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Joe Hassinger Inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America…



New Orleans, LA – On May 5, 2011, New Orleans attorney Lambert J. “Joe” Hassinger, Jr., of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s Spring Conference and Induction of Fellows in Laguna Beach.


Joe Hassinger is a trial attorney. He has earned a Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent” and a Martindale Hubbell Client Review Rating of “Preeminent.” Joe currently serves as the President of IALDA, the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association and also serves on the Charter Board of Directors of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). His areas of practice are construction litigation; restaurant and retail; insurance defense and coverage; amusements, sports & leisure; hospitality, entertainment and leisure; and class action/mass tort litigation.


The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.  Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.  The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition.  Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.


Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith (GJTBS) is a Gulf South regional defense firm dedicated to delivering value and legal counsel for over a generation to local, national and international clients in dozens of industries.  The firm’s recent expansion has resulted in over 90 attorneys in nine cities across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Missouri.  GJTBS attorneys are skilled in handling a wide variety of cases, with practice areas that include Amusements, Sports & Recreation; Hospitality, Entertainment & Leisure; Construction Litigation; Corporate Transactions & Litigation; Employer Liability; Energy Law; Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Insurance Defense Litigation; Property Insurance & Bad Faith Litigation; Public Entity Liability & Civil Rights; Maritime & Admiralty Litigation; Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Retail & Restaurant; Subrogation Litigation; Trucking & Transportation; and Worker’s Compensation. For more information about the firm go to


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