Lambert J. Hassinger, Jr. (“Joe”)

Mediator & Arbitrator

Louisiana & Nationwide

Joe promises his mediation clients:

  • A patient, creative and persistent mediator who never quits
  • A mediator who respects your positions, interests, needs and goals
  • A mediator with real-life extensive litigation and trial experience
  • A set of trustworthy and objective fresh eyes
  • An engaged and energetic commitment to you and your client
  • The ability to resolve the most difficult matters.

Joe has practiced law in Louisiana for over 28 years. He has litigated, mediated and tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Joe’s areas of practice include personal injury; construction defect; medical malpractice; property; business and contract disputes; insurance coverage; bad faith; municipal liability; civil rights; class action, mass torts & multi-district litigation; legal malpractice; premises liability; trucking and transportation; nursing home & assisted living; redhibition; and environmental & toxic torts.
His construction defect litigation experience includes representation of the general contractor, architect and subcontractors of various trades in numerous multi-party commercial and residential cases. His mass tort/class action experience includes consumer, product liability, and pharmaceutical, civil rights, and environmental/toxic tort litigation.
Joe serves as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane Law School, co-instructing Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy. Joe also serves as an instructor for the maps mediator training program. He also presents CE and CLE seminars to plaintiff counsel, defense counsel and claims professionals both locally and nationally. On August 1, 2019, Joe acquired an equity position in maps and functions as its managing director.

Training and Leadership

  • Upcoming: Harvard Law School – Global Program on Negotiation, Feb 2021; Mediating Complex Disputes, June 2021
  • Advanced Mediator Training – maps 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ABA ADR Section- Advanced Mediator Skills Institute, Nov. 2019 ; Complex Construction Claims, Feb. 2019
  • Neutral Training: maps
  • Trial Advocacy Training: National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA); Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy Program
  • Loyola University: J.D.; B.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Religious Studies); Institute of Politics
  • CLM 2020 Claims College – Executive Committee
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow
  • International Academy of Mediators, Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Appointed by two Governors to Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority; Commissioner and four term past-President


Best Lawyers in America© - Construction defect litigation and insurance litigation 2016-2020

``AV Preeminent`` Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

Two Lakeway Center
Suite 400
3850 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002

Bad Faith Litigation, Breach of Contract, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation, Clergy Abuse, Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect, Elder Abuse, Environmental & Toxic Tort, Governmental Liability, Insurance Coverage, Legal Malpractice, Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators, Louisiana Umpires, Medical Malpractice, Mississippi Arbitrators, Mississippi Mediators, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Property, Trucking & Transportation