Harry and David were born at the turn of the twentieth century to immigrant parents in the Irish Channel of New Orleans. They formed the groundwork of the law practice by their exemplary work ethic and compassion for the common man, which earned the firm a reputation in the New Orleans community for promoting the rights of all citizens.
Throughout the 1950s and '60s, Harry Herman argued cases that had a strong positive impact on public school integration and the rights of women and minorities. Defending the rights of all people formed the groundwork of Herman,Herman & Katz , and remains the cornerstone of the firm today.
Following in their father's footsteps toward excellence, Russ and Maury Herman, along with their law partners - Morton Katz, Steven Lane, Leonard Davis, Stephen Herman, Brian Katz and James Klick - have brought HH&K's reputation to a national level.
In the early 1970s, HH&K litigated the first personal injury case resulting from faulty hotel security, the "Howard Johnson Sniper case." The damages recovered set a precedent by transforming the standards of hotel security on a national scale. In another landmark case, we successfully brought the engineers, contractors and insurers of Lloyds of London to justice, opening a new avenue for recovering damages done to historic French Quarter buildings.
Since its inception, the firm has been a leader in litigation on a national scale, against leading pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.
In 1994, HH&K, along with 60 other law firms, brought tobacco companies to court to recover Medicare costs and other economic damages incurred because of tobacco-related disease and death. We were the lead negotiating firm in the Ieyoub, ex rel. Louisiana v. American Tobacco Company litigation, which resulted in a $4.6 billion recovery.
While we continue to handle nationally - recognized cases that become legal precedents, at Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., we have maintained a family-oriented atmosphere and are dedicated to providing the best legal representation and counseling to our clients.
Today, the partners of Herman, Herman & Katz have earned a distinguished reputation for promoting the good of the public, locally and nationally. Our skilled and aggressive pursuit of prominent cases has given the firm wide national recognition. Our clients include individuals, families, businesses and, at times, thousands of claimants in class action cases or multi-district litigation.
Over the past six decades, Herman, Herman & Katz has continued to strive for creative approaches to litigation and to seek solutions that benefit our clients and the greater community. Our firm provides our clients with unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment, along with the highest level of legal representation.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Civil Rights Litigation
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Explosions & Fires
HMO/Managed Care Litigation
Hurricane Insurance, Business Loss, Property Damage and Personal Injury Claims
Maritime/Offshore Personal Injury