Joe Hassinger

Board Member
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Professional Coordinance

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

Areas of Practice: 

Personal injury; construction; medical malpractice; property; products liability; business disputes; insurance coverage; premises liability; municipal liability & civil rights; class action, mass torts & multi-district litigation; trucking and transportation; nursing home & assisted living; environmental & toxic torts


Joe has litigated, tried, mediated and arbitrated cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana for  thirty 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 in a variety of practice areas. In 2019, Joe acquired the maps Mediation & Arbitration firm, where he serves as managing director. He is a frequent lecturer on alternative dispute resolution to both local and national Bar and industry organizations. Joe teaches mediation and negotiation as an instructor in the maps mediator training programs, the CLM Claims College and at Tulane Law School.

Appointed by the Eastern District of Louisiana as a mediator for the Court’s Hurricane Ida Streamlined Settlement Program.

Appointed by two Governors to the Flood Protection Authority-East, Commissioner and four term past-President

Best Lawyers in America© – construction, insurance, products liability and transportation (2016-2023)

“AV Preeminent” Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Tulane Law School – Adjunct Professor, 2020-2022 – Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy

CLM  Claims College – Executive Committee 2019, 2020, 2022; Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

International Academy of Mediators (IAM), Distinguished Fellow

American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM), Fellow

Professional Information

Education Training:
Advanced Neutral Training: Pepperdine Strauss Institute – LLM Dispute Resolution 2022-2023 (in progress); Harvard PON Negotiation Master Class, 2021; Harvard PON Global, 2021; maps Advanced Training Seminars 2017-2021; ABA ADR Section: 2019 Advanced Mediator Advocacy Skills Institute, 2019 Complex Construction Claims; Neutral Training: Mediation & Arbitration Professional Systems ; Trial Advocacy Training: NITA; Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy Program; Loyola University: J.D.; B.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Religious Studies); Institute of Politics; CLM  Claims College – Executive Committee 2019 & 2020; Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)