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New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney Meyer (Mike) H. Gertler

M. H. “Mike” Gertler

E-mail: mhgertler@gertlerfirm.com

Mike Gertler is a managing partner and one of the founders of the Gertler Law Firm, a New Orleans personal injury law firm.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.  A significant part of his practice has included civil litigation, products liability law, and toxic torts.

In 2005, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice named Mike Gertler as a 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalist for his work on the Scott v. American Tobacco Company, et.al. case.  “The Best Lawyers in America,” published by New York-based Woodward/White Inc., 1987, recognized Mike Gertler as one of America’s Best Lawyers in the Field of Labor and Employment Law.

Also, for 2007-2012 and 2014-17, he was named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the The National Trial Lawyers.  Mike has been selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2010-2018.  New Orleans Magazine selected Mike as a Top Lawyer in the New Orleans area for 2009.  He was selected a Who’s Who in American Law for 2009-2012 and a Who’s Who in America for 2011.  Mike was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of product liability litigation, mass tort litigation/class actions, and personal injury litigation for 2012-2018.  He was also selected the Best Lawyers’ 2013 New Orleans Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”  Mike was named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2011.

He has served as a member of The Board of Governors for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Mike has served as a judge ad hoc in Municipal Court and has taught at the Tulane University School of Law as an adjunct professor in the trial advocacy program.

His civic activities include a past presidency of Congregation Beth Israel.

Practice Areas

Wrongful Death Claims
Auto Accidents
Construction Accidents & Injuries
Electrical & Construction Related Burn Injuries
Brain Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Injuries from Defective Products
Rail Road/Train Accidents
Industrial Accidents & Injuries
Dog Bites
Motorcycle Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury/Cerebral Palsy
Nursing Home Negligence
Medical Negligence
Nursing Home Abuse
Premises Liability/Non-Secure Premises
Offshore Injuries
Oil Rig Injuries
Other Serious Injuries From Accidents
Pain Pump Injury Claims
Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Claims

Reported decisions include:

  • Dussouy v. Gulf Coast Inv. Corp., 433 So.2d 1080 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1983);
  • Williams v. Public Grain Elevator of New Orleans, Inc., 417 So.2d 398 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1982);
  • Prince v. Paretti Pontiac Co., 281 So.2d 112 (La. 1973);
  • In re Manguno, 961 F.2d 533 (5th Cir. 1992);
  • Stewart v. Parish of Jefferson, 951 F.2d 681 (5th Cir. 1992);
  • Trupiano v. Swift & Co., 755 F.2d 442 (5th Cir. 1985);
  • Wedgeworth v. Fibreboard Corp., 706 F.2d 541 (5th Cir. 1983);
  • Petes v. Hayes, 664 F.2d 523 (5th Cir. 1981);
  • Porter v. American Optical Corp., 641 F.2d 1128 (5th Cir. 1981);
  • Ferrara v. Intermedics, WL 533973 (E.D. La. 1993);
  • Doe v. The Archdiocese of New Orleans 2001-0739 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/8/02) 823 So.2d 360.
  • Scott v. American Tobacco Co., Inc., 04-2095 (La.App. 4th Cir. 2/7/07), 949 So.2d 1266.



Mike Gertler
The New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys With the Gertler Law Firm are Martindale peer review rated
 Mike Gertler is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association