Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

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FORMER Insurance Company Attorney. NOW 100% Helps People Get Benefits. LONG TERM DISABILITY / ACCIDENTAL DEATH / LIFE INSURANCE / ERISA. THAT'S ALL WE DO! LOUISIANA BORN / HEADQUARTERED 30+Years. Click Website or Call 225-201-8311 for free consult.

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Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

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FORMER Insurance Company Attorney. NOW 100% Helps People Get Benefits. LONG TERM DISABILITY / ACCIDENTAL DEATH / LIFE INSURANCE / ERISA. THAT'S ALL WE DO! LOUISIANA BORN / HEADQUARTERED 30+Years. Click Website or Call 225-201-8311 for free consult.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

Firm Overview

GENERAL

WHY I QUIT WORKING FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES:

WORKING DIRECTLY FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES TAUGHT ME AND INSPIRED ME TO GUIDE DISABLED CLAIMANTS TO JUSTICE

The first several years of my career were spent representing insurance companies at a big law firm. I helped them figure out how to avoid or minimize payments to injured and disabled claimants. After a while it became apparent that most people working for the insurance companies felt pressured to derail and deny even legitimate claims. The work was not fulfilling. I finally quit.

But everything happens for a reason. In my mind, NOTHING can replace the value of that insurance company insider insight, and now using what I learned there, in my mission of guiding disabled claimants and other attorneys in ERISA long term disability insurance, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment claims for the past 25 years.

I’ve come to find this area of practice so motivating and challenging that I finally decided to phase out of my only other area of practice of 25 years, representing victims of serious personal injury, to focus exclusively on ERISA litigation. Now It's all we do!

Call me at 225-201-8311 for a free consult if I can answer any questions.

-- Price

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 New Orleans, Mr. McNamara accepts select Louisiana cases statewide.

PHILOSOPHY: OUR LIMITED CASELOAD, PERSONAL CLIENT ATTENTION APPROACH

My personal work philosophy is to limit the number of cases I handle at a given time so I 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 I accept a case, I'm dedicated to devoting the time and resources required to win it.

OUR MISSION

HELPING YOU WIN YOUR DENIED ERISA INSURANCE CLAIM - FAST, WORRY FREE, RISK FREE


CLIENTS HELPED

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. 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.
Wal-Mart
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
10455 Jefferson Hwy, Suite 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone

(225) 201-8311

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

We provide FREE, comprehensive case reviews

Office Information
Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices
  • Metairie Office (504) 458-8455

    4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd
    Suite 212
    Metairie, LA 70002

What distinguishes your law firm from others?


OUR CORE VALUES


CLIENT- CENTERED CORE VALUES

When you choose to work with us, it always means you’re dealing with the uncertainty, worry, anxiety and financial pressure of a claim denial. We never forget that. We know we can’t eliminate these uncomfortable feelings completely, but our Client-Centered Core Values will minimize them as you unload the burden of your claim to us. We live by them without exception.

1. ERISA ONLY. 100%

A while back, we made a big decision due to the complexity of ERISA law. We needed to be all in or all out.

1. TRANSPARENT:

A client wondering “What’s going on with my case?” indicates a failure on our part. Peace of mind is key, and impossible when a client is left guessing. You’ll see our work in progress, real-time, from beginning to end, without having to ask.

2. GUIDING AND EDUCATIONAL:

Client peace of mind depends not only on knowing what we are doing now and next, but exactly why as well. When a client has a question, he or she will get a prompt and thorough answer. Uncertainty leads to unnecessary worry and anxiety, and we won’t have that.


4. BRUTALLY HONEST:

We tell our clients the good, the bad and the ugly. They need to know the truth about the strengths and weaknesses of their claim from the beginning, and as information is developed during the process. That’s exactly what they’ll get.

5. EFFICIENT:

In other words, speed while maintaining best possible claim building quality. A client’s and family’s financial security is at stake, and will be pursued as aggressively as we would our own.


6. EMPATHETIC:

We are mindful of the weight of our client’s difficult and stressful circumstances, as it could easily have been us. We think about how fortunate we are, and are grateful we can help with such a worthy and important cause that can change lives. This drive our passion, compassion, purpose, commitment and work satisfaction to our clients’ and our own benefit.





OFFICE CULTURE-CENTERED CORE VALUES


Our Office Culture-Centered Core Values are designed to complement and reinforce our Client-Centered Core Values, while protecting our one-of-a-kind purpose-driven work environment and driving best client experience. We live by them without exception as well.



1. LIMITED CASELOAD, NEVER HECTIC:

Hectic has not and will not happen here. Hectic is draining, and good for neither us nor our clients. If anyone here ever feels they are even approaching having more on their plate than they can handle with excellence and a calm mind, we discuss it immediately, evaluate and remedy the problem.

