Gaar, Joseph F. Jr.

617 S. Buchanan StreetLafayette, LA 70501- 6817

Updated: 08/11/2015

Overview

Joseph F. Gaar, Jr. was born in Shreveport,, Louisiana on December 2, 1958. Mr. Gaar grew up in South Louisiana and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, where he graduated with honors in 1981 from Louisiana State University. Mr. Gaar graduated in the top of his class and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from Loyola Law School in New Orleans. Since his admission to the Louisiana Bar in 1985, Mr. Gaar has been involved in personal...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Aviation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Texas State Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, 1985 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, 1985 - 1987
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association, 1986 - 1995
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 1985 - Present
  • The American Association for Justice, 1985 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association , 1995 - 2012

Honors

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1997 - 2012
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1997 - 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers - The Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2009 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers® - Louisiana, 2009 - 2012
  • Acadiana Profile - Top Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2013 - 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Peer Review Rating, 2011 - 2014
  • Litigator Awards – “Top 1% of All Lawyers in America” - 2014
  • The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – “10 Best” , Louisiana – 2014-2015

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985
    J.D.
  • Louisiana State University, 1981
    B.S.

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information

Address

617 S. Buchanan StreetLafayette, LA 70501- 6817

Fax

  • 337-233-0690

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