Firm Overview2018-11-07T08:59:21+00:00

New Orleans Leading Personal Injury Firm

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Over the past 4 decades, Allan Berger has established himself as one of the region’s most preeminent personal injury law attorneys. With a diverse team of experienced attorneys and specialized support staff, Allan Berger & Associates in New Orleans has a proven record of obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for its clients.

Since 1974, Berger has been an advocate for the people of Louisiana in all aspects of personal injury law. AB&A represents injured victims and their families primarily in the areas of auto accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, medical malpractice, products liability and offshore injuries.

”While much has changed since I started practicing law, attaining a successful verdict still revolves around your ability to talk to a jury,” says Berger. After more than 40 years, I find that it still comes down to whether the jury likes you and believes in your case.”

Founder, Attorney At Law

Allan Berger

Allan Berger is the founder of the Allan Berger & Associates law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, established in January

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Attorney at Law

Andrew J. Geiger

Andrew has successfully represented hundreds of clients in personal injury cases.

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AB&A provides innovative solutions to legal problems consistent with the higher standards of professional and ethical conduct. Berger and his team command the respect of defendants because of their outstanding track record, resources, and willingness to take difficult cases to trial.

The law firm of Allan Berger and Associates, P.L.C. is a New Orleans, Louisiana based personal injury law firm whose main areas of practice include auto accidents, medical malpractice pharmaceutical liability. Allan Berger was named as one of America’s Super Lawyers and in 2011, Berger was recognized by Gambit Weekly as one of the best attorneys in New Orleans. In 2013, Allan Berger & Associates was recognized as one of the top rated firms in Louisiana’s Legal Leaders magazine, achieving an AV Preeminent® rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. The AV Preeminent® rating is a testament to the the fact that our peers rank Allan Berger & Associates at the highest level of professional excellence. Attorney Andrew Geiger was named as one of America’s Super Lawyers in 2016.

The personal injury law firm of Allan Berger and Associates has represented the people of New Orleans for over 40 years. The firm is committed to having our clients’ voices heard in system. The personal injury law firm of Allan Berger and Associates represents injured victims and their families in all aspects of personal injury law, including car accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, medical malpractice, product liability and automobile accidents. We are proud of our New Orleans roots and believe strongly in the heritage of Louisiana, even more so since Hurricane Katrina. After being displaced for over a year, we are back in our office building on Canal Street in New Orleans and our foundation in the New Orleans legal community is just as committed and stronger than ever.

In today’s legal environment, matching your legal needs with the correct personal injury law firm is crucial to the successful outcome of your case. Our staff is devoted to keeping up with ever changing legal system to insure our clients receive the best legal representation available. Your personal legal concerns deserve our personal attention.

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AB&A provides innovative solutions to legal problems consistent with the higher standards of professional and ethical conduct. Berger and his team command the respect of defendants because of their outstanding track record, resources, and willingness to take difficult cases to trial.

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Founder, Attorney At Law

Bernadette Lopez

Bernadette Lopez has worked in the legal field for over 30 years. In addition to handling Automobile Accidents, Maritime, Tort Litigation and Personal Injury cases, Bernadette assists the attorneys in bringing cases to trial, and has vast experience in all phases of trial preparation, including discovery and depositions. Bernadette was born and raised in Denham Springs, Louisiana but has lived in New Orleans since 1988. She attended University of Southwestern Louisiana and is a commissioned Notary Public.

Paralegal Manager – Pharmaceutical Litigation

Melanie Brennan

Melanie Brennan is a 35+ year veteran in the legal field, having worked in many areas of practice, including pharmaceutical drug litigation, mass tort, personal injury, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, admiralty, and commercial litigation. She has been with Allan Berger and Associates for over 15 years and is currently the Drug Litigation Administrator working with the attorneys on drug and class action cases including Transvaginal Mesh, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacements, Actos, Paxil, Reglan, Mirena IUD, Avandia, Celebrex, Bextra, Vioxx, and others. Born and raised in New Jersey, she worked Civil Service with the U. S. Army in Bad Krueznach, Germany and relocated to Louisiana where she attended the University of New Orleans.

Medical Malpractice Paralegal

Carla Smith

Carla has worked in the legal field for 32 years and attended the University of New Orleans where she received her paralegal certification. She has worked on personal injury, class action and mass tort case for both plaintiff and defendants. She currently works on medical malpractice cases which she follows from the intake of the case until settlement or trial. Interests: Reading, music, sports

Legal Secretary

Mary Ann Alphonso

Mary Ann was born in New Orleans, but lived the majority of her life in St. Bernard Parish. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked in the legal field since 1990 in all phases of plaintiff personal injury, from inception of a case through the discovery phase to its conclusion at trial. She has been employed with Allan Berger & Associates since 2010 working as Allan Berger’s assistant. Mary Ann currently resides in Mandeville and is a huge supporter of all LSU Tiger sports and actually has twins sons who graduated from LSU, one of whom is an attorney himself and the other of whom is married to an attorney. She enjoys spending most of her spare time with her four granddaughters, all of whom she hopes one day will attend LSU and enjoy it’s many rich traditions.

Financial Administrator

Carolyn Griener

Carolyn Griener has worked in the accounting field for 30 years in both the public and private sectors. Carolyn was born and raised in New Orleans. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and also attended the University of New Orleans. Her interests include music, food and football.

Legal Secretary

Patrick Brennan

Patrick assists the firm in numerous practice areas, with a focus in pharmaceutical drug litigation and mass torts.

Legal Secretary

Ashleigh Evans

Ashleigh joined the firm in 2016 as a legal secretary and has a number of years of law firm experience. Ashleigh lives in Chalmette and is an avid football fan.

Legal Secretary

Astrid Flores

Astrid joined the AB&A team in 2016 as our receptionist and is now a legal secretary to Ms. Lopez. She is fluent in Spanish.

Nurse Consultant

Tara Sidhom

Tara Sidhom, RN, CLNC is an independent nurse consultant with clinical emphasis in adult oncology, vascular and bariatric surgery, and ambulatory nursing. She is certified as a Legal Nurse Consultant and works with various attorneys on medical malpractice and drug litigation cases.

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What People Say

“Allan Berger & Associates was there for me from Day 1 and can’t thank Andrew and Miss Melanie for all of their help. I wish I had them around the house!”

- Dolores A.

“Allan and Andrew fought for every dollar for me and I will be forever grateful. They aren’t just my attorneys, they are family.”

- Charles P.

I am so grateful to you for all you did to resolve my case. You were wonderful and made me feel so comfortable and calm. I could not have asked for a better attorney. God Bless.”

- Darlene C.

“Calling Allan Berger & Associates after my car accident was a blessing. I don’t know where I’d be without their help, and I’d recommend the firm to anyone else!”

- Tarra R.

“Thank you for your sensitivity and professionalism in your awesome handling of my case. First class representation and you treated me like I was a family member. Even though my case settled I’d like to stop by the office just to say hi.”

- Donna C.