Garrison, Yount, Forte, & Mulcahy L.L.C.

Garrison, Yount, Forte, & Mulcahy L.L.C.

Gulf Coast Litigators Serving Florida and Louisiana

Firm Overview

Experience you can trust. Results you can depend on.
Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC provides efficient, creative and proactive solutions for all your litigation needs. With offices located in Tampa, New Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, we are proud to provide top-quality representation for clients throughout Louisiana and Florida. We focus our practice in the following areas of law:
Construction litigation
Environmental law & toxic torts
General civil litigation
Insurance coverage litigation
Insurance defense litigation
Medical malpractice
Public entity defense
Products liability litigation
Transportation litigation
Workers compensation
We are trusted by national and multinational corporations, insurers, individuals, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, governmental entities and small businesses to provide the results that they need in settlements and at trial. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you and your business.

Attorneys with more than 100 years of collective experience
At Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC, our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience representing clients at all levels of state and federal court in Florida and Louisiana. They have served as regional counsel for worldwide corporations, lectured extensively on various civil litigation topics and represented clients in many high-profile cases throughout the Gulf Coast.
Our attorneys are complemented by a first-rate support staff, experienced paralegals and legal nurse-consultants, all with the education, training and experience to deliver the highest quality legal representation in a responsive and cost-efficient manner.

Committed to client service
We pride ourselves on giving clients "the big-firm experience" while providing them with the service traditionally offered by a smaller law firm. Attorneys often lose sight of the fact that their job focuses on customer service. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with the attention, dignity and respect they deserve. Our attorneys work closely with clients, listening to their concerns and offering honest advice geared toward finding a solution to their problems. We strive to always be available for our clients and make it our duty to keep them up to date on the status of our cases.
When it comes to litigating your case, we are committed to using every resource at our disposal to ensure that you get the best possible results. Many of the cases we handle are complex in nature, and we often employ liability, medical, vocational, actuarial and economic experts to testify at trial. We also have legal nurse-consultants on staff who help us develop your case. We have developed a reputation for excellence among clients and peers for our work at trial, and we stand ready to assist you today.

Get the results you deserve today
We provide clients living throughout Florida and Louisiana with powerful, professional representation in all levels of state and federal court. Contact one of our offices today or feel free to contact the firm online.

Main Office

Main Office
909 Poydras, Ste. 1800
New Orleans LA 70112




General Civil Litigation

Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC focuses on providing high-quality representation to individuals and businesses in civil cases throughout Florida and Louisiana. Our firm has the capability to handle virtually any type of civil case, including:

Insurance coverage litigation
Environmental law and toxic tort litigation
Workers compensation
Casualty litigation
Medical malpractice
Products liability litigation
Transportation litigation
Public entity litigation
Construction litigation
Commercial litigation
ERISA claims
Health care litigation
Hurricane & catastrophe litigation
Patent prosecution

We represent a wide array of interstate and intrastate insurance carriers in claims involving their insureds, third parties and government agencies. Our lawyers also have extensive experience handling cases derived from a client's operation of a business, including workers compensation, personal injury, ERISA and Jones Act claims, and health-care cases. No matter what legal problem you are confronted with, the attorneys at Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC have the experience and skill to remove that roadblock and help you back onto the road to success.

Dedicated to providing quality representation for our clients

Our firm's strength is derived from the experience and skill of our attorneys. We have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients in every level of state and federal court. Our lawyers have served as counsel and consultants to worldwide corporations, have handled complex business litigation and have been involved in numerous high-profile cases throughout the United States.

The secret to our attorneys' success is the level of personal attention that our attorneys give to each of our clients. Our lawyers believe in a simple credo preparation breeds success. We personally meet with each of our clients to discuss the merits of their claim and ease their concerns. We also make it their duty to thoroughly investigate every detail of your case for evidence to use in settlements and in the courtroom. If necessary, our attorneys also employ experts in economics, medicine, engineering and accident reconstruction to testify at trial to ensure that the judge and jury understand how our clients' interests were affected.

Our firm's level of trial experience is second to none, and you can rest assured that our attorneys have the aptitude, dedication and skill to represent your interests in court.

Lyon H. Garrison

Garrison, Yount, Forte, & Mulcahy L.L.C.

Lyon H. Garrison, a founding partner of the firm, is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.S., 1985) and Loyola University (J.D., 1989). He is a member of the Louisiana Bar (1989), the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the American Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association.

Lyon practices in the area of casualty litigation, representing defendants in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana in the fields of maritime, products liability, environmental/toxic torts, premises liability, automobile insurance defense, state and federal workers compensation, employment discrimination, healthcare litigation, multi-district litigation, and hurricane property damage matters.

Lyon is also experienced in handling complex business litigation and he has handled politically sensitive cases for several clients, including a regional specialty hospital. He has also represented defendants in class action matters and multi-district litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Lyon currently serves as managing partner of the New Orleans office and as regional counsel for a worldwide corporation, where he is consulted on various types of litigation including food borne illness, premises liability and security issues on cases throughout the United States.

Lyon has lectured in the areas of automobile insurance defense, bad faith insurance claims, workers compensation matters, discovery issues, investigation of claims and securing evidence, and defending foreign object and food borne illness claims. Lyon has also assisted a worldwide corporation in training its attorneys at the corporate headquarters. Lyon recently served as trial counsel in MDL No. 07-MD-1873, In Re: FEMA Formaldehyde Trailer Products Liability Litigation, wherein he successfully defended a trailer manufacturer in a "bellwether" trial brought by a Hurricane Katrina evacuee claiming injuries due to formaldehyde exposure.

Lyon has also been active in the local community. He has coached basketball and baseball at his neighborhood playground. He serves on the President's Advisory Council and as Chairman of the Living Endowment Fund for Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He also has participated as a chairman of the Parents Annual Giving Drive for Jesuit. Lyon has been married to Lisa for 30 years and they have 3 sons and a granddaughter.

Loyola University, J.D., 1989 University of New Orleans, B.S., 1985