Lambert J. "Joe" Hassinger, Jr.

Lambert J. "Joe" Hassinger, Jr.: Attorney with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation AV stamp icon
  • Director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation
  • One Shell Square, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70139
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  • Lambert J. Hassinger Jr. (Joe) has devoted his practice exclusively to litigation in both state and federal courts. Joe has tried cases in every federal district in Louisiana as well as in parishes across the State. He has also successfully litigated cases before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    He has earned a Martindale Hubbell Client Review Rating of "Preeminent" based on based on Communication Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service and Value for Money. He has earned a Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent," based on Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.

    In 2011, Joe was privileged to complete the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earn the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP). That designation recognizes his understanding of and commitment to the business of managing litigation, as well as the value, skills and knowledge he brings to his business and client base. The Litigation Management Institute is an intensive multi-day program hosted at Columbia Law School. The Council on Litigation Management presented executives with extensive litigation experience to share their insight into client relations, experience and confidentiality; reserving and data management; alternative fee arrangements; coverage perspectives; risk transfer; strategic implementation of the litigation management plan; resolution strategies, and document and file management. "The Institute exceeded my expectations,” said Mr. Hassinger. "It was dynamic, intensive and challenging. Industry leaders from across the country provided us with invaluable insight, strategies and best practices to enhance effective case management and maximize return for our clients.”

    His practice areas are Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation; Insurance Defense; Insurance Coverage; Construction Defect Litigation; Retail & Restaurant; Public Entity Liability & Civil Rights; Professional Liability; Hospitality, Entertainment and Leisure; and, Amusements, Sports and Recreation.

    Joe is the immediate past-president of IALDA, the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (www.ialda.org). He also serves on the Charter Board of Directors of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). He is an active member of International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA), American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM), F24 Committee (Amusement Rides & Devices), F08 Committee (Sports Equipment and Facilities), Litigation Counsel of America, and the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), New Orleans Chapter.

    Joe was named as a Top Lawyer for 2010 by New Orleans Magazine and selected as a 2010 Leader in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness.

    Joe's community and civic involvement includes service in the Knights of Columbus, St. Dominic Men’s Club and the Lake Terrace Property Owners Assn. (past-president). He was appointed to the Louisiana Non-Flood Asset Management Authority and currently serves as its Vice-Chairman. He has been married to his wonderful wife for 25 years and has three incredible children.
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    4.8/5.0 (2)
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Biography

Lambert J. Hassinger Jr. (Joe) is a problem solver. His long-term client relationships are based on excellent communication, early case assessment, and candid advice. Joe understands that the goal is to bring each matter to conclusion in the most efficient and effective way possible. As Joe explains, “clients deserve proactive, focused, and deliberate strategies and tactics. So, if we need to try the case, let’s try it. If we can resolve it by mediation or negotiation, let’s work toward that goal. Either way, we will push the case to conclusion.”

That methodology makes sense for our clients and our firm. “Our clients are under constant pressure to reduce litigation expense, which is in large part a function of cycle time and whether the litigation is managed by a client and attorney who work in sync,” Joe explains. “And as a successful law firm,” he adds, “we are profitable not by maximizing billing opportunities on a particular matter or in a particular month, but by building and maintaining long-term client relationships that result in our clients calling on us again and again to solve problems.”

Joe manages litigation in both state and federal courts. He has tried cases in every federal district in Louisiana as well as in parishes throughout the State. He has also successfully litigated cases before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joe has earned a Martindale Hubbell Client Review Rating of “Preeminent” based on Communication Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service and Value for Money. He has earned a Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” based on Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.

In 2011, Joe was privileged to complete the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earn the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP). That designation recognizes his understanding of and commitment to the business of managing litigation, as well as the value, skills and knowledge he brings to his business and client base.

Joe knows that being an effective counsel includes not only excellent trial skills but outstanding negotiation and conflict resolution skills as well.

Joe is also a talented and experienced mediator, and serves as a mediator through MAPS Mediation and Arbitration Services (www.maps-adr.com).

Joe was recognized as a Top Lawyer for 2014, 2013 and 2010 by New Orleans Magazine, and selected as a 2010 and 2017 Leader in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness. Joe has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for construction defect litigation in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

NEWS

•Jul 05
New Orleans Director Joe Hassinger Re-Elected President of the Flood Protection Authority-East
•Apr 17
Flood Protection Authority-East’s First Edition of New Quarterly Newsletter
•Apr 10
Louisiana Claims Association Annual Conference
•Feb 01
New Orleans Director Joe Hassinger To Present Free CLE/CE March 22nd
•Jan 03
Galloway Supports the 2018 AIMS Safety Seminar
•Oct 09
Galloway Proud Sponsor of IACP Annual Conference
•Aug 15
Seven Galloway Attorneys Included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
•Jun 16
Galloway Director Joe Hassinger Re-Elected President of Flood Protection Authority
•Nov 10
Recreation and Amusement Park Compliance and Litigation Conference - February, 2015

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Mass Tort & Class Action
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Products Liability
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Amusements, Sports & Recreation
  • Construction
  • Hospitality, Entertainment & Leisure
  • Premises Liability
  • Amusements, Sports, and Recreation
  • Hospitality, Entertainment, and Leisure
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(504) 525-6802  Phone
(504) 525-2456  Fax
www.gjtbs.com
University Attended:
Loyola University, Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy, Fellow - Institute of Politics; Loyola University, Master of Arts - Religious Studies
Law School Attended:
Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
United States District Court -all districts in Louisiana; 1992, Louisiana; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships:

ASSOCIATIONS

•President, Board of Commissioners - Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East (www.floodauthority.org)
•Founding Member and Board of Directors - National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
•International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA) - Board of Directors and Past President
•Louisiana Retailers Association
•International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
•Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
•Louisiana Claims Association
•RIMS
•Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association (FIRMA)
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

ISLN:
900799493

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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