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New Orleans Elite Lawyers

For Inside New Orleans’ Readers’ Favorite Elite Lawyers, we asked you for your top picks in several categories from Admiralty & Maritime to Workers Compensation. Congratulations to the winners below!

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ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME

Michael R. C. Riess, Riess LeMieux, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1100, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Dean Sutherland, Jeansome and Remondet LLC, 365 Canal St., Suite 1660, New Orleans, 504237-4370 Bert M. Cass Jr., Francis J. Barry, Jr., Walter P. Maestri,

Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Christopher T. Grace, III., Emily C. Canizaro, Frank J. Torres, Scott A. Soule, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Jonathan Tweedy, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea,

BenMaier & Eastham, 365 Canal Street, Suite 2450, New Orleans, 504-561-0323 Ben B. Saunders, Davis, Saunders and Miller, PLC, 450 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite D, Mandeville, 504-527-000 Kevin Marks, Melchiode, Marks, King LLC, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504336-2880 Michael J. Ecuyer, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David,

Meunier & Warshauer LLC 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2800, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Tommy J. Badeaux, The Law Office of Tommy J.

Badeaux, 3500 N. Hullen Street, Suite 17F, Metairie, 504-323-4777 Gregory L. Ernst, The Bagert Law Firm, 650 Poydras St., Suite 2708, New Orleans, 504-523-1117 Delos E. Flint Jr., Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Chris M. Hannan, Baker Donelson, 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3600, New Orleans, 504-566-5200 Jason P. Waguespack, Galloway, Johnson,

Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, 504-526-6802 Ave, Suite 304, New Orleans, 504-300-9938 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504-529-5000

BANKING AND FINANCIAL LAW

Frank A. Tessier, David Landry, Roy E. Blossman, David F. Waguespack, William T. Finn, Carver,

Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman &

Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Alexander N. Breckinridge V., Jones Walker, 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Suite 5100, 504-582-8000 Jamie L. Berger, George C. Freeman III., John W. Joyce, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman,

Freeman & Sarver LLC, 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Aaron M. DeLong, Joseph P. Briggett, Lugenbuhl,

Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504568-1990 Benjamin W. Kadden, Coleman L. Torrans, Jim W. Thurman, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990

BANKRUPTCY AND CREDIT LAW

Mark Mintz, Jones Walker LLP, 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 David F. Waguespack, William T. Finn, Carver,

Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman &

Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Rachel Thyre Vogeltanz Attorney at Law, 428 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, 985-377-9271 J. David Forsyth, Peter S. Title, Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, 400 Poydras St., Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-582-1500 Alicia Bendana, Benjamin W. Kadden, Jim W. Thurman, Ashley L. Belleau, Joseph P. Briggett, Stewart F. Peck, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Andrew D. Mendez, John M. Landis, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200

CLASS ACTIONS LAW

Michael R. Allweiss, Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, 701 Poydras St., Suite 3600, New Orleans, 504-517-8160 Andrew J. Geiger, Allan Berger, Allan Berger &

Associates, PLC, 4173 Canal St., New Orleans, 504-486-9481 Richard E. Sarver, Judy Y. Barasso, Stephen H. Kupperman, Steven W. Usdin, Barrasso,

Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver LLC 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Kathryn Knight, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Norman F. Hodgins, III, Bennett Hodgins Law, 500 Water Street, Madisonville, 985-237-5050

COMMERCIAL LITIGATOR

Jonathan S. Forester, Christopher K. LeMieux, Michael R.C. Riess, Riess LeMieux, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1100, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 H. Minor Pipes, III, Stephen Miles, Pipes, Miles,

Beckman LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1800, New Orleans, 504-322-7070 Robert S. Stassi, Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier,

Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Adam Massey, Strauss, Massey, Dinneen LLC, 935 Gravier Street, Suite 1250, New Orleans, 504380-0290 John Creevy, Herman, Herman & Katz LLC, 820 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 504-581-4892 Fritz Metzinger, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 George C. Freeman, III., Jamie L. Berger, David N. Luder, Michael A. Balascio, Richard E. Sarver, Judy Y. Barrasso , Steven W. Usdin Richard Sarver, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman,

