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John Manard’s practice is exclusively litigation, in the area of toxic torts, pharmaceutical, environmental, class actions and commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex multi-party litigation. He has been with the firm since 1975. Mr. Manard has represented clients in many industries, including the railcar industry, petrochemicals, construction, health care, tank terminals, utilities and hospitality.


Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 34%
  2. Commercial: 33%
  3. Health Care: 33%

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Phelps Dunbar

Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


LAEligible to practice law197109/03/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A
ListedLouisiana Super LawyersN/A
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans MagazineN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Mass Torts Litigation CommitteeCo-chair2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Mass Torts Litigation CommitteeVice-Chair2005 - 2005
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Louisiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)The New Medicare Modernization Act of 20032004
Tulane Environmental Law JournalGATT and the Environment: The Friction Between International Trade and the World's Environment1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolEnvironmental LawLL.M - Master of Laws1999
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
10th Annual National Institute on Class ActionsClass Actions and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Lawyers in the Real World React to Changes in Procedural and Substantive Rules2006
9th Annual National Institute on Class ActionsClass Action Countdown: What's Hot on the Class Litigation Front2005
Nuts and BoltsJury Selection in Environmental Litigation2003
4th Annual Class Action/Mass Torts SymposiumNovel Mass Tort Resolution Techniques2003
31st Annual Conference on Environmental Law"Environmental Incident Management: Real World Advice for Real World Crises2002