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About me

I am a trial lawyer.  Our goal is to provide our clients an opportunity to seek Justice and to obtain Justice for them.  I am a true student of the profession and this has led me to participate in enhancing my trial skills at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College and other institutions designed to help me better tell my client's truth.


Outside of my core legal practice consisting of personal injuries from automobile, trucking, dangerous and defective products, and maritime tragedies, I have been retained by attorneys to assist in trying criminal cases and other cases nationally.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 24%
  3. Trucking Accident: 24%
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 23%
  5. Mesothelioma & Asbestos: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • David Sidney Eichholz

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a very knowledgeable attorney, If you've been involved in any car accident and need a good attorney in Louisiana he is your guy.


    David Eichholz Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Stephanie Moss Quigley

    Michael is a skilled litigator. I endorse this lawyer.


    Stephanie Quigley Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Brandner Law Firm

1100 Poydras Street
Suite 1502
New Orleans, LA, 70163

Brandner Law Firm (Appointment Only)

4880 Bluebonnet Blvd. Ste. A
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809



LAEligible to practice law200211/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Louisiana Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Top 402012
Top 50 Leaders in the LawNew Orleans CityBusiness2011
Top Attorneys in Jefferson ParishJefferson Life Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrandner Law Firm, LLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Jefferson Dollars for ScholarsBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Alliance for Good GovernmentExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Christian Brothers School Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Jefferson Parish Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
DesireNOLABoard of Directors2006 - 2009
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Demma v. Automobile Club Inter-Insurance EchangeLouisiana State Supreme Court found in favor of our client and held that the client's petition was timely filed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Safety ReportBuying a house? Don't Skimp on a Home Inspection2011
The Safety ReportWhat every parent should know before using infant formula.2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AF Warrior Graduate2011
Louisiana State UniversityPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Boston University School of LawTax LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seize Success - Trials That WorkTrial Tactics2011