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Year founded: 2005
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Overview

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Founded in 2005 by seven attorneys, JGM provides exceptional service to our clients from our offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Mandeville, Louisiana. JGM has substantial litigation and regulatory experience in the energy, oil and gas, and insurance industries. The size of our firm and our approach to the practice of law allows us to deliver exceptional service to both Fortune 500 companies and small, emerging businesses. Our lawyers and staff acknowledge our past success is due to the unwavering support that our clients have provided by entrusting us with their matters, from general advice and recommendations to high-stakes disputes.

Johnson Gray McNamara, LLC is a majority-owned Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the WBENC. Our firm hires law school graduates who have achieved the highest level of academic distinction, as well as attorneys who have done the same and proven themselves in the courtroom and legal community. We are a small firm comprised of 13 lawyers in three Louisiana cities, and JGM is consistently recognized by our peers as a superior provider of legal services.

In addition to numerous other distinctions, JGM has been listed in the every edition, since the inaugural 2010 edition, of the U.S. News & World Report publication on the Best Law Firms® in the areas of environmental law, oil & gas law, natural resources law, and personal injury litigation-defendants in the Lafayette/Baton Rouge and New Orleans metropolitan areas. JGM also received a national ranking in oil & gas law in 2011.

The founding members of JGM are Mary Johnson, Pat Gray, Tom McNamara, Jill Losch, and Chad Mollere. We are pleased to announce that seven of our lawyers are now listed in the Best Lawyers in America®: Mary Johnson, Pat Gray, Tom McNamara, Chad Mollere, Suzanne Mahoney, Ingrid Laurendine and Nichole Mart Gray.

JGM is poised to continue successful representation of its clients and create meaningful working relationships with new clients. We remain excited about the future of both our firm and clients.

Rankings

Johnson Gray McNamara, LLC is metro ranked in 8 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Lafayette, LA
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 3 for Energy Law
Tier 3 for Oil and Gas Law
New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Environmental Law

Highlighted Client Comments

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Appellate Practice
Mary Johnson is a great resource and advocate for Chartis. She is a seasoned attorney with exceptional skills and knowledge of procedure and the law. Mary is a hard worker who makes herself readily available to the client and is willing to work late to complete the task at hand. She is a tenacious fighter with the ability to counter well on her feet. Her appellate work is excellent. Mary is an asset.
Paul Vittorino, Assistant Vice President – Chartis Insurance Company

Rankings

Metro Rankings

Lafayette, LA
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 3 for Energy Law
Tier 3 for Oil and Gas Law
New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Insurance Law

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.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Awards

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  • 2013 Edition U.S. News Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking
  • 2011 Edition US News Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking
  • 2012 Edition U.S. News Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking

Office Locations

Lafayette, LA
200 West Congress Street, Suite 900
P.O. Box 51165
Lafayette, LA 70505
United States
337-412-6003 Call our Lafayette, LA location at 337-412-6003 Get Directions Get directions to our Lafayette, LA location
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