Georges Legrand Honored at New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Event

Georges Legrand Leadership in Law eventFounder and member Georges Legrand and fellow honorees of the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law class of 2017 were recognized at a reception at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) on Monday, May 22, 2017. The publication also produced a special Leadership in Law insert that includes interviews with each of the attorneys.  We are delighted to share Georges’s interview, which is appended below. 

Georges Legrand, Firm-Associated

A native of New Orleans, Georges Legrand graduated from the University of New Orleans and Loyola Law School. He briefly considered medical school, but decided law school was a better fit. An attorney since 1979, his specialty is maritime law.

Legrand is a member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett. He points out that marine work is very diversified and he enjoys the different aspects.

One of his recent memorable cases involved an “embarrassment of navigation” case (equivalent to running someone off the road, only it involves a river). His client was expecting a poor result, but they prevailed and the client was thrilled.

Legrand feels very satisfied when a corporate client appreciates his work, but he doesn’t mince words when asked about his proudest accomplishment.

“My proudest accomplishment is hopefully being a good father and husband. That probably means more to me than anything,” he said. His biggest challenge is arranging his time to allow him to do that.

He advises aspiring lawyers to pay attention to detail and do what’s necessary to produce a great work product. In his opinion, if you do those things everything else takes care of itself. He also urges them to be timely and communicate with clients.

“I don’t know how you make a living if you’re not timely in responding to your customers,” he said.

Outside the office, he loves the food scene in New Orleans and hopes to be a food writer when he finishes practicing. He also loves to travel and spend time with his family.

He believes in being a steward of the community, and he and his wife are active in their church and various community organizations. Legrand founded a marine seminar for the Offshore Marine Services Association, made up of boat operators in the Gulf. It educates them in the nuances of marine litigation to help them mitigate issues or avoid ending up in court.

“Knowledge is power,” he said. “If you’re going to end up in court, get the best result.”

Honorees Chosen for 13th “Leadership in Law” Class

Our very own Georges M. Legrand has been chosen as one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2017 Leaders In Law. The New Orleans CityBusiness recognizes area professionals in the field of law for their career and community accomplishments. This year marks the 13th annual event, and a special Leadership in Law insert profiling all honorees will run in the May 26th issue of New Orleans CityBusiness. An event will be held to celebrate this year’s winners on May 22nd at the New Orleans Museum of Art. 

Congratulations, Georges!  As well as all the Honorees!

13 Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett Attorneys Included in New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers

Mouledoux Bland Legrand Brackett Top Lawyers

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers in the legal specialties of Workers’ Compensation Law, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law, Municipal Law, Insurance Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett Attorneys Included in New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers

  • Patrick J. Babin – Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Beth S. Bernstein – Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Wilton E. Bland, III – Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Alan G. Brackett – Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Gerard J. Dragna – Transportation Law
  • Mark E. Hanna – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Municipal Law
  • Georges M. Legrand – Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Andre J. Mouledoux – Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law
  • Michael Parks – Insurance Law, Transportation Law
  • Robert N. Popich – Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Adam P. Sanderson – Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Eric Winder Sella – Transportation Law
  • Simone H. Yoder – Workers’ Compensation Law

New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers Methodology

New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers voting was open to all licensed attorneys in New Orleans. They were asked which attorney, other than themselves, they would recommend in the New Orleans area. Each attorney was allowed to recommend up to three colleagues in each of the 58 legal specialties. Once the online nominations were complete, each nominee was carefully evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their license and their current standing with the State Bar Association of Louisiana. Attorneys who received the highest number of votes in each specialty were included in New Orleans Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers list. The list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research Services.