Michael Mentz, J.D., ‘81 Receives CityBusiness’ 2011 Leadership in Law Award

Hailey McNamara's Managing Partner Michael P. Mentz, J.D., ‘81 has been selected to CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2011. Started in 2005, Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators. Honorees are attorneys who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had an impact on the local legal industry.

Currently, Mentz serves as director of the Jefferson Edge 2020 Crime Abatement Strike Force charged with reducing crime in Jefferson Parish. He is the treasurer of the Jefferson Business Council and was co-chairman of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee in 2010. He has developed a history of serving in leadership roles on various civic action groups. During an interview with CityBusiness magazine, Mentz had this to say about his motivation for serving within the community, “I hope to improve the quality of life not only in Jefferson parish but in the city and the region as a whole, so that our kids can continue to have a place to work, play and raise their families.”

Mentz has been with the firm of Hailey McNamara since 1982 and elected managing partner in 1999. His practice consists primarily of insurance defense matters, and he routinely handles cases in admiralty and maritime litigation, insurance coverage, products liability, professional liability, property damage and transportation litigation, as well as general civil litigation. He is a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ , the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Mentz practices out of Hailey McNamara’s main office at One Boulevard, Suite 1400, Metairie, Louisiana 70001. He can be reached by calling (504) 836-6500.