Freeman & Sarver LLC 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Guice A. Giambrone, Laura M. Gillen, Christopher M. Hatcher, Aldric “Ric” C. Poirer, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Jack M. Alltmont, Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, 400 Poydras St., Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-582-1500 Mark S. Stein, Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss &

Hauver, 701 Poydras St., Suite 3600, New Orleans, 504-517-8160 Thomas M. Benjamin, Richard G. Passler, Peter J. Butler, Jr., Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1500, New Orleans, 504-619-1800 Bruce A. Cranner, Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight, 2250 7th Street, Mandeville, 985-624-5010 Michael Walshe, Stephen G. Bullock, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Jason P. Waguespack, Galloway, Johnson,

Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, 504-526-6802

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS LAW

William T. Finn, David Landry — Carver, Darden,

Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux

LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans,

Vanessa Motta

MOTTA LAW FIRM, LLC

“A woman who does what she says and has the results to prove it.” That’s how clients describe Vanessa Motta, a Hollywood Stuntwoman who became a Personal Injury Attorney. Vanessa aggressively fights for her clients’ rights, ensuring they receive the quality of medical care they deserve. Recently, Attorney Motta tried a case where she obtained a $1.3 million dollar jury verdict. Her slogan, “Send ‘er in,” has made a splash in the legal community. Vanessa meets individually with every client during consultation and personally argues cases in federal and state court on issues that arise during litigation. She’s always ready to take a case to trial to obtain fair value for her client’s injuries, because, for her, it’s personal. Vanessa has learned to fight hard and be determined through her personal experiences. Vanessa’s daughter, Julia recently had received a dual transplant (kidney and liver) and her daughter also survived a ruptured brain aneurysm, which required three emergency surgeries. Vanessa suffered a severe neck injury from a hit-and-run driver, which derailed her stunt career. “My own insurance company refused to treat me fairly,” Vanessa says, “so I understand and can relate how difficult it can be for my clients.” Vanessa’s success as a Personal Injury Attorney has not gone unnoticed — she was awarded in 2022, Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, a nomination that only .03% of attorneys ever receive. Vanessa has also been awarded in the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers and Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers. If you find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney, call Vanessa Motta and “send ‘er in” as she is not some gimmick, she is a trial attorney and fights for what you deserve.

Motta Law Firm is located at 3632 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

504-585-3800 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504529-5000 Jeffrey I. Oakes, Brice Jones & Associates, 61025 Hwy. 1091, Slidell, 985-6432413 Kevin Marks, Melchiode, Marks, King LLC, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-336-2880 Michael J. Ecuyer, Gainsburgh, Benjamin,

David, Meunier, & Warshauer LLC, 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2800, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Ellis B. Murov, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504581-5141 Benjamin W. Kadden, Lugenbuhl,

Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Jonathan Tweedy, Schouest, Bamdas,

Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham, 365 Canal Street, Suite 2450, New Orleans, 504-561-0323 Matthew P. Miller, Miller, Sullivan &

DeMarcay, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1515, New Orleans, 504-708-1300 Bernard, J Bagert, The Bagert Law Firm, 650 Poydras St., Suite 2708, New Orleans, 504-523-1117 Johnny L. Domiano, Jr., Adams and Reese

LLP, 701 Poydras St., Suite 4500, New Orleans, 504-582-8000

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Jonathan S. Forester, Christopher K. LeMieux, Michael R. C. Riess, Johanna “Liz” Lambert, Michael S. Blackwell, Riess

LeMieux, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1100, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Rob Couhig, III., Couhig Partners LLC, 3250 Energy Centre, 1100 Poydras St., New Orleans, 504-588-1288 R. Douglas Vaughn, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Mickal P. Adler, Brett W. Tweedel, Blue

Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Gregory P. Aycock, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton,

Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Nicholas J. Wehlen, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Gerald A. Melchiode, Melchiode, Marks and Kings LLC, 639 Loyola Avenue,

