Attorney Profiles 2017-10-19T14:36:11+00:00
Mickey P. Landry
Mickey P. Landry
mlandry@landryswarr.com

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 C. Hoffman
Philip C. Hoffman
phoffman@landryswarr.com

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. In 2012, Mr. Hoffman served as lead counsel in a two week jury trial and acquired a $4.4 million verdict for an 81 year old deceased mesothelioma victim’s family against Ford Motor Company and Southern Talc Corp. In fact, during his legal career Mr. Hoffman has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Hoffman has been cited in numerous national magazines, and 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:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
Matthew C. Clark
Matthew C. Clark
mclark@landryswarr.com

Matthew has proudly focused his career on representing patients and their families in asbestos-disease litigation since joining Landry & Swarr, LLC March 2014. Since that time, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients and has helped them achieve much-deserved relief in this regard. Before joining Landry & Swarr, Matthew handled litigation between companies, including a lengthy focus on Chinese drywall products liability claims of buyers, sellers and manufacturers. Matthew’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 Matthew’s time at Loyola he served on the Law Review and worked full-time for the City of New Orleans. Matthew’s work for the City involved the application of Industrial Psychology theory to the workplace through his development, administration and scoring of psychological tests regarding various civil service jobs. If you want to laugh, ask him his job title. Loyola College of Law graduated Matthew 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. Matthew also serves as a director of Court Watch NOLA, a non-profit group with the mission to promote reform in the Orleans Parish criminal court system through civic engagement and courtroom observation. He is also a proud alumnus of Holy Cross High School.

Frank J. Swarr
Frank J. Swarr
fswarr@landryswarr.com

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 argued successfully 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
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Parish Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
Amanda J. Ballay
Amanda J. Ballay
aballay@landryswarr.com

Amanda Ballay received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2000. In 2003, she graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, where she was a member of the Loyola Moot Court Staff. After graduation from Loyola Law School, Ms. Ballay began her legal career at Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P. practicing Labor and Employment law. She served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier (from March 2006 to August 2007) and for the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt (from September 2007 to September 2011), both in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. In October 2011, Judge Engelhardt appointed Mrs. Ballay as a Special Master in In Re FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Product Liability Litigation, MDL 1873. Mrs. Ballay began practicing asbestos litigation with this law firm in November 2013. She is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, and is a member of the New Orleans and Louisiana State Bar Associations.