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Super Lawyers 2016 Announcement

The law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. is proud to announce that Robert J. David (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice), Gerald E. Meunier (Class Action), Irving J. Warshauer (Transportation/Maritime), Stevan C. Dittman (Transportation/Maritime), Michael J. Ecuyer (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice) were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Robert J. David and Irving J. Warshauer named in "The Top 50 Lawyers" in the State of Louisiana.

Robert J. David, Gerald E. Meunier, Irving J. Warshauer and Stevan C. Dittman were named in "The Top 50 Lawyers" in New Orleans.

Palmer Lambert of the firm also was named "2016 Louisiana Rising Star" in Plaintiff Personal Injury, General.

Best Lawyers 2016

Five lawyers from Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016: Robert J. David (Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation), Gerald E. Meunier (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation), Irving J. Warshauer (Personal Injury Litigation), Stevan C. Dittman (Personal Injury Litigation), and Walter C. Morrison, IV (Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation).

Kathy A. Rito

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Kathy "Kat" Rito has joined the firm as an Associate.

Ms. Rito represents clients in the area of medical malpractice and general litigation.

BEST LAWYERS® – Lawyer of the Year 2016

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that:

Walter C. Morrison, IV was named Jackson, Mississippi 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers®.

Irving J. Warshauer was named New Orleans 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation and Gerald E. Meunier was named New Orleans 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions by Best Lawyers®.

Congratulations to Rachel A. Sternlieb who was named by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2015 "Ones to Watch" in Law

This distinction recognizes professionals as emerging leaders in their respective fields.

Rachel A. Sternlieb joined the firm as an associate in March 2014 and focuses her practice in the areas of products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, class-action and multidistrict litigation, maritime personal injury including Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation claims.

The August 6, 2015, article can be read with subscription access ( here)

Congratulations to M. Palmer Lambert who was named by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2015 "Ones to Watch" in Law

This distinction recognizes professionals as emerging leaders in their respective fields.

Palmer Lambert joined the firm as an associate in 2011. He focuses his practice in the areas of products liability, personal injury, complex litigation and medical malpractice, including federal and state appellate court litigation.

The June 11, 2015, article can be read with subscription access ( here)

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., Honored by Louisiana Appleseed

On January 15, 2015, at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., was honored by Louisiana Appleseed as one of its 2015 Good Apples for its dedicated legal research and appellate advocacy work benefitting Louisiana Appleseed and other area nonprofits, as well as for its pro bono work on housing issues and assisting Louisiana's homeless population.

Irving J. Warshauer Honored with the Barney D. Mintz Leadership Award

The law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., is proud to announce that Irving J. Warshauer was honored with the Barney D. Mintz Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League's ("ADL") A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner held on December 4, 2014. Mr. Warshauer co-chairs the ADL South-Central Region's Civil Rights Committee.

Super Lawyers 2015 Announcement

The law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., is proud to announce that Robert J. David (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice), Gerald E. Meunier (Class Action), Irving J. Warshauer (Transportation/Maritime), Stevan C. Dittman (Transportation/Maritime), Michael J. Ecuyer (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice) were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Robert J. David named in "The Top 10 Lawyers" in the state of Louisiana.

Robert J. David and Gerald E. Meunier were named in "The Top 50 Lawyers" in New Orleans and in the state of Louisiana.

Palmer Lambert of the firm also was named "2015 Louisiana Rising Star" in Plaintiff Personal Injury, General.

Medical Negligence Trial Result

In a medical malpractice trial held in Jefferson Parish (24th JDC), Michael Ecuyer and Rachel Sternlieb obtained a jury verdict in favor of the firm's clients.

Defective Product Claims

Gainsburgh Benjamin is currently screening cases involving injuries caused by the following drugs or devices:

  • Risperdal (development of breasts in young males)
  • Xarelto (adverse reactions, such as death and/or uncontrollable bleeding)
  • Testosterone Therapy (adverse reactions, such as heart attack, stroke or death)
  • Zofran (birth defects, such as heart abnormalities, ASD, VSD, cleft palate and cleft lip)
  • Hip implant failures (metal-on-metal devices, including DePuy ASR implant and Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implant devices)
  • Bair Hugger surgical blanket (infection following surgery)
  • Power morcellator devices (worsening or formation of new cancer)


If you or a family member has suffered injury as a result of the above drugs or devices, please contact our office for an evaluation.

Best Law Firms 2015 Announcement

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., was included among the 2015 Edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Law.

2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that Walter C. Morrison IV has been selected to appear in the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine published in November. This publication includes leading lawyers for Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, and bases its recommendations on case research and extensive interviews with both attorneys and clients.

Michael J. Ecuyer Selected to Chair the Medical Malpractice Section

Congratulations to Michael J. Ecuyer, who was recently selected to Chair the Medical Malpractice Section of the Louisiana Association for Justice for 2014-2015.

Best Lawyers 2015

Five lawyers from Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015: Robert J. David (Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation), Gerald E. Meunier (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation), Irving J. Warshauer (Personal Injury Litigation), Stevan C. Dittman (Personal Injury Litigation), and Walter C. Morrison IV (Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation).

Settlement Result

Gerald Meunier and Palmer Lambert successfully negotiated a settlement of $675,000 in an 18-wheeler negligent collision case.

Super Lawyers Announcement

The law firm of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., is proud to announce that Robert J. David (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice), Gerald E. Meunier (Class Action/Mass Torts), Irving J. Warshauer (Transportation/Maritime), Stevan C. Dittman (Transportation/Maritime), Michael J. Ecuyer (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice) were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Robert J. David and Gerald E. Meunier were named in "The Top 50 Lawyers" in New Orleans and in the state of Louisiana.

Palmer Lambert of the firm also was named "2014 Louisiana Rising Star" in Plaintiff Personal Injury, General.

Trial Result

Irving Warshauer and Rachel Sternlieb represent the owners of a Piper Cheyenne II airplane for the property damage caused to the aircraft at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport in December 2009. After a recent four-day jury trial in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the firm's clients and awarded damages for the cost of repairs, loss of use and loss of rental income in the total sum of $375,158.57.