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Joey F LaHatte III

Insurance Attorney at Metairie, LA

5.0   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Joey

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WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER. YOUR TEAM AND OURS. BAD FAITH INSURANCE, PROPERTY, AUTO, AND PERSONAL INJURY - SKILLED ATTORNEYS.

Joey is a native New Orleanian who was a Blue Jay and attended Jesuit High School and subsequently attended Louisiana State University for a technological degree where he was in the nationally renowned "Golden Band from Tigerland." Joey then attended Loyola New Orleans School of Law and later practiced in the areas of insurance defense, construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage, property damage, and participated in various trials and arbitrations. Joey's father "Joe" was a lawyer for thirty-years in New Orleans and developed an extensive plaintiff personal injury practice by taking a unique approach to the handling of claims. 

Joey is married to his wife Virginia and they have three children, Caroline, Charlotte, and Daniel. Joey also is an active member of the renowned all-male dance team, The 610 Stompers and regularly dances at charity events to raise money for various causes.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

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Location

LaHatte Law

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Glenda | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Glenda Cross
When I initially met Mr. LaHatte and his staff, they were welcoming and professional. My husband and I hired Mr. LaHatte to resolve an issue we had with a house fire. He resolved the case with positive results and I would highly recommend the LaHatte Law Firm!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Service
Joey and his team went above and beyond my expectations. He and his team were with me every step of the way during the long process. Any time I had a question, Joey and his team made sure to provide accurate and timely responses.
Posted by Caryn | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Joey was very professional and always easy to talk to. He answered any questions I had and addressed my concerns sufficiently. He handled my case perfectly. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kimberly | January 15, 2019
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Highly satisfied Client !!
Mr. LaHatte and his wonderful staff provided excellent service. The firm demonstrated professionalism and personal attention to my needs and all my questions. The firm handled everything....insurance company, legal issues, doctors and bills. They took the weight off my shoulders and handled everything for me. The LaHatte firm is phenomenal !! I highly recommend Joey LaHatte 100%.
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Posted by Michelle | December 23, 2018
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LaHatte is a WINNER!
Joey LaHatte fought to win settlements for me in two separate cases where I'd sustained property damages. One was a complicated termite case involving my personal residence and the other was damage to a rental property resulting from a coating that caused deterioration and rotting. LaHatte Law Firm is personable and professional and I highly recommend them!
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Posted by George | November 7, 2018
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Stressful Situation
This is a word of thanks to Mr. Joey LaHatte for help in a very stressful situation due to a water leak in our house and poor communication with our insurance company. We would not hesitate to use Mr. La Hatte for any legal needs George
Posted by Kimberly | November 7, 2018
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Builder/ Framer/ Construction
We contacted Mr. LaHatte when a buyer breached a real estate contract costing us thousands of dollars. Our goal was to be reimbursed the money that was lost due to the buyers high demands. Mr. LaHatte took the time to carefully review our case and pursued the buyer immediately. The buyer was very stubborn to respond but Mr. Lahatte continued to carefully yet firmly pursue him to come to an agreement or be faced with trial. We have come to an agreement with the buyer and are at peace with what felt like an emotional and financial roller coaster. Since then I have come to him with legal advice on many construction, building and business related issues. I have peace of mind with him at our side.
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Posted by Gabrielle | November 6, 2018
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Great help with ticket reduction
Joey helped me with a ticket reduction. He was professional and went above and beyond to help.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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Great Attorney!
Mr. Lahatte, was extremely helpful and made this process non-stressful. His professionalism was over the top and would hire him again for any future legal endeavors. Thank You, Mr. Lahatte
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
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Honest, No nonsense, Client Driven, Professional
Honest, Quick Response, No Nonsense, Very Professional That is what you get when you hire LaHatte Law to handle your case. The team at LaHatte Law was very upfront and honest about what I should expect throughout the entire process. They were prompt in their response and very informative on what was to come. Never felt like I was asking too many questions either. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
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Would highly recommend him
I was rearended twice within 6 months. Hiring Joey was the best decision. He handled everything and his office staff was very personable as well. I live 3 hours away from Metairie and choose Joey to represent me. He came that highly recommended by word of mouth. I actually recommended him to a couple who was recently involved in a hit and run. They have called to thank me for the recommendation as they are very pleased with his professionalism and level of empathy he has for his clients.
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Posted by Aldrian | July 6, 2018
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Thank you Joey LaHatte
I lost my home on March 23 While I was in the hospital. The insurance company was given me a hard time taken a long time to pay So I contacted Joey and immediately I started seeing results.
Posted by Paula | April 27, 2017
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Liberty mutual suit
Joey helped us reach a settlement with our home owners insurance after the floods in August damaged our home. Liberty Mutual refused to pay for roof damage and Joey effectively retrieved a settlement we were happy with in order to pay for damages to our flooded home and damaged roof.
Posted by Jairo | April 14, 2016
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PEER REVIEW
I have known Mr. LaHatte for approximately 8 years. I had more than one class with him in law school & have also seen him successfully argue motions and/or oppositions to motions for summary judgment before Louisiana Courts. Based on my knowledge of Mr. LaHatte, I can attest that he is very analytical and very knowledgeable in his area of practice.
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Posted by Edward | April 8, 2016
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Superb council
Joey's council was professional and relieving for the moment I contacted him. I was injured in a car accident and unsure of how to proceed. He directed me to getting the correct care and was awesome at keeping my stress about the situation down. When the time came to negotiate a settlement, Joey was relentless in getting an outcome that I was happy with. I would have no reservations about recommending Joey to anyone that need council. It was a great experience.
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Posted by Travis | April 7, 2016
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Constant Professional-Timely- Available
Joey has been an extremely professional lawyer handling my case, always responds to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. He helps put things in laymens terms to help me fully understand all of the different aspects of may case and has made sure that I've been aware of any and all developments as they happen. It is refreshing to have an attorney that makes himself available to me and makes sure that any and all questions I have are answered and understood. I would highly recommend his services to others and will definitely use him again if the situation arises.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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great results
After I attempted to resolve my auto accident case...with no response from the insurance company...Mr. LaHatte took my case and got it settled in a swift and efficient manner.
Posted by Larry | August 21, 2015
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Insurance claim
Joey did an excellent job getting results when my insurance company did not want to honor my home owner's policy. I highly recommend him and would use him again in a hearbeat.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
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Claim
This attorney listened and reviewed all information that I thought was relevant, without rushing me. I would say that Joey takes the time to understand how to pursue and prioritize your claims, while setting good expectations on what may be able to be delivered. Once he is hired, I believe he will fight for your rights.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • LaHatte Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Blue Williams, L.L.P.
  • 2007 - 2014

