In 2004, GJTBS opened an office across the lake from New Orleans on the Northshore in Mandeville, Louisiana.
This was a necessity to better serve the needs of its local and national clients and, as a result, the office has quickly grown from four attorneys to twelve.
Mandeville was a popular weekend and summer destination for affluent residents of New Orleans on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain in the 19th century. Today, St. Tammany Parish is now one of the fastest-growing areas of Louisiana in terms of both population and business development. The Parish boasts some of the best schools, heritage and natural beauty in the State, qualities that consistently have drawn residents and companies to our area for many years.
The “Northshore,” as the region has come to be called, was originally home to various Native Americans, including the Choctaw, Tchefuncte, Acolapissa and Houma tribes. With a host of navigable waterways for moving timber and other goods throughout the Parish to the Port of New Orleans, Mandeville, Louisiana was founded by developer and New Orleanian Bernard Marigny de Mandeville in 1830. Remnants of his sugar plantation can still be seen at Fontainebleau State Park.
During the mid-19th century, daily steamboat traffic between New Orleans and Mandeville commenced with the Northshore becoming a popular weekend destination for New Orleans residents of all walks of life. As bands played music on the ships crossing the lake and at dance halls in Mandeville, the Northshore was one of the first places where jazz music was heard outside of New Orleans. In 1956, the Causeway Bridge connecting New Orleans to the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain was completed with a second span being added in 1969. Stretching 24 miles across Lake Pontchartrain, the Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water in the world and has spurred the economic growth of St. Tammany Parish and the surrounding areas.
Nestled among the pine trees and surrounding waterways, and with convenient access to Interstate 12 and the Causeway, the Northshore attorneys of GJTBS handle all facets of corporate law and litigation, including maritime, employer’s liability, worker’s compensation, construction, trucking, automobile, and insurance coverage disputes. We are proud to be one of the largest firms on the Northshore, which is a testament to the confidence of our clients and the abilities of our attorneys.
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