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Galen Hair

Insurance Attorney at Metairie, LA

4.6   13 reviews

About Galen

Learn Galen’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    50%
    We assist policyholders when an insurance company has delayed, denied, or underpaid a claim. We do this through a unique process and work hard to resolve cases inside and outside of the courtroom.

    8 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Insurance fraud
    50%
    When carriers commit fraud to avoid paying a claim, we assert our clients’ rights and work to uncover, report, and then undo the fraud.

    8 years, 2,000 cases

I am a Louisiana based attorney that has dedicated my life to helping victims of disaster recover when they are taken advantage of by insurance companies. I love what I do, because what I do matters. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/14/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/28/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Galen

Insurance Claim HQ powered by Hair Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
3540 S. I-10 Serv. Rd. W
Suite 300
Metairie, LA, 70001

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Charles | October 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Trustworthy Attorney
My experiences with Lawyers been a leery one at best. However I found Galen to be an exception to the the field. He has clients all over the country. He gets all the stars from me.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Galen stands above the rest! He is calm under pressure, calculated, decisive and a compassionate advocate for his clients. I can’t thank Galen enough for everything he has done for my business. Meeting Galen has been a game changer. Thank you, Galen!
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He returns calls & he cares!
We live in Texas and had a problem with a service provider with our home in Louisiana. Galen Hair called me back and not an assistant was a great start. My husband's schedule is difficult and he worked around our time and the July 4th weekend. He answered my questions and I felt ready to deal with the service provider. Everything finally worked itself out because the service provider looked up Galen Hair, knew we meant business and heard he was good. We still have that home in Louisiana and if ANYTHING should come up in the future, Galen Hair will be the first person I'm calling.
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Posted by Ashley | June 14, 2014
Knowledgeable and Informative Attorney
Galen handled FDCPA lawsuits for the debt purchasing and collection agency I worked for. I was his primary contact at our office regarding these matters and interacted with him on a weekly, sometimes daily basis for the past 3 years. Galen is very knowledgeable on every aspect of the FDCPA and is a skilled negotiator. When asked questions, he always gave options and took the time to explain the law and reasoning behind his recommendation. I would also occasionally request legal advice on personal matters and Galen was always willing to offer a recommendation and point me in the right direction.
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Posted by Logan | June 10, 2014
Professional and Knowledgable
Galen Hair has been instrumental in consulting my small but growing business on myriad legal issues ranging from contracts to intellectual property. While Galen is incredibly knowledgable, he's willing to refer you to other resources if a topic falls outside of his specialties -- a quality that is rare in most lawyers I've met with. If you're looking for a courteous and professional lawyer with a range of skills, you won't go wrong with Galen.
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Posted by Dale | September 17, 2013
Could not have chosen a better lawyer.
In 2011, I partnered with several individuals to purchase a health care company. I obtained 40 percent of the shares and was the majority shareholder. Unfortunately, with this percentage I also had very little control of the company. I contacted Mr. Hair and explained to him what had taken place over the last year. He asked me what I wanted out of the company. I explained to him that I wanted complete control of the company and I want the two of the shareholders out of the company because of illegal activities. After reviewing my case, Mr. Hair invited me back to his office for a meeting to give me a game plan and the cost. He felt certain that we could win the case if I decided to hire him. At that point I had nothing to lose because I had no control of a company which I claimed ownership. Mr. Hair proceeded with the litigation and the shares were offered back to me and I gained control of the company as it was intended. Proudly I speak of this attorney because of his knowledge, skills and abilities. He was very persistent and went out of his way to research my line of business to insure that I received the most accurate information. Because I was so happy with the actions of Attorney Hair, I asked him to represent me in the purchase of another healthcare company. I am pleased to say that Mr. Hair responded quickly and made sure that the purchase of the new company was legit. Attorney Hair has my stamp of approval and I am certain anyone seeking an attorney to represent them will not be disappointed in the services that Attorney Hair will provide.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2013
Recent Litigation Client
Mr. Hair quickly and efficiently resolved a contract issue that arose in our small business a little over a year ago. From start to finish, he was very attentive to our needs and objectives. Mr. Hair is a sharp attorney and we will certainly be using him again.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2013
I'm glad to have Galen Hair as my lawyer!
Galen Hair was an excellent lawyer on my case. His research was thorough and extensive. We went to court well-prepared to fight the battle. He spent considerable time preparing me prior to the court date so that I would know what to expect when placed on the stand. After we won the case, he set up a manageable payment plan with me so that I could pay off the well-earned fees without breaking the bank. He is always willing to provide me extra information or consultation that I may need. I am sure to recommend everyone I know to him so that they are comfortable knowing that their lawyer is working hard for the case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2013
Legal View
Mr. Hair saved us a significant amount of money by arguing some contract discrepancies. VHC Law prevented our license from being revoked wrongfully. He has also helped us settle some sizeable debt.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2013
Galen Hair is an excellent Lawyer
Galen Hair is my general Lawyer for nationwide lawsuits filed against my collection firms. Galen is a bulldog and fights for creditors rights, it has been great having him on our team.
Posted by Steven | May 23, 2013
Great Guy, Very Helpful
He has been helping me with a sensitive employment discrimination issue. He is responsive. He always answers the phone or has someone call me back. His partners are nice too. When I came to him, I didn't even know if I could sue. Now we have a federal lawsuit and he emails me every time something new happens to let me know. I would reccomend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2014
Very effective negotiator
Galen has proven his mettle negotiating our debt collection issues over time, and has settled almost everything pre-litigation. I have no qualms recommending to others.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Talks tough and doesn't deliver
Unresponsive and when Galen blesses you with his time, it's a self-promoting display of how tough he wants you to be. Galen built himself up to be a competent attorney and I bought his charade, only to learn that it was all an act. This guy is also getting a ton of SEO support, given how an online search would make it seem that he's a seasoned expert in whatever he does, to including making insurance companies pay, when he just got started in the field.
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Response from Galen Hair April 8, 2022
Definitely sorry you feel that way, although as an anonymous commenter, it is difficult to tell what we could have done to better service you since we don’t know who you are and/or if you are or were even a client. Feel free to call contact us directly if you wish to talk. Regarding the comment about just getting started in the field, that is not accurate as it relates to insurance losses. Our current firm started in August of 2020, but I have been doing this work for years prior and before that handled similar cases on the defense side. Again, if you wish to talk, we would love to figure out how we could have served you better. Best of luck.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Varadi, Hair & Checki, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Fellow
  • Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Boston University
  • B. Mus.
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Construction Specialist Group v. Zander Murray
  • Judgment completely in favor of Defendant
  • Alejo v. Halsted Financial
  • Case dismissed in client's favor
  • Reynolds v. Progressive Roofing
  • Judgment in favor of the client
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Associations

