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Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.

General Information

Year founded: 1949
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Overview

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History: Founded in 1949, the firm is one of Louisiana's oldest and largest law offices devoted principally to serving the public and other members of the bar on behalf of victims of wrongful personal injury and death.

Areas of Emphasis: In addition to general tort practice, areas in which the firm's partners and associates are experienced include Admiralty, Products Liability, Professional Negligence, General Maritime, Jones Act and Offshore Oilfield, Aviation, Railroad and other Personal Injury Litigation, as well as Securities Fraud.

Firm Activities: The firm's partners actively participate as Adjunct Professors of Law at Tulane and Loyola Universities, and in continuing legal education activities sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and other regional bar associations.

Special Distinctions: Presidencies: Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Board Memberships: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Chairmanship: New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission, Louisiana State Bar Association, Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Medial Malpractice Section, and New Orleans Bar Association, Medical Jurisprudence Committee.

Memberships: American College of Trial Lawyers, Louisiana State Law Institute Council and National board of Trial Advocacy.

Authorship: Trial Handbook for Louisiana Lawyers.

Rankings

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. is metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Jackson-MS, MS
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
I worked with various lawyers at the Gainsburgh, Benjamin firm for years; all are excellent and deserving of the highest ranking in both ability and ethics.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Mr., David was an excellent attorney to work with at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer.
Michelle V. Conrad – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer attorney Robert David is my first choice when I refer a plaintiff's medical malpractice case.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh Benjamin is an excellent law firm. I have worked with Irving Warshauer in New Orleans and Walter "Bubba" Morrison numerous times with excellent results. Both are excellent lawyers with the highest ethical standards.
Tim C. Holleman, Esq. – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer has superb lawyers!
Bill Bradley – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
The Gainsburgh firm is an excellent law firm in every respect.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
My experience with Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer's staff and attorney Robert David was awesome. I would recommend everyone to this firm.
Michelle V. Conrad – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer were very thorough with us and listened to our problem. They were so helpful to us and always willing to respond to our questions and concerns. I feel blessed that we met and worked with Michael Ecuyer and his staff. We were very pleased with our interactions with them.
Lynne and Richard Anders – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer handles medical-related work, typically or exclusively for plaintiffs. They have a reputation for smart lawyers with sophisticated expertise who are good to deal with. In my experience, if they take a case, you know that there is a real injury and the question is fault. They don't trump up specious claims just to make a buck.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer did a wonderful job and I continue to recommend them to my friends and family.
Selita King, Client
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is a very professional, top-notch firm.
Catherine Jacobs – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is the premier plaintiff firm in the region. They are very professional and ethical. They aggressively represent the interests of clients while maintaining integrity and professionalism.
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is comprised of excellent lawyers all of whom are at the top of their respective game.
Scott Silbert – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
I have referred victims of medical malpractice to Robert David at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer on multiple occasions. On the first case, a younger lawyer died immediately after a medical procedure was performed. That lawyer's wife advised me that the deceased lawyer had told her that if anything bad ever happened to him, that she should contact me. I do not practice medical malpractice law, so I contacted three friends who engage in a medical malpractice defense practice. I explained the situation to them and asked them to list the three best Louisiana plaintiff's medical malpractice attorneys. Robert David was listed as first by two of them and tied for first by the other. I referred the lawyer's family to Mr. David. They were extremely pleased with his handling of the medical malpractice case. Since then, I have referred other potential clients to Mr. David. I have never heard any negative comments from any of the people to whom I recommended Mr. David for their respective medical malpractice claims.
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Both Jerry Meunier and M. Palmer Lambert are excellent in the mass tort arena. I have worked with them for years and can say that if I had to pick a local firm to represent me personally, I would chose Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer. We have worked on the same cases for more than a decade. When there is an area of the law that is not clear or doesn't solidly support the plaintiffs, we turn to Meunier and Lambert for research and argument.
Dawn Barrios – Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is simply the best!
Bill Bradley – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Based on my 38+ years' experience in the area of medical malpractice law, and performing the same work as Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, often working with them on similar or identical issues in this intense and intricate area of the law, it has been my experience, particularly with Robert David, that his knowledge, experience, and expertise are superior in all respects, and his integrity is beyond reproach.
Bobby Malbrough – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is an excellent law firm with top-notch lawyers from top to bottom.
Tim C. Holleman, Esq. – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
I was always treated very respectful and never felt like I was a nuisance no matter how many times I might have called or questions that I might have had for Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer. Even the secretary made me feel good about calling and as if she knew who I was right away and if she couldn’t answer she got right back to me. I also like the fact that most of the time I did get right through to my attorney and talk directly to him. Great representatives of this company and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Gail Morgan – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
For a top-notch earnest, truthful, ethical, forcible lawyer, Irving Warshauer at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is the answer. His understanding of a most complex and painful tragedy proved to be unmatched. He overwhelmingly poured what he gathered at the feet of foreign defendants. We observed his quest for justice and benefited from a show of human concern and caring from him and his team of “angels,” which proved to be a superlative gift in itself.
Lavon Berthelot – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Irving Warshauer of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer has displayed the highest standards in legal skill as well courtesy with which he treats clients and other attorneys. I refer my clients to him without reservation and trust him to handle their medical malpractice claims .
Ellen Creel – Gainsburgh, Benjamin, LLC
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Robert David and Michael Ecuyer are highly skilled medical malpractice attorneys. They are very dedicated to fighting for their clients and getting them the results they deserve. When we were forced to choose a medical malpractice attorney we asked defense attorneys and insurance companies who they feared the most. The answer was always Robert David and Mike Ecuyer. They are recognized for their success and know how to deal with doctors and hospitals and the defenses they use. They have the experience and the track record.
Suzie Brown, Client
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh Benjamin is an excellent Law firm. One of the best in Louisiana.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer has exceptional attorneys!
Bill Bradley – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshaueri s the premier medical malpractice plaintiffs' firm in Louisiana. Michael Ecuyer is an outstanding lawyer.
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
I have worked closely with many partners and staff of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer and have firsthand knowledge of the firm's excellence.
Dawn Barrios – Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
I have referred several medical malpractice clients to Robert David of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer over the years. In every case, the quality of his legal representation in this field has been outstanding.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer represented me against my disability insurance carrier. They kept me informed at every step of the process and represented my interests exceptionally well. They were very thorough and detail oriented. Their fees were fair and explained to me upfront. Their expertise and competency made me very comfortable. I am a very satisfied client.
Dr. William Stein, Client – N/A
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer is an outstanding law firm. They are one of the best in the South.
Ed Walters – n/a
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
All in this firm, from operator to attorney, have always been polite and professional.

Rankings

Metro Rankings

Jackson-MS, MS
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 6
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Associates
Female: 3
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
Paralegals
Female: 1
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 1
Female: 7
Black / African American: 1

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • 2015 Best Law Firms Tier 1 Mass Tort/Class Actions, Medical Malpractice Law and P.I. - Plaintiffs
  • 2016 Best Law Firms Tier 1 Mass Tort/Class Actions, Medical Malpractice Law and P.I. Plaintiffs 2016 Best Law Firms Tier 2 , New Orleans, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Chambers USA 2013
  • 2013 Best Law Firms Tier 1 Personal Injury Plaintiffs
  • 2012 Best Law Firms Tier 1 Personal Injury Plaintiffs
  • Chambers USA 2012
  • Chambers USA 2010

Main Location

New Orleans, LA
Energy Centre, Suite 2800
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
United States
504-522-2304 Call our New Orleans, LA location at 504-522-2304 Get Directions Get directions to our New Orleans, LA location

Office Locations

Ridgeland, MS
240 Trace Colony Park Drive, Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
United States
601-933-2054 Call our Ridgeland, MS location at 601-933-2054 Get Directions Get directions to our Ridgeland, MS location
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