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Lambert J.

Lambert J. "Joe" Hassinger

Director

Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras St., 40th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

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Office: 504-525-6802
Cell Phone: 504-648-6294
Fax: 504-525-2456
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Lambert J. (Joe) Hassinger Jr. is a problem solver who has built his practice by building long-term client relationships. Clients turn to Joe to resolve their issues effectively with early case assessment, candid advice and excellent communication.

Joe has managed litigation in both state and federal courts, trying cases in every Louisiana federal district and in parishes throughout the state. He has also successfully litigated cases before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joe’s trial and negotiation experience enhance his practice as a mediator and arbitrator for the MAPS mediation and arbitration firm, which is now the leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm in Louisiana.

Joe is a frequent lecturer on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution to both local and national organizations, and serves as an instructor both at Tulane Law School in negotiation and mediation advocacy and the MAPS basic mediator training and advanced mediator training programs. In 2011, Joe was privileged to complete the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earn the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP).

Joe has earned a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of “Preeminent” based on communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service and value. He has also earned a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent,” based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. Joe was recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in 2021, 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© since 2016.

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OVERVIEW

Lambert J. (Joe) Hassinger Jr. is a problem solver who has built his practice by building long-term client relationships. Clients turn to Joe to resolve their issues effectively with early case assessment, candid advice and excellent communication.

Joe has managed litigation in both state and federal courts, trying cases in every Louisiana federal district and in parishes throughout the state. He has also successfully litigated cases before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joe’s trial and negotiation experience enhance his practice as a mediator and arbitrator for the MAPS mediation and arbitration firm, which is now the leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm in Louisiana.

Joe is a frequent lecturer on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution to both local and national organizations, and serves as an instructor both at Tulane Law School in negotiation and mediation advocacy and the MAPS basic mediator training and advanced mediator training programs. In 2011, Joe was privileged to complete the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earn the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP).

Joe has earned a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of “Preeminent” based on communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service and value. He has also earned a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent,” based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. Joe was recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in 2021, 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© since 2016.

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EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Negotiation Master Class, Harvard Program on Negotiation, 2021
  • PON – Global, Harvard Program on Negotiation, 2021
  • MAPS Advanced Mediator Training, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • ABA ADR Section: 2019 Advanced Mediator Advocacy Skills Institute
  • ABA – 2019 Complex Construction Claims
  • Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1996
  • Trial Advocacy Program, Hastings College of Law, 1997
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1992
  • M.A., Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, 1992
  • B.A., Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans, 1988

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • International Association of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Fellow
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Loyola University New Orleans Institute of Politics, Fellow
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), Founding Member and Board of Directors
  • Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East, Former Commissioner and Past President