Our client’s BLUEPRINT TO BENEFITS PROCESS and CLIENT-CENTERED CORE VALUES will not be compromised by stress or overload. If the work ceases to be satisfying and enjoyable due to overload, work-product suffers, unhappiness set in, our culture becomes dysfunctional, and our clients’ experience suffers. We don’t let that happen here.

2. DRAMA-FREE ZONE:

Office drama will not happen here. We are a small group who spends almost as much time together as we do with our families. We love the challenge and impact of our hard work, and are grateful for the positive atmosphere of genuinely liking our clients and each other, and respecting and appreciating each other’s unique and diverse talents and gifts as we use them to help each other, our clients and our mission. Complainers don’t fit in well here. Honest, open adult-minded communicators and solution seekers who like challenge, responsibility and a worthy cause love it here. We always have each other’s backs.

3. ALWAYS IMPROVING:

Law and technology are ever-evolving. We proactively seek cutting-edge information and methods to improve our efficiency and client results to the highest possible level.

4. PASSIONATE ADVOCACY, BEST REPUTATION:

We never sacrifice professionalism in our work product or interactions with the insurance companies we fight, the opposing attorneys with whom we duel, or the judges who determine our clients’ outcomes. Our most valuable strength for our clients is a professional reputation built over 30 years. The insurance companies, their attorneys and judges know we are always well-prepared, cool-headed, honest and very good at what we do. We will passionately and aggressively advocate for our clients, and never be seduced into the gutter with anyone spewing rudeness, venom or childish cheap shots. Doing so can only make us look weak and feel bad, and it isn’t who we are.

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara
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 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 defense practice to serve two years representing the State of Louisiana as a felony trial division prosecutor.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara also 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 ERISA long term disability, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance disputes. in both federal and state courts.

License

Bar Number: 24084626
Texas, 2013

Bar Number: 20291
Louisiana, 1990

Education

Loyola Law School
Juris Doctrate, 1990

Tulane Law School
Masters Law Degree, LL.M. Energy and Environment, 1995

Loyola University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Business Administration, Finance Concentration (with Honors), 1987

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara
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 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 defense practice to serve two years representing the State of Louisiana as a felony trial division prosecutor.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara also 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 ERISA long term disability, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance disputes. in both federal and state courts.

License

Bar Number: 24084626
Texas, 2013

Bar Number: 20291
Louisiana, 1990

Education

Loyola Law School Juris Doctrate, 1990


Tulane Law School Masters Law Degree, LL.M. Energy and Environment, 1995


Loyola University Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Business Administration, Finance Concentration (with Honors), 1987


Firm Overview

GENERAL

WHY I QUIT WORKING FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES:

WORKING DIRECTLY FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES TAUGHT ME AND INSPIRED ME TO GUIDE DISABLED CLAIMANTS TO JUSTICE

The first several years of my career were spent representing insurance companies at a big law firm. I helped them figure out how to avoid or minimize payments to injured and disabled claimants. After a while it became apparent that most people working for the insurance companies felt pressured to derail and deny even legitimate claims. The work was not fulfilling. I finally quit.

But everything happens for a reason. In my mind, NOTHING can replace the value of that insurance company insider insight, and now using what I learned there, in my mission of guiding disabled claimants and other attorneys in ERISA long term disability insurance, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment claims for the past 25 years.

I’ve come to find this area of practice so motivating and challenging that I finally decided to phase out of my only other area of practice of 25 years, representing victims of serious personal injury, to focus exclusively on ERISA litigation. Now It's all we do!

Call me at 225-201-8311 for a free consult if I can answer any questions.

-- Price

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 New Orleans, Mr. McNamara accepts select Louisiana cases statewide.

PHILOSOPHY: OUR LIMITED CASELOAD, PERSONAL CLIENT ATTENTION APPROACH

My personal work philosophy is to limit the number of cases I handle at a given time so I 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 I accept a case, I'm dedicated to devoting the time and resources required to win it.

OUR MISSION

HELPING YOU WIN YOUR DENIED ERISA INSURANCE CLAIM - FAST, WORRY FREE, RISK FREE


CLIENTS HELPED

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. 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.
Wal-Mart
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.

Like our page on Facebook!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Connect with Us on LinkedIn!

Add Us on Google+!

Main Office

Baton Rouge Office
10455 Jefferson Hwy, Suite 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone

(225) 201-8311

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

We provide FREE, comprehensive case reviews

Office Information
Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices
  • Metairie Office (504) 458-8455

    4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd
    Suite 212
    Metairie, LA 70002

What distinguishes your law firm from others?


