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In 1975, Judge David Gertler and his son, M. H. “Mike” Gertler, founded the law firm of Gertler & Gertler.  Louis Gertler joined the law firm in the 1990’s and Josh Gertler joined in 2010.  Today, the Gertler Law Firm, LLP, is a prominent New Orleans law firm in the field of toxic torts, product liability and personal injury.

The New Orleans Injury Attorneys With The Gertler Firm

Legal Groundbreakers

In the state of Louisiana, the Gertler firm prosecuted some of the first asbestos personal injury suits including mesothelioma and asbestosis claims, the first silicosis suits, and the first product liability suits against respirator manufacturers.

The Gertler Law Firm also was a leader in a group of prominent Louisiana law firms that obtained a groundbreaking and unprecedented judgment against the tobacco industry, which ordered the tobacco companies to establish a $241 million cessation program for the citizens of Louisiana.

Clients of the Gertler Law Firm

Over the past decades, the Gertler Law Firm has represented thousands of clients in many diverse areas of the law.   Its clients have included the plant workers at the local Johns-Manville and National Gypsum plants, and foundry workers throughout Louisiana.

Result Achievers

Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements award for New Orleans

The attorneys with the Gertler Law Firm have attained impressive results for their clients.  Their achievements have earned the Gertler firm membership in the Million Dollars Advocates Forum as a result of numerous damage awards in excess of one million dollars.

Leaders & Contributors

The lawyers at the Gertler firm have been recognized as leaders in their field.  The partners have taught seminars sponsored by Mealey’s and the Louisiana Association For Justice.  In addition, they have taught trial advocacy skills at Tulane Law School.

Appellate Experience

The Gertler Law Firm has extensive appellate experience including in the Louisiana Supreme Court and The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as in appellate courts in other states.  The attorneys with the Gertler Law Firm have litigated dozens of reported decisions.


The Gertler Law Firm seeks justice for its clients.  It litigates its cases with a strong sense of compassion, integrity and a dedication to protecting the rights of its clients.

Awards and Honors

The partners with the Gertler Law Firm have earned numerous awards and honors.

2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalists

Mike and Louis Gertler were named finalists for the 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for their participation in obtaining an unprecedented jury verdict ordering the tobacco industry to pay $241 million for a 10-year smoking cessation program in Louisiana.

Best Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law

& Product Liability Litigation

Mike Gertler was recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America”, published by Woodward/White Inc., as one of America’s Best Lawyers in the Field of Labor and Employment Law. He was also selected Best Lawyers’ 2013 New Orleans Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation

The Gertler Law Firm was listed in “Best Law Firms in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area” for Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation by the Best Lawyers publication and U.S. News & World Report.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Top Trial Lawyers in New Orleans

Mike and Louis Gertler were selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

Louisiana Super Lawyers

New Orleans Super Lawyers

Mike and Louis Gertler were selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Who’s Who in America and American Law

Mike Gertler has been selected a Who’s Who in America and a Who’s Who in American Law.

Louisiana Life Magazine

Mike Gertler and Louis Gertler were chosen Top Attorneys in Louisiana for 2011 by Louisiana Life Magazine.