About Us

About Us

About Us

Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC, is a boutique litigation law firm based in New Orleans, with a second office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The firm primarily handles complex commercial and environmental/property disputes. In those litigation arenas, the firm has a strong nationwide presence, continues to represent many of Louisiana’s and the Southeast’s largest and most active business entrepreneurs and landholders, and retains a sharp focus on the customized representation of smaller businesses and individuals. Jones Swanson has served as lead counsel in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, and Texas, as well as in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.

Jones Swanson also brings its spirited practice to the area of legacy property damage and environmental damage suits on behalf of large landowners and business groups throughout Louisiana and the United States, seeking recovery of damages and cleanup resulting from mineral exploration and chemical operations. Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison has successfully litigated several high-profile cases against large oil exploration and production companies for damages to and restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

In addition, Jones Swanson’s aggressive and creative approach to commercial litigation has included cases involving complex tax strategy litigation against numerous promoters, law firms, and international banking institutions; partnership disputes; unfair trade practice claims; antitrust litigation; claims pursuant to federal RICO and the Louisiana Racketeering Act; defamation and First Amendment claims; as well as the pursuit of complex appeals. While the firm often pursues these claims on behalf of clients situated as plaintiffs in litigation and claimants in other dispute resolution fora, the firm also applies this same dedication to innovative and proactive solutions to defending clients against high-stakes claims.

On behalf of its clients, Jones Swanson has secured aggregate verdicts in excess of $150,000,000.  The firm’s efforts have also resulted in settlements exceeding a million dollars for many of Jones Swanson’s clients.

A sampling of the firm’s clients include CSL Energy (a private equity fund located in Greenwich, Connecticut), Strategic Well Site (a hydraulic fracturing service company located in San Antonio, Texas), Tchoupitoulas Partners (a private equity partnership with offices in New Orleans and Houston), Easterly Capital (a hedge fund located in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts), Global Hunter Securities, LLC (an investment banking firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana), Doré Energy Company (a land and energy company located in Lake Charles, Louisiana), Magnolia Marketing Corporation (a beverage distribution company previously located in Southeast Louisiana), and the National Football League.

Jones Swanson’s successful representation of its clients has earned the firm widespread recognition, including the following:

  • Jones Swanson named as one of only four “highly recommended” firms in Louisiana on the Benchmark Litigation listing of plaintiff’s firms (2011, 2012);
  • Gladstone N. Jones III named a “Super Lawyer” in Environmental Litigation and Business Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine (2008-2010, 2013-2014); named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s “Leaders in Law” (2013); named one of New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Bet-The-Company-Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law (2013); named one of the “Top Attorneys In Louisiana” by New Orleans and Louisiana Life Magazines (2013); named as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2011, 2012); and named to the “Lawdragon 3000” list (2011), the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers” list (2007), and the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America” list (2006);
  • Lynn E. Swanson named one of New Orleans CityBusines Magazine’s “Leaders in Law” (2014); named one of  New Orleans Magazine “Top Lawyers” in Commercial Litigation (2013); named one of Loyola University College of Law’s “Women in Law: (2013); named one of the “Top Attorneys in Louisiana” by New Orleans and Louisiana Life Magazines (2013); named a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013); named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s “Women of the Year” (2012); named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2011, 2012);
  • Kevin Huddell named one of New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Environmental Law (2013);
  • Tad Bartlett appointed as Research Assistant to The United States Supreme Court’s Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg and The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Honorable James L. Dennis in the Tulane Law School Abroad Program (1998);
  • Katie E. Lasky named a “Rising Star” In Business Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2014); named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s “Women of the Year” (2013); named as a 100+ Hour Volunteer with the New Orleans Pro Bono Project (2007-2013); and
  • Bernard E. Boudreaux, Jr. named a “Super Lawyer” in in the areas of Business and Corporate Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Legislative and Governmental Affairs by Super Lawyers Magazine (2007-2010, 2012-2014).

In addition, the firm’s lawyers maintain a dedication to public service as leaders in the profession and the community, as shown by the following honors:

  • Katie E. Lasky received the New Orleans Pro Bono Project’s Leadership Award (2013) and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Leah Hipple Mckay Award for outstanding volunteerism (2013); and both she and Tad Bartlett have received the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association for outstanding pro bono service to Louisiana’s indigent (Katie, 2006; Tad, 2007), with Tad having additionally received Distinguished Service Awards from the New Orleans Pro Bono Project (2006, 2007).

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