Lambert J. Hassinger, Jr. (“Joe”)

Mediator & Arbitrator

Louisiana & Nationwide


Joe Hassinger has litigated, tried, mediated and arbitrated cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana for twenty-nine years. Several years ago, Joe joined the maps mediation and arbitration panels to complement his litigation practice, and since then has mediated and arbitrated numerous cases across a broad range of practice areas. In 2019, Joe acquired the maps mediation and arbitration firm, and serves as its managing director. Joe is a frequent lecturer on alternative dispute resolution to law firms, and to local and national Bar and industry organizations. Joe has presented on mediation, negotiation and leadership as an Instructor in the maps basic and advanced training programs, the CLM Claims College, Loyola Law School, Tulane Law School and private and public organizations. 

Advanced Training, Leadership & Education

Advanced Neutral Training:

    • maps Advanced Neutral Training: 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021.
    • Harvard Program on Negotiation:
      • Negotiation Master Class, November 2021
      • PON Global, February 2021
    • American Bar Association ADR Section:
      • 2019 Advanced Mediator Skills Institute
      • 2019 Complex Construction Claims
      • 2021 Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute


Trial Advocacy Training:

    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
    • Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy Program


Tulane Law School:

    • Instructor 2020, 2021, 2022 – Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy


Best Lawyers in America© – construction defect, insurance and products liability (2020-21)

“AV Preeminent” Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Top Lawyer, New Orleans Magazine, multiple years – 2021, Mass Torts & Class Actions

Leader in Law, New Orleans CityBusiness 2010, 2014


Loyola University: J.D.

Loyola University: B.A. (Philosophy)

Loyola University: M.A. (Religious Studies)

Loyola University: Institute of Politics


IAM – International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow

ACCTM – American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow

NADN – National Association of Distinguished Neutrals

CLM – Council on Litigation Management

    • Claims College – Executive Comm./Instructor 2019, 2020, 2021
    • Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

Litigation Counsel of America – Senior Fellow

Flood Protection Authority, 2013-2021, Commissioner, four terms as President of the Board

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