OUR CORE VALUES


CLIENT- CENTERED CORE VALUES

When you choose to work with us, it always means you’re dealing with the uncertainty, worry, anxiety and financial pressure of a claim denial. We never forget that. We know we can’t eliminate these uncomfortable feelings completely, but our Client-Centered Core Values will minimize them as you unload the burden of your claim to us. We live by them without exception.

1. ERISA ONLY. 100%

A while back, we made a big decision due to the complexity of ERISA law. We needed to be all in or all out.

1. TRANSPARENT:

A client wondering “What’s going on with my case?” indicates a failure on our part. Peace of mind is key, and impossible when a client is left guessing. You’ll see our work in progress, real-time, from beginning to end, without having to ask.

2. GUIDING AND EDUCATIONAL:

Client peace of mind depends not only on knowing what we are doing now and next, but exactly why as well. When a client has a question, he or she will get a prompt and thorough answer. Uncertainty leads to unnecessary worry and anxiety, and we won’t have that.


4. BRUTALLY HONEST:

We tell our clients the good, the bad and the ugly. They need to know the truth about the strengths and weaknesses of their claim from the beginning, and as information is developed during the process. That’s exactly what they’ll get.

5. EFFICIENT:

In other words, speed while maintaining best possible claim building quality. A client’s and family’s financial security is at stake, and will be pursued as aggressively as we would our own.


6. EMPATHETIC:

We are mindful of the weight of our client’s difficult and stressful circumstances, as it could easily have been us. We think about how fortunate we are, and are grateful we can help with such a worthy and important cause that can change lives. This drive our passion, compassion, purpose, commitment and work satisfaction to our clients’ and our own benefit.





OFFICE CULTURE-CENTERED CORE VALUES


Our Office Culture-Centered Core Values are designed to complement and reinforce our Client-Centered Core Values, while protecting our one-of-a-kind purpose-driven work environment and driving best client experience. We live by them without exception as well.



1. LIMITED CASELOAD, NEVER HECTIC:

Hectic has not and will not happen here. Hectic is draining, and good for neither us nor our clients. If anyone here ever feels they are even approaching having more on their plate than they can handle with excellence and a calm mind, we discuss it immediately, evaluate and remedy the problem.

Our client’s BLUEPRINT TO BENEFITS PROCESS and CLIENT-CENTERED CORE VALUES will not be compromised by stress or overload. If the work ceases to be satisfying and enjoyable due to overload, work-product suffers, unhappiness set in, our culture becomes dysfunctional, and our clients’ experience suffers. We don’t let that happen here.

2. DRAMA-FREE ZONE:

Office drama will not happen here. We are a small group who spends almost as much time together as we do with our families. We love the challenge and impact of our hard work, and are grateful for the positive atmosphere of genuinely liking our clients and each other, and respecting and appreciating each other’s unique and diverse talents and gifts as we use them to help each other, our clients and our mission. Complainers don’t fit in well here. Honest, open adult-minded communicators and solution seekers who like challenge, responsibility and a worthy cause love it here. We always have each other’s backs.

3. ALWAYS IMPROVING:

Law and technology are ever-evolving. We proactively seek cutting-edge information and methods to improve our efficiency and client results to the highest possible level.

4. PASSIONATE ADVOCACY, BEST REPUTATION:

We never sacrifice professionalism in our work product or interactions with the insurance companies we fight, the opposing attorneys with whom we duel, or the judges who determine our clients’ outcomes. Our most valuable strength for our clients is a professional reputation built over 30 years. The insurance companies, their attorneys and judges know we are always well-prepared, cool-headed, honest and very good at what we do. We will passionately and aggressively advocate for our clients, and never be seduced into the gutter with anyone spewing rudeness, venom or childish cheap shots. Doing so can only make us look weak and feel bad, and it isn’t who we are.

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara
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 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 defense practice to serve two years representing the State of Louisiana as a felony trial division prosecutor.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara also 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 ERISA long term disability, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance disputes. in both federal and state courts.

License

Bar Number: 24084626
Texas, 2013

Bar Number: 20291
Louisiana, 1990

Education

Loyola Law School
Juris Doctrate, 1990

Tulane Law School
Masters Law Degree, LL.M. Energy and Environment, 1995

Loyola University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Business Administration, Finance Concentration (with Honors), 1987

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara
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 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 defense practice to serve two years representing the State of Louisiana as a felony trial division prosecutor.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara also 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 ERISA long term disability, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance disputes. in both federal and state courts.

License

Bar Number: 24084626
Texas, 2013

Bar Number: 20291
Louisiana, 1990

Education

Loyola Law School Juris Doctrate, 1990


Tulane Law School Masters Law Degree, LL.M. Energy and Environment, 1995


Loyola University Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Business Administration, Finance Concentration (with Honors), 1987


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Louisiana and has no record of discipline from the Louisiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.