CORPORATE LAW

Alexander N. Beckinridge, V, Jones Walker

LLP, 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 John Creevy, Herman, Herman & Katz LLC, 820 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 504581-4892 Amanda Butler Schley, Business Law

Group, 900 Camp St., Suite 450, New Orleans, 504-446- 6506 Stephen Kepper, Intellectual Property

Consulting LLC, 400 Poydras St., Suite 1400, New Orleans, 504-322-7166 Abid Hussain, Sternberg, Naccari & White

LLC, 935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020, New Orleans, 504-383-0716 Jennifer E. Barriere, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton,

Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Dante Maraldo, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Blake Arcuri, Laura Rodrigue, Rodrigue &

Arcuri, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 114412, New Orleans, 504-249-6990 Jeffery I. Oakes, Brice Jones & Associates, 61025 Hwy. 1091, Slidell, 985-6432413 Fritz Metzinger, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504581-3200

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

Peter M. Thomson, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Avery Pardee, Jones Walker LLP, 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504582-8000 Ian Atkinson,Schonekas, Evans, McGoey &

McEachin LLC, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1600, New Orleans, 504-680-6050 Brian Capitelli, Capitelli & Wicker, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2950, New Orleans, 504-582-2425 Chase R. Anderson, Attorney at Law, 981 Cleveland St., Franklinton, 985-8395757 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504529-5000 Cameron Mary, Brown and Mary LLC, 4021 Desoto St., Mandeville, 985-626-9990 Keith Couture, Couture Law LLC, 1011 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville,

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW

Catherine “Cassie” Giarusso, Pipes, Miles,

Beckman LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1800, New Orleans, 504-322-7070 Tiffany O. Cazabon, Guice A. Giambrone, III., Christopher M. Hatcher, Amanda M. Plaiscia, Jeremy D. Rush, Craig R. Watson, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Frederic Ted Le Clercq, Kelly L. Covington, Ellis B. Murov, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Rachel W. Wisdom, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Rachael Jeanfreau, Eve B. Masinter, E. Fredrick Preis, Jr., Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1500, New Orleans, 504-619-1800 Renee S. Melchiode, Melchiode, Marks,

King LLC, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-336-2880

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

David N. Luder, Richard E. Sarver, Craig Isenberg, Barrasso, Usdin,

Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver

LLC 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Clay Garside, Joel Waltzer, Robert Wiygul,

Waltzer, Wiygul & Garside, 3201 General DeGaulle Dr., Suite 200, New Orleans, 504-340-6300 Daria B. Diaz, Edward B. Poitevent, II., Stone

Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Michael R. Phillips, Claire Juneau, Jeffery Gelpi, Kean Miller LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3600, New Orleans, 504585-3050 Céleste D. Elliot, Joseph P. Guichet, James R. Guidry, Tina L. Kappen, Kristopher T. Wilson, Elia Diaz-Yeager, Lugenbuhl,

Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990

FAMILY LAW

Georgia Thomas, Seale & Ross, 337 Hwy 21, Suite A, Madisonville, 985-792-4000 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504529-5000 Carolyn B. Hennesy, Atty at Law, 400 Poydras St., Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-582-1585 Barbara J. Ziv and Esther L. Greenbaum,

Esther L. Greenbaum LLC, 701 Poydras St., Suite 4100, New Orleans, 504-525-4361 Lacy M. Smith, The Law Office of Lacy M.

