Mickey Landry received his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1984, and graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans in 1993, where he was a member of the Loyola Moot Court Staff. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, and is a member of the Louisiana State, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Federal Bar Associations, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors -1999) and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Philip Hoffman is an attorney at Landry & Swarr and was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2004, and graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans in 2007, where he received a Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Civil Law. Mr. Hoffman has been tirelessly representing victims of asbestos disease for over a decade. In addition to recovering tens of millions of dollars for his clients in settlement, Mr. Hoffman has served as lead counsel in several jury trials, some resulting in jury verdicts, while others settled during trial. In 2012, Mr. Hoffman acquired a $4.4 million verdict for an 81 year old deceased mesothelioma victim’s family against Ford Motor Company. That case, Oddo v. Asbestos Corp. Ltd., 173 So.3d 1192 (La.App.4 Cir. 2015), was appealed and after successfully arguing the appeal, the Fourth Circuit upheld the verdict and issued a lengthy opinion which is now regularly cited at the trial court level. Mr. Hoffman has been cited in numerous national magazines, and every year beginning in 2014 he has been nominated as a rising star Super Lawyer, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Louisiana attorneys who are under 40 years of age. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, and is a member of the following professional organizations:
Frank J. Swarr is a founding partner of Landry & Swarr. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1989, where he was inducted into Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society. He graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans in 1994, where he was a member of both the Loyola Law Review and Loyola Moot Court Staff and was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society. Since 1994, Frank has focused his practice on representing victims of asbestos exposure and their families with an emphasis on cases involving malignant mesothelioma, and has served as principal trial and appeal counsel on numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. Frank has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, as well as before the Louisiana Supreme Court on numerous occasions, including the landmark case of Bourgeois v. AP Green, 716 So.2d 355 (La. 1998), in which the Supreme Court recognized for the first time in Louisiana the right of those exposed to toxic substances to recover the costs of future medical monitoring. Frank also successfully tried to verdict and argued on appeal Zimko v. American Cyanamid, 905 So.2d 465 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2005), the first case in which a Louisiana court recognized a duty to protect family members from asbestos fibers brought home on the work clothes of workers exposed to asbestos. Frank has also been an invited speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Frank is a member of the following professional organizations:
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Justice, Council of Directors
Matt aggressively represents people diagnosed with asbestos diseases and their families, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesotheliomas. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients throughout all phases of civil litigation and in state and federal courts, pre-trial, trial and appellate. Matt recently secured a unanimous jury award of $7,750,000 for the daughter and son of a chemical engineer who lost his life to mesothelioma. The case is Gaddy v. Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., No. 2019-cv-12926. He also handles complex legal issues at the appellate level through both in-person and written argument, including federal and state appellate courts.
Matt has recovered money for clients who experienced asbestos exposure in many different settings, including motorcycle, railroad and automotive mechanics, tradesmen at shipyards, papermills, chemical plants, among other industrial settings. He has done the same for those who have experienced asbestos exposures in their own homes, through sharing the home with or washing the contaminated work clothes of a loved one, done home repair work, or used talcum powders.
Before joining Landry & Swarr, Matt handled product-liability issues, including a lengthy focus on Chinese drywall products liabilities. Matt’s educational and professional background is a bit diverse. The University of New Orleans awarded him a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Louisiana Tech University awarded him a master’s degree in Industrial Psychology. Loyola University College of Law awarded him a juris doctorate in civil law. During Matt’s time at Loyola, he served on the Law Review and worked full-time for the City of New Orleans. Matt’s work for the City involved the application of Organizational Psychology theory to the workplace. If you want to laugh, ask him his job title. Loyola College of Law graduated Matt in 2007. He has been a practicing, Louisiana-licensed attorney since 2007. He is a member of the Louisiana and New Orleans bar associations and is licensed to practice law in all Louisiana state and federal courts. Matt is also a proud alumnus of Holy Cross High School.