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I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for ethics and competancy as a trial attorney. I have published numberous articles in the ABA and La. Assoc. of Justice Journals. I have obtained record multi-million dollar judgments and settlements in toxic creosote cases in Texas, police brutality cases (one for over 4.7 milliion dollars for handcuffing a doctor for parking), over 1.4 million in a brain damage motorcycle case, 2.4 million at trial in a motorcycle leg amputation case and made new law in whistleblower, qui taim, sex harassment and police misconduct cases. I am not afraid to try cases and know how to win at jury trials. I have been practicing law over 34 years since 1977. We do extensive discovery and trial preparation in our cases using many proprietary research techniques. We have done many product liability cases where that was the only way to recover money for the client in motorcycle, toxic tort, creosote and benzene cases. I have the unique ability to handle motorcycle accident and crash cases. I have raced motorcycles at the local, state, national and even in the World Veterans FIM Motorcross Championships in Europe in 1977. I also am VP of the local GNO ABATE Chapter and fight for motorcyclists in the legislature and with La. ABATE as a representative. We have done child abuse by police, patient abuse by doctors, sexual battery by police, TASER cases, hog-tying cases, brain injury and death cases. You get personal attention from an experienced trial lawyer who communicates and keeps you posted on your case. I am extremely acessible for my clients and consider them friends.  Our motto is, "Making the Community Safer through the Jury System" and we have done that in police cars that exploded due to defective gas tanks, handcuffing techniques, TASER litigation, and had officers who used improper procedures to be disciplined. It is not just about money. It is about making the community safer. We believe we had a duty to do just that.


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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 10%
  2. Brain Injury: 10%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
  5. Other: 45%
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Contact Info

Attorney at Law

2637 Edenborn Ave Ste 101
Metairie, LA, 70002


LAEligible to practice law197709/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
trial lawyerLaw Office of Glenn C. McGovern1977 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Louisiana Chapter)Delegate1998 - 1999
Louisiana Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1989 - 1995
New Orleans Academy of Trial LawyersPresident1988 - 1988
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember1986 - 1995
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Presidents Advisory CouncilMemberN/A
Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationEmployment Law SectionN/A
New Orleans Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
National Transportation Safety Board Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Handcuffing of doctorsSettled $4,700.000.00
Dealer safety pays for greed2.84 million dollars with reduction for no helmet or endorsement to 1.7 million dollars
Driver pulls over median kills motorcycle rider in Kenner, La.Settled for all policy limits $400,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
La. Assoc. JusticeWhy Police Misconduct is Still Systemic in the U.S.2014
LAJ NewsletterLa. Assoc. Justice2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of New OrleansN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
IPICID restraint conferenceProving Handcuff Injuries2014
2012 American Assoc. of Justice Annual ConventionNew Way to Trial Civil Rights Jury Trials2012
NBI lecturePolice Procedures and Excessive Force2010