Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Justin Garon received a B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1979 having taken a year off to live and work abroad. He taught middle school for three years in Boston and San Diego before attending the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco, California, where he graduated in 1985.

Upon graduation, Justin returned to New Orleans as an associate with Garon, Brener & McNeely, a general practice firm. He became a partner in Lehmann, Norman & Garon in 1991 before merging his practice with Scott Silbert, in 1995. He now specializes in personal injury representing individuals injured as a result of automobile and maritime accidents, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse.

After 33 years of providing compassionate representation to victims of often serious or fatal accidents, Justin has stepped aside from the practice of law to pursue his long-term goal of doing charitable work. Because our office functions with a team approach, we are very familiar with the clients Justin has represented through the years. Thus, we are prepared to continue Justin’s exemplary work representing his clients in personal injury, auto and trucking collisions, wrongful death, medical and hospital negligence, premises liability or maritime/admiralty casualties.  Most importantly, Justin will remain in close contact with us and to continue to collaborate in a “of counsel” capacity.

Birth Date: March 24, 1956; New Orleans


  • Univ. of California, Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1985
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, 1979
  • Isidore Newman School, 1974

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto & Trucking Collisions
  • Wrongful Death
  • Admiralty – Injuries to Seamen, Offshore Workers & Longshoremen
  • Medical & Hospital Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Professional Liability

Court Admissions:

  • Louisiana State Courts, 1985
  • Louisiana Federal District Courts (Eastern- 1986, Western – 1997)
  • U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1986

Professional Memberships:

  • Louisiana Association for Justice (Maritime Law Section) (Medical Malpractice Section)
  • American Association for Justice (Automobile, Highway & Premises Liability Section) (Professional Negligence Section) (Nursing Home Neglect Section)
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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