Smith, 3914 Canal St., New Orleans, 504-249-8242 Elizabeth Zavala, Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight, 2250 7th Street, Mandeville, 985-624-5010 Virginia Erwin Sirera LLC, 1070-B West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, 985246-3180 Mitchell J. Hoffman, Robert C. Lowe, David M. Prados, Suzette M Smith, Lowe,

Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, 701 Poydras St., New Orleans, 504517-8160 Pamela Noya Molnar, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Maggie A. Broussard, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law LLC, 90 Louis Prima Drive, Covington, 985789-4508

GAMING LAW

Roy E. Blossman, David F. Waguespack,

Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier,

Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 C. Lawrence Orlansky, Fritz Metzinger, Kathryn K Knight, Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Thomas M. Benjamin, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1500, New Orleans, 504-619-1800

HEALTHCARE LAW

Richard E. Gruner, Jr., Gregory S. LaCour, Dante Maraldo, Bert J. Miller, Ric Poirier, Ryan J. Roemershauser, Cynthia Cleland Roth, A. Rebecca Wilmore,

Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-8314091 Jennifer W. Herbert, Jessica Salafia, Perry R. Staub, Taggart Morton LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2100, New Orleans, 504-599-8500 Conrad Meyer, V, Chehardy, Sherman,

Williams, Recile & Hayes, 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 1100, Metairie, 504-9772687

IMMIGRATION LAW

Elaine Dorothy Kimbrell, Ware

Immigration, 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 555, 504-830-5900 Malvern C. Burnett, Helen Burnett, Maria Lau, The Law Offices of Malvern C.

Burnett, APLC, 1523 Polymnia St., New Orleans, 504-586-1922 Nick G. Castrogiovanni, Castrogiovanni Law, 3337 N. Hullen St., Suite 300, Metairie, 504-507-0008

INSURANCE LAW

H. Minor Pipes, III., Alexis Joachim, Chris Teske, Kristin Beckman, Pipes, Miles,

Beckman LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1800, New Orleans, 504-322-7070 David A. Strauss, Susan Dinneen, Strauss,

Massey, Dinneen LLC, 935 Gravier Street, Suite 1250, New Orleans, 504380-0290 Leslie Knowles, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea,

BenMaier & Eastham, 365 Canal Street, Suite 2450, New Orleans, 504561-0323 Jacob Young, Chehardy Sherman Williams,

Recile & Hayrs, 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 1100, Metairie, 504-833-6600 Jose Barro, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins,

Burr & Smith, 3 Sanctuary Blvd, 3rd Floor, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Marne Jones, Thompson, Coe, Cousins &

Irons LLP, 601 Poydras, Suite 1850, New Orleans, 504-526-4350 Judy Y. Barrasso, Steven W. Usdin, Michael A. Balascio, John W. Joyce, Barrasso,

Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman &

Sarver LLC 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Wayne R. Maldonado, Ungarino &

Maldonado, 3850 N Causeway Blvd, Suite 1280, Metairie, 504-836-7555 Jason Freas, James A. Prather, Galloway,

Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 3 Sanctuary Blvd, 3rd Floor, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Nicholas P. Arnold, Brian C. Bossier, Craig R. Watson, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Brad Ferrand, Treadaway & Bollinger LLC, 406 N Florida St, Suite 2, Covington, 985-871-8787 Sean Mount, Kermit L. Roux, III., Deutsch,

Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Seth A. Schmeeckle, Joseph P. Guichet, Stephen F. Butterfield; Céleste D. Elliot; Tina L. Kappen; Shaundra M. Schudmak, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton,

Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Gerald A. Melchiode, Richard King, Jennifer Simmons, Melchiode, Marks, King

LLC, 639 Loyola Ave., Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-336-2880 Jason P. Waguespack, Galloway, Johnson,

Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, 504526-6802

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW

William Wright, IV. Adams and Reese LLP, 701 Poydras St., Suite 4500, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Richard E. King, Melchiode, Marks, King

LLC, 639 Loyola Ave., Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-336-2880 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504529-5000

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Michael C. Luquet, Breazeale, Sachse &

Wilson LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1500, New Orleans, 504-619-1800 Robert J. David, Gainsburgh, Benjamin,

David, Meunier, & Warshauer LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2800, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Robert I. Baudouin, Stephen M. Pizzo, Jacob K. Best, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Karen P. Holland, Deutsch Kerrigan, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504581-5141 Jocelyn “Josie” R. Guidry, Talley, Anthony,

Hughes & Knight, 2250 7th Street, Mandeville, 985-624-5010 Allan Berger, Allan Berger & Associates,

