Michael S. Brandner, owner of the Brandner Law Firm, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up there and attended Jesuit High School. After graduating from high school, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science in 1999.
He then went on to study law at the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law where he served on the Executive Board of the Loyola Student Bar Association and was a member of the Loyola University School of Law Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Bradner received his juris doctor in 2002. After finishing law school, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a master of law in taxation in 2003 from the Boston University School of Law.
Mr. Brandner began his legal career at a firm that represented insurance companies on claims involving trucking accidents and maritime injuries. His experience representing large insurance companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina convinced him to open his own practice and fight for those who are less powerful than the insurance giants.
Today, he protects the rights of injured individuals in maritime personal injury, automobile accidents and trucking law, as well as products liability and wrongful death suits. In addition, he represents policyholders involved in a variety of insurance disputes such as homeowner's, flood, commercial, liability and all-risk insurance claims. He handles complex litigation on a regular basis and enjoys the challenge. Mr. Brandner strives to provide every client with a stress-free experience and to build a friendship that will last beyond resolution of the case.
In order to provide the best possible service to his clients, Mr. Brandner has continued his legal education. He graduated from the prestigious Trial Lawyer College in Dubois, Wyoming where he learned trial techniques from Gerry Spence and some of the best trial lawyers in the nation as well as the trial tactics class given by the National Institute of Trial Attorneys.
Respected by his peers, Mr. Brandner was listed in 2012 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and one of the Louisiana Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers. He was also honored in 2011 as one of the Top 50 Leaders in the Law by New Orleans CityBusiness--a weekly business newspaper. In addition, he was listed in the Top Attorneys in Jefferson Parish by Jefferson Life Magazine in 2009.
Mr. Brandner is also active in the legal community and belongs to the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is also active in his local community and helps various regional and national non-profit organizations such as the Coastal Conservation Association, Leadership Jefferson, the Legacy Foundation, Delta Festival Ballet, and Children's Hospital of New Orleans.
- Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
- B.A. / Political Science (1999)
- Loyola University New Orleans
- J.D. / Law (2002)
- Boston University
- LL.M. / Tax Law (2003)
- Brandner Law Firm
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- Louisiana Rising Star
- Super Lawyers
- Louisiana Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
- National Trial Lawyers
- Top 50 Leaders in the Law
- New Orleans CityBusiness
- Top Attorneys in Jefferson Parish
- Jefferson Life Magazine
- American Association for Justice
- Louisiana Association for Justice
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Professional Education - Trial Lawyers Course
- Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College
- Professional Education - Trial Techniques
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Energy, Oil and Gas
- Insurance Claims
- Products Liability
- Car Accidents