Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

Former Insurance Company Defense Attorney Now Fighting for Injured Accident Victims. Attorney McNamara Will Use His Experience to Fight to Win Your Louisiana Personal Injury Case! Contact Us Today for a Free Comprehensive Case Review.

Firm Overview

Price McNamara is the founder of the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara with offices in Baton Rouge (Headquarters) and Metairie. As a former insurance company defense attorney and former prosecutor, he is now dedicated to putting that past experience to work against the insurance companies in favor of clients he now represents - injured accident victims, families affected by wrongful death and people wrongfully denied long term disability insurance coverage.

Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of AV (Very High to Pre-Eminent) for Professional Excellence and Ethical Standards.

With offices in Baton Rouge (Headquarters) and Metairie, Mr. McNamara accepts select Louisiana cases statewide.

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Mr. McNamara's work philosophy is to limit the number of cases he handles at a given time so he can dedicate the time necessary to fully educate each client on the case and the process so the client understands his or her own claim completely. That way, the client understands exactly what will happen next and why, making the entire process less stressful because the client is fully informed. When Mr. McNamara accepts a case, he is dedicated to devoting the time and resources required to win it.


In pursuit of his mission to stop insurance companies from taking advantage of the injured and disabled, Mr. McNamara has won millions of dollars in numerous notable jury verdicts and successful settlements (See Our Successes) against large insurance companies, trucking companies, offshore drilling companies, offshore vessel companies and other corporations. Some examples are:

Allstate Insurance Co.
Farmer's Insurance Co.
Farm Bureau Insurance Co.
Encompass Insurance Co.
State Farm Insurance Co.
Travelers Insurance Co.
Progressive Insurance Co.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Protective Insurance Co.
Old Republic Insurance Co.
Clarendon National Insurance Co.
St. Paul Insurance Co.
Lumbermens Insurance Co.
Centennial Insurance Co.
Shelter Insurance Co.
Westport Insurance Co.
Vigilant Insurance Co.
AIG Insurance Co.
UNUM Disability Insurance Co.
MetLife Disability Insurance Co.
CIGNA Disability Insurance Co.
The Hartford Disability Insurance Co.
Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
Black Trucking, Inc.
Blake Offshore Drilling Co.
Lytal Marine Operators
Boh Brothers Construction Co.
Jones Motor Co.
Richard Oil & Fuel
Hill City Oil Co.
Averitt Express, Inc.
Yellow Transportation
Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana
Lifemark Hospitals of Louisiana
TENET Health System Hospitals of Louisiana
Cox Com
Simon Property Group
U.S. Park
Ennis, Inc.

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Main Office
Baton Rouge Office
9431 Common Street
Baton Rouge  LA  70809
  • (225) 201-8311
  • (225) 201-8313


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Other Offices

Metairie Office (504) 458-8455
4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 212
Metairie,  LA  70002
Auto Accident
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Baton Rouge car accident attorney Price McNamara can help. He understands the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident, and is committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims maximize their recovery to the fullest extent allowed by law under the facts of each case.

American citizens spend hundreds of hours in their cars each year. Although automobiles are an essential part of our lives, providing convenient transportation, they come with an unavoidable danger - automobile accidents caused by inattentive drivers, drivers who disregard rules of the road, and those who drive while drunk or intoxicated. Injuries range from minor to severe and even death.

Regardless of the severity of an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you evaluate the appropriate amount you should recover from the at-fault driver's insurance company. Components of recoverable damages often include past and future medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, mental and physical pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. These components of damages vary from case to case, as no two injuries are alike.

If the defendant driver was intoxicated, the injured accident victim may be entitled to recover "punitive damages" in addition to the damage components referenced above.

For instance, we once represented a young woman whose car was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle, causing it to catch fire. While she did not suffer any burn injury, she was diagnosed with a cervical (neck) disc injury, but fortunately one not requiring surgery. She also suffered posttraumatic stress disorder from being trapped in the burning vehicle before bystanders pulled her out.

Blood test results revealed the presence of methadone in the truck driver. Investigation revealed that he was taking methadone pursuant to a physician's prescription. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. The insurance company's last offer prior to trial was $125,000. Toxicology experts disagreed on whether the level of methadone in the truck driver's blood could have caused "intoxication" in the driver, as required to impose punitive damages for driving while intoxicated.

The jury awarded $500,000 in actual damages plus $1,500,000 in punitive damages. Thus, the jury disagreed with the testimony of the trucking company's toxicology expert, and it found that the methadone caused the driver to be intoxicated and that such intoxication was causally related to the accident.

Over the last few years, drivers distracted by cell phones, and especially texting while driving, have greatly increased the number of automobile accidents occurring each year. Injuries caused by distracted, negligent or intoxicated drivers range from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries such as neck or back injuries, spine injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation or even death.

At McNamara Law Offices, we understand the family devastation and damages caused by serious accidental injury, whether the result of a car accident, trucking accident, industrial accident, offshore injury or maritime injury. We are experienced in helping accident victims recover what they are entitled to receive by law.

If you or a family member or friend has suffered personal injury, or a family member or friend has been killed as a result of an automobile accident, we can help.

We answer any questions you have FREE OF CHARGE.

If you ultimately decide to hire us to represent you in a personal injury, wrongful death or disability insurance claim, we handle them on a contingent fee basis. Our fee is earned and our advanced litigation costs are recovered only when we recover for you by settlement or trial judgment. Our clients owe us nothing, no fee and no reimbursement of our advanced litigation costs, no matter how large, unless we recover.

Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of "AV" ("Very High to Pre-Eminent") for professional excellence and ethical standards.

John Price McNamara

Following graduation from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1990, Price McNamara served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John M. Shaw, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, until 1991. He then spent years as an insurance company attorney, defending automobile and truck insurers as well as industrial offshore vessel owners, offshore drilling contractors and their insurers against a broad range of personal injury and other insurance disputes with the law firm of Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale in Metairie, while earning an advanced masters law degree in Environmental Law from Tulane Law School in New Orleans at night.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara left the insurance and injury defense practice to serve two years representing the State of Louisiana as a felony trial division prosecutor.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, and began putting his past experience to work for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies in personal injury and long term disability and other insurance disputes in both federal and state courts. While this forms the bulk of his practice, practice areas include: personal injury, ERISA, long term disability, fire and other insurance claims, maritime, offshore, Jones Act, workers
  • Bar Number:
    Louisiana , 1990
  • Loyola University
    Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Business Administration, Finance Concentration (with Honors) , 1987
  • Tulane Law School
    Masters Law Degree, LL.M. Energy and Environment , 1995
  • Loyola Law School
    Juris Doctrate , 1990

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