PLC, 4173 Canal St., New Orleans, 504-486-9481 Paul D. Hesse, Brice Jones & Associates, 61025 Hwy. 1091, Slidell, 985-6432413 Timothy K. Lamy, Foley Lamy & Jefferson, 3914 Canal St., New Orleans, 504586-9395 Joseph Piacun, Piacun Law Firm LLC, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 2100, New Orleans, 504-867-4542 Karen Holland, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504581-5141 E. Paige Sensenbrenner, Adams and Reese

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

LAW

Jeffrey I. Oakes, Brice Jones & Associates, 61025 Hwy. 1091, Slidell, 985-6432413 Matthew P. Miller, Miller, Sullivan &

DeMarcay, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1515, New Orleans, 504-708-1300 Gregory S. LaCour, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091

OIL AND GAS LAW

M. Taylor Darden, David Landry, Robert S. Stassi, Matthew J. Fantaci, Carver,

Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn,

Blossman & Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Craig Isenberg, Barrasso, Usdin,

Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver

LLC 909 Poydras St., Suite 2350, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Michael Phillips, Claire Juneau, Jeffrey Gelpi,

Kean Miller LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3600, New Orleans, 504-585-3050 Harold Flanagan, Flanagan Partners LLP, 201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3300, New Orleans, 504-569-0235 Adelaida J. Ferchmin, Delos E. Flint, Jr., Todd G. Crawford, Alan R. Davis, Destinee F. Ramos, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-5681990 Jason P. Waguespack, Galloway, Johnson,

Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, 504526-6802

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATOR

Amanda Sansone, Sansone Law Firm, 814 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, 985-9006000 Jennifer Cortes Johnson, Nancy Butcher, The

Law Queens, 3900 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 1200, Metairie, 504-910-7243 Morris Bart, Attorney at Law, 601 Poydras St., 24th Floor, New Orleans, 504-5258000 Gordon T. Harrin, 106 Park Place Suite 205, Covington, 985-888-5112 Vanessa Motta, Motta Law Firm, 3632 Canal Street, New Orleans, 504-500-7246 Brice Jones, Brice Jones & Associates, 61025 Hwy. 1091, Slidell, 985-6432413 Nicholas Cressy, Forrest, Cressy & James, 1222 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, 504-605-0777 Stephen Rue, Stephen Rue and Associates, 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, 504529-5000 Chuck Cusimano, III, Cusimano Law Firm, 631 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504-525-1213 Ben Saunders, Joseph Miller, Davis,

Saunders and Miller PLC, 450 N Causeway Blvd., Suite D, Mandeville, 985-612-3070 Mark Jaffee, Plotkin, Vincent, & Jaffe LLC, 111 Veterans Blvd, Suite 520, Metairie, 504-420-7648 Rachael Catalanotto, Rene Frederick &

Associates, 222 N. Vermont St., Covington, 985-893-8484 Douglas J. Womac Jr., Edward J. Womac,

Womac Law Firm, 3501 Canal Street, New Orleans, 504-470-3935 Julie-Anne Duhe, Duhe Law Firm, 3350 Ridgelake Drive, Suite 200, Metairie, 504-832-2232, Jimmy Cronvich, Favret, Carriere &

Cronvich, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2300, New Orleans, 504-383-8978 Brian Page, Trust Guss, 400 Poydras, Suite 1975, New Orleans, 504-608-1038 Donald D’Aunoy Jr., Law Office of Donald

D’Aunoy Jr., 525 Clay St., Kenner, 504508-6414

REAL ESTATE LAW

Frank A. Tessier, Carver, Darden,

Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman

& Areaux LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-5853800 Wesley M. Plaisance, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, 909 Poydras St., Suite 1500, New Orleans, 504-619-1800 Richard Montgomery III., Deutsch Kerrigan

LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Michael R. Schneider, Scott T. Whittaker,

Stone Pigman, 909 Poydras St., Suite 3150, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Jeffrey P. Good, Jones Walker LLP, 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504582-8000 James A Mounger, Granite Title Agency,

