National Litigation Firm Manion Gaynor & Manning Opens New Orleans Office

Max Swetman

BOSTON – Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP (MG&M) will open a new office in New Orleans. This new location will feature several new attorneys in the firm’s Products Liability & Complex Tort Group, plus paralegal support and administrative staff.

         Launching the new MG&M office are trial lawyers Max Swetman and Chris Massenburg, former founding partners of Swetman Baxter Massenburg LLC. Attorneys Swetman and Massenburg will lead the firm’s Louisiana and Mississippi practices, focusing on product liability, toxic torts, environmental and business litigation as well as regulatory compliance. They will also augment the firm’s considerable capabilities as National Coordinating Counsel and National Trial Counsel for numerous corporations and insurers.

         Swetman’s practice focuses on the defense of toxic tort, occupational disease and environmental claims alleging bodily injury and property damage at the regional and national level. He also counsels clients on issues of liabilities associated with environmental contamination and potential future liabilities that may arise from industrial, manufacturing and other processes.

         Massenburg’s practice primarily focuses on environmental, toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, construction defects and commercial trucking litigation. He has been retained by clients to reevaluate their litigation strategies, and train fact, corporate, and newly retained expert witnesses for deposition and trial.

         Also joining MG&M are new partners Adam Hays and Brandie Thibodeaux, associates Kevin Sloan, Meaghan Donovan, Natasha Corb, and of counsel David Frohn. Frohn has more than 30 years of product liability and insurance litigation experience and focuses his practice on the defense of domestic and international manufacturers of consumer and industrial products.

         “We are delighted to welcome Max, Chris, David, Adam, Brandie, and their team to MG&M,” John B. Manning, partner and chair of the firm’s Products Liability & Complex Tort Group, said. “These highly accomplished attorneys are well known and respected locally and nationally for their innovation and results in trial practice, products liability, toxic torts and environmental law. We are extremely proud to have attracted attorneys of their caliber and experience for the benefit of MG&M clients.”

         MG&M’s continued expansion into the Gulf States adds further momentum to recent attorney growth in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Delaware, where the firm has added 11 attorneys since January 2014 in response to increasing client needs.

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