  • Bywater Community Development Corporation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • American Law Media
  • Top Lawyers in Louisiana
  • 2014
  • NO AIDS Task Force
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • 2014
  • Tulane 34 Award
  • Tulane University
  • 2009
  • Silver Key
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Amazon
  • Picking Up The Pieces
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Win The Storm
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana
  • 2022
  • Win The Storm
  • Policyholder Attorney Panel
  • 2022
  • Win the Storm
  • Coordinating Claims: How to Maximize Claims by Building a Team
  • 2022
  • SRC Summit
  • Public Adjuster and Attorney Panel
  • 2022
  • Path to Indemnity
  • Bad Faith Litigation: Building Your Case
  • 2022
  • Path to Indemnity
  • Louisiana Bad Faith Litigation
  • 2021
  • Disaster Preparedness Conference
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Debt Buying 101
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Galen is a superb attorney with large firm experience which he brings to his own firm to benefit his clients. He is highly knowledgeable in the litigation field, and I would recommend his services to anyone."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hair is an exemplary attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Hiring him might very well be the best decision that you have ever made. His answers on Avvo are perfect. I have practiced for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney and he is one of the best I have encountered."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Galen Hair truly builds a relationship with his clients and seeks to understand them. He gives a voice to his clients and fights relentlessly for them. I would highly recommend Galen to anyone in need of a lawyer who offers both extensive courtroom experience, and individualized attention."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Galen Hair is a detail-oriented, client-focused, and solution-driven litigator. He fights for his clients and makes sure they understand what needs to be done."
Business Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Galen is a great person and excellent attorney. He is diligent, hard working, and intelligent. Galen also always puts the interests of his client at the forefront of his decision making in any matter. I have worked with him on multiple files and find his work to be thorough and top notch. I recommend anyone interested in hiring an attorney consider Galen. You will be impressed with his wok product and service."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hair's intellect and drive are unparalleled."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Galen is a fierce trial attorney and litigator."
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Metairie Insurance Lawyer Galen Hair
Galen Hair
Insurance Attorney
Metairie, LA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation