Michael J. Vondenstein

Contact Info

One Galleria Boulevard
Suite 1400
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Telephone: (504) 836-6500
Fax: (504) 836-6565




Loyola University School of Law, JD, 1982

University of New Orleans, BS Accounting, 1979


Michael J. Vondenstein

Mr. Vondenstein is a Managing Partner in the Metairie office. He served as Law Clerk for United States District Judge A.J. McNamara, Eastern District of Louisiana, from 1982-83. He has since been engaged in private practice with an emphasis on admiralty/maritime law, insurance coverage and contractual indemnity, general casualty litigation, products liability, commercial property, and agents' and brokers' errors & omissions. He has handled numerous complex cases involving marine/offshore casualties, oil refinery fire and explosion, construction site accidents, vessel fire, capsizing and collision/allision, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, premises liability, insurance agents' and brokers' errors & omissions, and insurance coverage (including Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property, Workers' Compensation/Employers' Liability, Protection & Indemnity and Claims-Made Errors & Omissions) in state and federal district courts and courts of appeal. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ (Highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

Admissions and Affiliations

Mr. Vondenstein is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association. Mr. Vondenstein is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and he attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in 1984.