Seacor Power, where 13 crewmen tragically lost their lives while en route to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Paul oversaw the complex litigation that achieved favorable resolution for all plaintiffs in a remarkable two years’ time.

For all maritime and admiralty law needs, contact the law offices of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson LLC and discover some of the best legal minds in the country are right here at home.

Crull, Castaing & Lilly

The law firm of Crull, Castaing & Lilly, the successor of its esteemed late partner, F. Irvin Dymond, has engaged in all aspects of criminal defense, including state and federal charges, felonies and misdemeanors. Its clients range from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations facing federal investigations and charges, allegations of public corruption against public officials, fraud, and tax violations. The boutique yet ever-expanding, nature of the firm’s practice has provided efficient and effective results, whether by refusal or declination of charges, trials and/or wise resolutions and settlements when necessary and advantageous. The firm is also proud of its experience and success in all fields of civil litigation, including major personal injury cases from the plaintiff side.

The mark of the firm is its extensive in-court trial experience, before criminal and civil juries, and in bench trials, led by Eddie Castaing, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and other accolades, with co-lead and support by Ed Lilly. Peter Castaing, Eddie’s son, joined the firm in 2019, after employment in insurance defense firms, and is a rising star in the practice. The lawyers at Crull, Castaing & Lilly stand ready to represent clients and protect their rights, of all kinds. Learn more at

Wagar Hickman LLC

Led by the father & daughter team of Chip Wagar and Sarah Wagar Hickman for over five years, Wagar Hickman, LLC is an award-winning law firm that specializes in medical malpractice and other serious personal injury litigation. Practicing in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, Wagar Hickman, LLC operates with a client-centric approach and lives by the motto, “We hope you never need to contact us. But if you do, we’re here”. A boutique law firm with an emphasis on professionalism and excellence both in and outside of the courtroom, Wagar Hickman, LLC forms one of the only father/daughter legal teams in the state, ensuring a level of familiarity and trust that most firms could only dream of. So, if you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice or serious personal injury, call Chip and Sarah at Wagar Hickman LLC and learn how a family-first approach to the law can make all the difference.

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

Forman Watkins & Krutz is a New Orleans law firm that has been trying cases throughout Louisiana and coast to coast for more than 30 years, with additional offices in Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Texas. Repeatedly recognized as a New Orleans Top Workplace with more than half of the firm’s Partners named as New Orleans Top Lawyers, Forman Watkins represents both Fortune 500 companies and local businesses in tort, employment, and commercial litigation matters.

As a nationally respected law firm, Forman Watkins provides innovative strategies, trusted advice, and cost-effective solutions for clients facing dificult legal challenges. Known for their aggressive but thoughtful approach to litigation, our attorneys bring trial experience and subject matter expertise to every case. Learn more about our diverse and talented team at

Lowe Stein LLC

Lowe Stein, LLC, attorneys have been trusted for over 40 years to provide exceptional legal representation and compassionate strategic advice. Lowe Stein, LLC, assists individual clients as they navigate through milestones in life with marriage contracts, divorce, child custody, property partitions, estate planning, and tax advice. For business and commercial clients, Lowe Stein, LLC assists with legal solutions for business formation, asset protection, real estate issues, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and dissolutions.
The firm stands committed to excellence, professionalism, and effective advocacy for clients while also supporting and helping people and organizations in the community. Driven by its lawyers’ interests, Lowe Stein, LLC provides legal representation in projects locally “for the public good,” contributing professional skills and resources when possible. The firm and its attorneys support diverse social causes and the arts and cultural expressions of New Orleans. Contact us today and receive the tailored solutions you need to resolve your unique legal challenge,

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has more than 425 attorneys nationwide and a coast-to-coast reach. Our lawyers provide trusted legal counsel to regional, national, and international companies with operations and interests in key sectors across the global economy.

With multiple offices in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas, Hinshaw has the Gulf Coast covered. Within the region, we counsel clients in various industry sectors, including Financial Institutions, Automotive Lending, Manufacturing and Construction, Insurance Carriers, Energy, Chemical Companies, and Industrial Services.

Founded in 1934, Hinshaw values long-term client relationships. While we first established a presence in Louisiana in 2020, we have quickly made a name for ourselves in the region. Whatever the issue, our advice and counsel are always tailored to our clients and based on a strong partnership and deep understanding of their business and objectives.

For more information, visit our website at and follow us on LinkedIn.

Law Office of Mary Watson Smith

Focusing on litigation before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Law Office of Mary Watson Smith is rapidly becoming the go-to boutique law firm in New Orleans for high-stakes motion practice and appeals. Over the past four years, Mary has assembled a matchless team of brilliant writers. With a combined seventeen years of Supreme Court clerking experience and with a combined seven appellate clerkships under their belts, Mary and her team have rare insight into how to effectively communicate with a judicial audience. Together, they have worked with some of the most prominent and effective litigators in the State. Mary has appeared as co-counsel of record in numerous successful cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court and has worked behind the scenes on several other Louisiana Supreme Court wins. She looks forward to putting her proven skills to work for you and your clients. •