Inc., 1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 600, New Orleans, 504-587-1500 Brittany Walker, Daigle, Fisse, Kessenich

LLC, 227 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, 985871-0800

Jennifer Cortes-Johnson and Nancy “Naz” N. Butcher

CORTES-JOHNSON & BUTCHER, LLC

Cortes-Johnson & Butcher, LLC, better known as “The Law Queens,” are different from the typical personal injury law firm. They have worked on the other side for many years, so they know how the insurance companies work and use this knowledge to assist and protect their clients. Jennifer Cortes-Johnson, the child of immigrant parents, and Nancy “Naz” Butcher, an immigrant herself, comprehend both the importance of compassion and understanding when dealing with the law with their clients. “The best part of being an attorney is helping a client through a difficult time and aiding them in navigating a system that can be hard to understand and frustrating,” Butcher says. Cortes-Johnson agrees, “Interacting with clients on a personal level is my favorite aspect of the job.” If you are in an accident, The Law Queens suggest that you document everything and never take the first settlement. “You have one year from the date of an accident to file suit, and if you settle too soon, you may not be fully compensated for the injuries you suffered or the medical bills you incur,” Butcher says. “Not all attorneys are created equal,” says Cortes-Johnson. “When you call to speak with one of The Law Queens, it is myself or Naz with whom you speak. We take all your calls and answer all your questions.” By using their knowledge as former insurance defense attorneys, The Law Queens provide a strong voice for injured parties.

The Law Queens are located at 3900 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 1200, Metairie. 504-910-7243. thelawqueens.com

Amanda Sansone

SANSONE LAW FIRM

Amanda Sansone was born right here on the Northshore. She was a Slidell High Tiger BEFORE she was an LSU Tiger. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, concentrated in Criminology, with a minor in Social Work. After getting married and having her children, she went back to school to receive her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Before practicing law, Amanda worked nearly ten years as a Probation Officer for the 22nd Judicial District Court, which includes St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. She loved her time in Probation but wanted to do more for her community. That want to do more drove her to apply for law school. After passing the bar, she worked in a local law firm for five years, gaining experience and confidence in her practice. She opened her own law firm in 2019. Amanda’s practice involves personal injury, criminal defense, products liability, homeowners, and general liability disputes. She offers a combination of experience with a commitment to providing effective, efficient, and strong legal representation for ALL her clients in ALL legal matters. “I enjoy the relationships I’ve been able to develop with my clients. I really get a chance to know my clients on a personal level so that I can be more effective in navigating the nature of their needs,” she says. Amanda is a member of the 22nd JDC Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and is a commissioned Notary Public for the State of Louisiana. She is married and lives in Madisonville with her husband and two children.

Lauren Navarre, Fleur De Lis Title, 100 West Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, 985277-5550 Jason Freas, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins,

Burr & Smith, 3 Sanctuary Blvd, 3rd Floor, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Anne E. Raymond, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990

TAX LAW

Cary Bryson, Angie Bryson, Brandon Juneau, Jessica B. Thibodaux, Bryson Law Firm, 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 1900, Metairie, 504-875-3422 Matthew P. Miller, Miller, Sullivan &

DeMarcay, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1515, New Orleans, 504-718-1300 Tyler J. Arbour, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-5681990 Michele M. Echols, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Kendra H. Merchant, Liskow and Lewis, 701 Poydras St. Suite 5000, New Orleans, 504-581-7979

TRANSPORTATION LAW

Jason Freas, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins,

Burr & Smith, 3 Sanctuary Blvd, 3rd Floor, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Alan R. Davis, Delos E. Flint, Jr., Thomas L. Colletta Jr., Destinee F. Ramos, Todd G. Crawford, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Denia Aiyegbusi, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504581-5141 Ben B. Saunders, Davis, Saunders and

Miller PLC, 450 N Causeway Blvd., Suite D, Mandeville, 985-612-3070

TRUSTS AND ESTATES LAW

Brittany V. Carter, Attorney at Law LLC, 90 Louis Prima Drive, Covington, 985789-4508 David Landry, Carver, Darden, Koretzky,

Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux

LLC, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Ryan Scafidel, Scafidel Law Firm LLC, 4130 Canal Street, New Orleans, 504-4850200 Ronald Chip Morrison, Jr, Morrison Law

Group PLC, 3813 N Causeway Blvd, Suite 200, Metairie, 504-831-2348 Cailin Allain, The Law Office of Cailin Allain, 1503 Eastwood Drive, Slidell, 985-7883204 Matthew P. Miller, Miller, Sullivan &

DeMarcay, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 1515, New Orleans, 504-708-1300 Amanda Sullivan, NOLA Succession Law, 4141 Veterans Blvd., Suite 212, Metairie, 504-885-3332 Jason Freas, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins,

Burr & Smith, 3 Sanctuary Blvd, 3rd Floor, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Tyler Arbour, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck,

Rankin & Hubbard, 601 Poydras St., Suite 2775, New Orleans, 504-5681990 April L. Watson, Michele M. Echols, Gregory S. LaCour, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Chuck Cusimano III., Cusimano Law Firm, 631 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 504-525-1213 E.B Dittmer, II, Talley, Anthony, Hughes &

Knight, 2250 7th Street, Mandeville, 985-624-5010 John C. Overby, Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr., Stone

Pigman Walther Wittmann, 909 Poydras St #3150, New Orleans, (504) 581-3200 Jack M. Alltmont, William D. Norman, Jr., Joel A. Mendler, Stephanie Graf Gamble, Jessica Bach, Eric M. Schorr, Lawrence M. Lehmann, Carole Cukell Neff, Sessions,

Fishman & Nathan, 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504582-1500

WORKERS COMPENSATION

LAW

Kevin Marks, Melchiode, Marks, King LLC, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2550, New Orleans, 504-336-2880 Daren Sarphie, Workers’ Compensation LLC, 3045 Ridgelake Dr. Suite 203, Metairie, 504-838-8883 Scott Discon, Discon Law Firm, 424 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite A, Mandeville, 985-674-9748 Alan G. Brackett, Mouledoux, Bland,

Legrand & Brackett, 701 Poydras St., Suite 600, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Kelsey Bonnaffons, Galloway Johnson

Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 701 Poydras St., 40th Floor, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 David B. Parnell Jr., Eric E. Pope, Frank J. Torres, Blue Williams, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, 504-831-4091

Georgia Kobos Thomas

SEALE & ROSS

Georgia Kobos Thomas believes that if you work hard doing what you enjoy, then you will have a great career with many satisfied clients. With these lessons in mind, Thomas has been practicing law for 22 years in Southeastern Louisiana, primarily in the New Orleans metropolitan area and the Florida Parishes. Thomas graduated summa cum laude (first in class) with a B.S. in Political Science from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She earned her juris doctorate in May, 2000 from Loyola University School of Law. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District and Middle District of Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. At SEALE & ROSS, Thomas maintains a thriving domestic litigation practice, wherein she has successfully handles matters related to premarital planning, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child support, child custody/visitation, OCS matters, protective orders, and community/marital property dissolution. She also handles intra-family and private domestic adoptions, and international re-adoptions. Thomas also practices estate planning, wherein she prepares wills, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, and living wills. Likewise, Thomas maintains a succession and interdiction practice. Her practice also has an emphasis in the areas of business law encompassing both transactional work and commercial litigation. She assists small to medium size in organizing limited liability companies and preparing operating agreements. Thomas is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the 21st and 22nd Judicial District Bar Associations. She is past vice president for the Association of Women Attorneys - New Orleans and past board member of the New Orleans Center for Speech and Hearing. Thomas was selected to participate in Leadership St. Tammany for the Class of 2014, and is involved with the Leadership Foundation. Currently residing in Mandeville, Louisiana with her husband and four children, two of whom are adopted, Thomas attends St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church. Thomas is a triathlete, having competed in several sprint triathlons. Thomas is also an avid cyclist, enjoying her work on her road bike and Peloton.