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client Residential Fire Claim - Louisiana Farm Bureau
  • Won
  • Homeowner Fire - Lafayette
  • One Million Dollars - 1,000,000.00 settlement in lieu of trial.
  • Mary Williams v. Security Plan Fire Insurance Company
  • Bad Faith Verdict - $61,000.00 on a $20,000.00 policy of insurance.
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Girard Playground Booster Club
  • Vice President Board member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 610 Stompers Charity Dance Organization
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • St. Ann's Church & School Men's Club
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Louisiana Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys In Jefferson Parish
  • Jefferson Life Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Chancellor Leadership Award
  • LSU
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Self
  • Louisiana Construction Law Handbook
  • 2010
  • Loyola Law Journal (New Orleans)
  • Editor
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Gray Insurance Seminar
  • Construction Law Seminar
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Joey
Insurance Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. LaHatte. We have co-counseled on cases for a number of years and watched our respective firms grow. His client-first way of thinking is what makes his clients like him. His knowledge of insurance law is what gets good results. It is getting harder and harder to find lawyers that have both."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey is a caring attorney who fights for his clients with passion and zeal. I would trust Joey with my own clients."
General practice Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joey is a great guy and lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joey LaHatte for years and if I had question about a first-party insurance dispute, he would be one of the first people I called."

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Metairie Insurance Lawyer Joey F LaHatte III
Joey F LaHatte III
Insurance Attorney
Metairie, LA
Licensed for 16 years
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