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31 Galloway Attorneys Recognized in the 30th Edition of Best Lawyers in America®

New Orleans, LA, August 17, 2023 — Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith is pleased to announce that 18 lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 13 are recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®.

The following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers in America®:

Houston, TX

  • Kelly C. Hartmann: Admiralty and Maritime Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Leslie D. Pickett: Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Transportation Law
  • Thomas J. Smith: Admiralty and Maritime Law

Lafayette, LA

  • Mark R. Pharr III: Admiralty and Maritime Law

New Orleans, LA

  • Kathleen K. Charvet (2005): Admiralty and Maritime Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Richard G. Duplantier, Jr.: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John F. McCormick III: Litigation – Insurance
  • Frederick Swaim III: Admiralty and Maritime Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Jason P. Waguespack: Admiralty and Maritime Law; Insurance Law

Mandeville, LA

  • Andrea L. Albert: Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Doris T. Bobadilla: Insurance Law
  • Timothy W. Hassinger: Admiralty and Maritime Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • David M. Moragas: Insurance Law
  • James A. Prather: Construction Law; Insurance Law

Pensacola, FL

  • Michael Grimley: Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Todd M. LaDouceur: Litigation – Labor and Employment

St. Louis, MO

  • Stephen J. Moore: Insurance Law

Tampa, FL

  • Sarah M. Baggett: Litigation – Insurance


The following attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®:

Houston, TX

  • Annarose Harding: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Andrew Krone: Transportation Law

Dallas, TX

  • Berenice Medellin Pruettiangkura: Construction Law

Mandeville, LA

  • Jose Barro: Insurance Law
  • Melanie Donahue: Construction Law
  • Stephen J. Eckholdt: Insurance Law

New Orleans, LA

  • Jennifer Buckingham: Insurance Law
  • Kelsey Bonnaffons: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Ryan D. O’Connor: Insurance Law
  • Jeffrey J. Siemann: Construction Law

Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Christine Freer: Insurance Law
  • Edward Krakauer: Entertainment and Sports Law

Lafayette, LA

  • Joshua E. Sins: Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants


Best Lawyers© has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.


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