Michael S. Brandner, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Brandner Law Firm, L.L.C.
 | 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1502
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: 5045525000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael S. Brandner of the Brandner Law Firm L.L.C., in New Orleans, Louisiana, represents people who suffer major injuries as a result of another person's negligence and wrongdoing.  Michael also represents policyholders involved in a variety of insurance disputes such as homeowner's, flood, commercial, liability and all-risk insurance claims. An experienced trial lawyer, Michael protects the rights of injured individuals in maritime personal injury, automobile accidents and trucking law, and handles a variety of complex litigation, including commercial litigation, and other general civil trial matters.

Prior to opening his own practice to defend the rights of individuals and business, Michael represented large insurance companies, small business and Fortune 500 companies involved in legal disputes. Today, he draws on those experiences to help his clients protect their rights and obtain the maximum compensation to which they may be entitled.

Among his reported cases, he successfully represented a policyholder who was wrongfully denied coverage under the policyholder's underinsured motorist insurance policy. The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of Michael's client (Demma v. Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange, So.3d, 2009 WL 2170140 [La.], 2008-28010 [La. 6/26/09]).

Michael received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and law degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He also holds a master of law in taxation from Boston University School of Law. In addition to his legal activities, Michael has been recognized for his dedicated community involvement in public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout Jefferson Parish.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Personal Injury - Products (20%)

Transportation/Maritime (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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About Michael Brandner, Jr.

Admitted: 2002, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.brandnerlawfirm.com/michael-brandner/

Honors and Awards:

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, Graduate F Warrior, 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Louisiana Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • Leadership Jefferson, Class of 2011  
  • CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law, Class of 2011  
  • Executive Board, Loyola Student Bar Association
  • Trial Advocate - Loyola University School of Law Board of Trial Advocates - Mock Trial Team
  • Fellowship - Institute of Politics

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College, Graduate, 2011
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Trial Techniques, 2007
  • New Orleans Bar Association - 2007 – 2008  
  • Executive Member, Alliance for Good Government - October 2008 – Present  
  • Jefferson Parish Bar Association - 2007 – Present  
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association - 2002 – Present
  • Member, Louisiana Association for Justice - 2007 – Present
  • Member, American Association of Justice - 2009 – Present
  • Member, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
  • Louisiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Young Leadership Counsel - August 2006 – Present  
  • Team Captain, Team Rising Sun - Feb. 2007-Feb. 2008
  • Transition Team, Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni - May 2010 – Present    
  • Board Member, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars - 2009 – Present  
  • Board Member, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce - 2011 – Present  
  • Member, Leadership Jefferson and the Christian Brothers School Alumni Association
  • Jefferson Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
  • Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Confidential multi-million dollar settlement of a litigation involving an automobile crash and a traumatic brian injury, 2014
  • Confidential multi-million dollar settlement - Traumatic Brain Injury and Automobile Accident , 2013
  • $900,000 settlement of a traumatic brain injury claim from a trip and fall accident with shared fault, 2012
  • Mesothelioma litigation - Excess of $3,000,000, 2012
  • $2.6 million settlement against local insurance company pertaining to claim on a fire damaged home., 2010
  • Demma v. Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange, 2008-2810 (La. 6/26/09), 2009 WL 2170140.  , 2009
  • $300,000 - settlement; client received entire proceeds owed under homeowner's insurance plus approximately $160,000 in general damages and penalties., 2009
  • $250,000 - settlement; hurricane Katrina insurance dispute., 2009
  • Liriano v. Lafayette Insurance Co. - Jury awarded client punitive damages in the amount of two times the amount of insurance proceeds paid over 110 days after date of inspection by an insurance adjuster., 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, 2012
  • New Orleans City Business, Leadership in Law, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Mass., LL.M. in Taxation
Office Location for Michael S. Brandner, Jr.

1100 Poydras Street
Suite 1502
New Orleans, LA 70163

Phone: 5045525000


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Last Updated: 5/23/2016

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