Kara Hadican Samuels

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, LLC
 | 4004 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-558-9478
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kara Hadican Samuels dedicates her practice to helping those who have been injured through the negligence of others. She has handled many types of complex cases, including high-profile medical malpractice claims, appeals, traffic accident litigation, product liability cases and insurance disputes. Throughout her career, she has placed a special emphasis on representing injured children and families. With her law firm, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, LLC, she represents clients in New Orleans and surrounding areas of Louisiana.

Born in Missouri, Ms. Hadican Samuels moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University New Orleans, where she graduated cum laude. She went on to earn her law degree at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she also graduated with honors. At law school, she was a member of both the law review and moot court. She also received special recognition for her work with a university law clinic after she helped a client to win a post-conviction relief hearing on constitutional grounds.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Hadican Samuels is active in a number of professional organizations. She currently serves on the board of governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice and she is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, among others.

On at least two occasions, Ms. Hadican has been appointed by the court as class counsel in complex litigation. In 2012, she was appointed by Louisiana's governor to serve on a panel devoted to medical issues. She has also helped to prosecute housing discrimination matters on behalf of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%)
Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)
Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2014

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About Kara Samuels

Admitted: 2004, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.karasamuels.com/Attorneys/Kara-H-Samuels.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Award, Loyola Law Clinic
  • William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar, Loyola University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Governor Jindal, Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel
  • Friends Committee Co-Chair, National Association of Women Judges (2013 National Convention)
  • Past Chair, Women's Caucus of LAJ
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Louisiana

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • State v. Sylvia: How Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Containing Invisible Trace Amounts of Drug Residue Secures a Louisiana Prosecutor's Case for Possession of Narcotics, 50 Loy. L. Rev. 287, 2004

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • McLachlan v. New York Life Ins. Co., 488 F.3d 624 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Bonnette v. State, 2006-1339, 972 So.2d 340 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2007)
  • Borel v. Young, 2007-0419, 989 So.2d 42 (La. 2007)

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A. Major: Drama and Speech, Cum Laude
Office Location for Kara Hadican Samuels

4004 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-558-9478


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Last Updated: 8/4/2017

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