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Trusted Law Office In New Orleans, Louisiana

The Mahone Firm, a trusted law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, provides individualized legal service to clients from the start of their case to its conclusion.

Our established law office concentrates primarily on two practice areas: Personal Injury (including Offshore Injury) and Commercial Litigation. Mike Mahone, a personal injury lawyer, and business litigation attorney is the sole practitioner of this reputable law firm.

As a lawyer in the New Orleans area, Mike wants to be always available to his clients and move their cases forward as efficiently as possible. This means that you won’t have to go through or speak with a paralegal or a legal assistant. If clients, for instance, want to provide new or useful information about their ongoing case, they can contact Mike directly.

On top of that, Mike guides clients every step of the way. His hands-on approach in handling cases makes clients feel at ease with the process of litigation, which can be emotionally taxing. He makes sure that clients obtain the results they want and deserve.

Call us today at (504) 564-7342 for a free and confidential case evaluation by a New Orleans personal injury and business litigation attorney.

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Taking on a Wide Range of Personal Injury Cases

New Orleans attorney Mike Mahone works hard to win the compensation personal injury clients deserve. He accepts a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car, Truck, and Bicycle Accidents –We help individuals pinpoint the cause of the incident, find out who’s responsible for it, and seek fair compensation.
  • Wrongful Death – Our law office works hard to hold the negligent individual liable for the untimely demise of your beloved family member.
  • Work Injuries – We provide legal services to people who have been injured on the job, which sometimes involves workers’ compensation claims alone and other times involve negligence claims against responsible third parties as well.

Helping You with Your Offshore Injury Claims

Maritime and offshore accidents occur when employers fail to keep the premises free of hazards, train employees properly, and take the time to maintain equipment. Sadly, these accidents can often lead to severe injuries and even death.

Mike helps offshore workers who sustained preventable injuries obtain compensation for their losses. He provides legal assistance on the following claims:

  • Maintenance and Cure – Workers who sustained an injury while in the service of a vessel can pursue maintenance (room and board expenses) and cure (medical costs) claim.
  • Jones Act –This federal law allows qualified maritime workers to seek compensation for injuries that happen as a result of the negligence of their employer.
  • Unseaworthiness – Workers can pursue this type of claim against their company if the vessel of the employer was not seaworthy at the time of the accident. This is irrespective of whether the claim proves fault or negligence.

Providing Legal Assistance in Businesses Involve in Disputes

When Mike handles business litigation cases, he brings the sophisticated business litigation practices he learned over the years to business and individual clients. He understands that disputes can disrupt the daily life of a person or the operation of an organization. As a knowledgeable litigation attorney in New Orleans, he takes a personalized approach to commercial litigation. This allows him to minimize the disruption caused by the dispute and resolve the problem as efficiently as possible.

Mike litigates various business disputes, such as property damage claims, and commercial litigation claims. He also assesses potential claims for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

If you’re involved in a business dispute or have suffered from an injury, don’t wait or attempt to resolve the situation by yourself. Reach out to our law firm today by calling (504) 564-7342 or emailing at

Answers To Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

Common Questions

There is no charge for you to discuss your case. If I decide to accept the representation, we will then come up with a fee arrangement.

The most common fee structure in personal injury and other plaintiff litigation is a contingent fee. Meaning, the client pays nothing unless money is recovered (either through a settlement or a trial verdict). Assuming there is a recovery, I will take a percentage of that as a contingent fee. The firm will also be reimbursed for any litigation costs spent during the case (such as filing fees, investigation costs, expert costs, and deposition fees). But, if there is no recovery, then the client owes nothing.

On the other hand, some clients may prefer to pay by the hour or make a single fixed fee payment at the start of their case. With fixed-fee and hourly arrangements, the costs owed by the clients will be discussed when the retention agreement is signed. But, regardless of the fee structure, I understand that everyone comes from different financial circumstances and am committed to coming up with a fee that works for you.

This depends on your claim. Louisiana has a legal concept called “prescription” (also called the “statute of limitations” in other jurisdictions) that gives a person who has suffered damages a specific amount of time to bring a claim. For example, most personal injury claims must be filed within one year of your injury. Determining the amount of time you have to file suit can be complicated, so you should check with an attorney to make sure that you understand how much time you have. The last thing you want to do is to wait too long and have your claim dismissed.

My philosophy is simple: maintaining a docket of fewer cases allows me to devote more time to the needs of each of my clients. Because of this approach, you will not have to run your questions through a secretary or a paralegal; instead, you’ll speak directly to me throughout your case.

Maybe. In Louisiana, a party can be ordered to pay another party’s attorney’s fees if they are required to do so by the terms of a contract or by law. If either of those situations applies to your case, you may be able to recover your attorney’s fees.

Maybe. Every case may go to trial, but the reality is that most cases will never see the inside of a courtroom because of settlements and plea agreements. Also, even if a case does go to trial, there may be strategic reasons for you not to testify. Still, regardless of whether you have a criminal or civil matter and whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, there is always a chance that you will have to testify.

This varies by case and depends on the facts and issues involved. Some cases can be resolved in just a few months without even filing a lawsuit, and others may take years to finish. However, you can be confident that I will make every effort to resolve your case as quickly as possible, all while delivering the level of service you should expect from your attorney.

Yes. Your communications with me, once you decide to hire me, are protected by the attorney-client (or lawyer-client) privilege. This protection should make you comfortable telling me all of the facts of your case so I can best represent you and protect your interests.

While I do handle a wide variety of cases, there is always the possibility that I don’t handle the type of claim that you need to pursue or that has been brought against you. But don’t worry. If I don’t regularly handle your type of case, I maintain relationships with many skilled lawyers who probably do. If your case is outside of the scope of what I do, I’ll gladly refer you to an attorney who will be able to help you.

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