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Glenn C. McGovern

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Metairie, LA

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 45 years

About Glenn

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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 tam, sexual 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 43 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 constant personal attention from our team with instant answers to your questions and regular updates on your case. We are always accessible to our clients and consider them friends.

I work with Peyton Bowman and Callan Johns, two young attorneys who share my passion for justice, riding motorcycles and making the world a better place. 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.

The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern
2901 Division Street Suite 201, Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 456-3610

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Licensed for 45 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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Posted by Mike | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT FOR MOTORCYCLESTS
He to get a positive result for me, when I thought that an accident that was not my fault, was going to cost me a fortune in hospital bill. I got hit by a texting driver, with minimal insurance.
Posted by Kip | December 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr. Glenn recently took on my case due to a motorcycle accident where I was struck from behind by a negligent driver. He is always there to offer me answers to any questions that I have. Very professional and makes you feel like you are more than just a client. If you want a lawyer that fights for you look no further.
Posted by Joey Furgeson | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Service
Glenn McGovern has served me well. He handled an injury case for me and delivered. Glenn had all of his bases covered from the start. He was always available when I called. Glenn is a stand up lawyer who works diligently to succeed for you. I cannot thank him enough. For anyone looking for an expert in motorcycle safety and a outstanding attorney Glenn is your guy.
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Posted by Kitra | April 21, 2015
Great lawyer
Mr. McGovern,is a very competent and comprehensive attorney. That turns out on his clients behalf. If you go into his office,by the awards he received. You'll see as well, his peers feel the same. I hold Mr.McGovern in the highest regard. He defended my civil rights,and gave me a voice. Where otherwise I wouldn't have.
Posted by LeighBuchanan | February 15, 2015
My Angel
On Aug 31, 2014 I was in a very bad motorcycle accident and the driver of the bike left me on the hwy. I thought it was all my fault and didn't know what to do or how I was going to pay my bills. The guy never try to help me in anyway. I was told to get a lawyer cause is was not right for him to leave me and not try to help me so I got a lawyer. My lawyer name is Glenn Mcgovern and this man is my angel and my voice. He has done everything he said he will do and more. He's also a kind and caring guy and will fight tooth and nail for u and he will let u know rights right and wrongs wrong and in my case the driver is so wrong for what he did and Glenn is and will fight for me. Thank u so much Glenn keep doing what ur doing
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Posted by Miranda | December 23, 2014
Mr. McGovern is a Light in the Dark
I've spent nearly the last two years being represented by Glenn. I would've been lost without him. All around good guy, with a keen grasp of the rights of the community, the rules of the courts, and definitely the person you want for a lawyer.
Posted by Joey Furgeson | November 9, 2014
Very Trustworthy Attorney
Glenn has been nothing but supportive and trustworthy in dealing with my case. He has gone above and beyond my expectations. He responds to all of my calls and emails. As a motorcylcist he knows the laws and rights to defend me. All of that being said Glenn is a very nice guy that I can feel comfortable with in handling my case.
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Posted by Gerald | August 30, 2014
On The Side Of The LAW
Mr. McGovern is not afraid to take on Cases against the Good Ole Boys!!! Nor will he leave you strung out in the cold! I have hired him to help me fight to get my job back as a Law Enforcement Officer after I was Unlawfully Terminated. Note I met with several Attorneys who would not touch the case because of its Jurisdiction in the Parish of Tangipahoa, LA. Mr. McGovern has proven thus far that he is a Trustworthy, Responseve, and Knoledgeable Attorney and one I would consider as a True Friend.
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Posted by Charlotte | September 24, 2011
Highest Positive Rating for Attorney Glenn C. McGovern
Glenn C.McGovern is the Best Lawyer with whom I have had the pleasure of being associated. I am an administrativel law judge who had the misfortune of being misunderstood and have to respond to some MSPB charges now. Mr McGovern is honest, hard working and well prepared for all pre trial motions, discovery and briefs. He reponds in intricate detail and can make our position known succiently in all written motions.His ability to cross examine witness is superb.He is reasonably priced and always has my interest at heart. Communication with Mr. Mc Govern is easy. His staff is experienced and easy to deal with.I HIGHLY recommend MR. McGovern.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern
  • 1977 - Present

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of New Orleans
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Policy Limits for Sport Rider Attack
  • Policy limits obtained.
  • $2.834 million motorcycle crash verdict Orleans
  • $2.834 million dollars
  • Driver pulls over median kills motorcycle rider in Kenner, La.
  • Settled for all policy limits $400,000
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Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Presidents Advisory Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Section
  • N/A
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Louisiana Chapter)
  • Delegate
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Louisiana Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1989 - 1995
  • New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President
  • 1988 - 1988
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • La. Assoc. Justice
  • Why Police Misconduct is Still Systemic in the U.S.
  • 2014
  • LAJ Newsletter
  • La. Assoc. Justice
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • IPICID restraint conference
  • Proving Handcuff Injuries
  • 2014
  • 2012 American Assoc. of Justice Annual Convention
  • New Way to Trial Civil Rights Jury Trials
  • 2012
  • NBI lecture
  • Police Procedures and Excessive Force
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Sexual harassment Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very competent and his answers to legal questions on this website are excellent."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. McGovern on several matters involving personal injury and civil rights. Mr. McGovern's comprehensive approach to preparing his cases ensures that no stone is left unturned. I would certainly recommend Glenn for representation for any civil dispute regardless of the complexity."
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