Insurance defense law

The Firm

Our firm began in 1976...

... as Hailey, McNamara, McNamara and Hall, and in 1982 the firm became Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, L.L.P. when one of its partners, A. J. McNamara, was appointed a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. A former colleague, Kurt D. Engelhardt, has served as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana since 2001, and another former colleague, Michael P. Mentz, took the bench in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson in 2013.


Hailey McNamara provides aggressive, experienced and innovative representation to all of its clients, including corporations, insurers, manufacturers and professionals, which face complex lawsuits that demand the most rigorous defense.


We evolve and reinvent, combining modern systems with a staff possessing a unique blend of insight and expertise in handling litigation matters while adhering to contemporary client guidelines in order to provide unparalleled legal services. Hailey McNamara has made strategic investments in people, equipment and locations so as to be able to offer to its clients the highest quality legal representation with the maximum level of effectiveness.


Our main and satellite offices are located within minutes of numerous state and federal district and appellate courts, and our attorneys practice throughout the Gulf South, allowing the firm to serve as primary and regional coordinating counsel.


Hailey, McNamara delivers satisfaction to domestic and foreign clients, not only by serving their immediate litigation needs, but also by keeping them apprised on recent legislative and judicial developments in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and beyond.