When it comes to giving legal representation, you want to do the best possible job for your client. That person is counting on your diligence and expertise, and the outcome of the case can have a drastic impact on their life. If you’ve ever needed to hire a lawyer, you probably empathize — you know how important the result of the case can be. That’s why it’s important to me, as an attorney, to look at my peers to appreciate and internalize what makes them so good at what they do.
In that spirit, I want to use this blog space to periodically celebrate what other lawyers are doing, in an effort to promote their qualities amongst the legal community at large. With that said, the inaugural “Practice Spotlight” article starts with J. Price McNamara.
A personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge, Price is a remarkable lawyer who first opened his Baton Rouge practice in 1995. But, his story actually begins much earlier than that. What makes Price unique amongst his peers is the experience he was able to build while working for a Metairie law firm, where his considerable talents went towards defending large insurance companies against personal injury lawsuits.
From car insurers to offshore drilling companies, J. Price spent his formative years defending these firms from their clients’ claims. This experience would prove to be invaluable, as four years later he opened his own practice with the intention of doing the exact opposite — helping the injured. Price has insight where many of his peers do not, and that is an understanding of how insurance company attorneys think and how they approach each case.
This inside knowledge, so to speak, gives him an important advantage, as he can plan his own case around that. And his ability to do so shows in the results he has achieved. It’s no surprise that he has won important cases against Wal-Mart, Farmer’s, Allstate, and State Farm. Likewise, it’s no coincidence that he has the outstanding rating of 9.9 on Avvo, with an incredible amount of praise from both his clients and peers.
Take, for example, what Bryan Fisher — another excellent attorney in Baton Rouge — said,
Price is a fantastic lawyer. He is experienced, smart, persistent and professional. An excellent choice if you need an experienced injury attorney.
It’s not just Price’s knowledge and experience that works in his favor. He has outstanding customer service and is able to provide each client with the entirety of his focus and attention. Like us, he follows a limited case-load philosophy. Moreover, he has the ability of proving his value to the client, not just thanks to the result, but by what he can bring to the table during the initial consultation (which, like us, he provides free of cost). His approach to each case is worthy of emulation, and not just because of how successful that approach has proven to be, but also because of the universal praise that his attitude has awarded him.
It goes without saying that Price is someone I admire greatly. Despite being a different specialization than I, there’s no doubt that he’s an influence on me and why way of practicing. It’s past time that someone show their appreciation for his work, and I’m happy that I was able to feature him in this inaugural Practice Spotlight series.
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