Joseph S. Piacun

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Metairie, LA

Gennusa & Piacun
 | 4405 N I-10 Service Rd W, Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70006-6564
Phone: 504-662-9590
Fax: 504-455-7565
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employee Benefits (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joseph S. Piacun is a partner with the Gennusa, Piacun, & Ruli law firm in Metairie, Louisiana. A highly rated attorney with more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. Piacun serves a diverse range of clients throughout the New Orleans metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Personal injury litigation

    ·       Automobile and 18-wheeler accidents

    ·       ERISA, disability and life insurance

    ·       Medical malpractice

    ·       Legal malpractice

    ·       Maritime and Jones Act claims

    ·       Premises liability and slip-and-fall accidents

    ·       Commercial and residential construction

    ·       Business and commercial disputes

    A New Orleans native, Mr. Piacun has a genuine concern for the legal matters that affect the residents and businesses of his community, and he has extensive knowledge of the area's local law and procedures. This enables him to better serve his clients and help increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Piacun has earned a reputation for delivering the personalized attention and dedicated support his clients need to help them protect their rights and interests, and he has earned top reviews from those he has served plus numerous high ratings from his peers who know that he always exudes the utmost professionalism and integrity when representing his clients.

    A 1994 graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Piacun obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in 1997. The Louisiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

    Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Piacun has published articles and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics. He is also very active in his legal community, and he once served as president of the New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a board member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, a member of the American Association for Justice, and he serves as president of the Croatian Benevolent Society as well as vice president of the Croatian American Society.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employee Benefits


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    Super Lawyers: 2014, 2018 - 2021

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    About Joseph Piacun

    Admitted: 1997, Louisiana

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Vice-President, Croatian American Society, 2010-present
    • President, Croatian Benevolent Society, 2013-present
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
    • Member, American Association for Justice, 2004-present
    • Board Member, Louisiana Association of Justice, board of directors, 2018-present; member, 2004-present
    • President (Inner Barrister), New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006-2008; member, 2003-present
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • Louisiana, 1997

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Defeating ERISA Subrogation & Reimbursement Claims, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 & 2004
    • Defeating ERISA Subrogation & Reimbursement Claims, Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
    • Comment, “The Abolition of Strict Liability in Louisiana: A Return to a Fairer Standard or an Impossible Burden for Plaintiffs?,” ___ Loyola Law Review ___ (1997)
    • Winning the Low Impact Case: Attacking the Defense Injury Causation Expert, Louisiana Association of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2008
    • Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence, National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana 2017
    • Conducting Discovery and Doctor Depositions, National Business Institute, Kenner, Louisiana, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.A
    • Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Cum Laude
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    Office Location for Joseph S. Piacun

    4405 N I-10 Service Rd W
    Suite 200
    Metairie, LA 70006-6564

    Phone: 504-662-9590

    Fax: 504-455-7565

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