Andrew M. Maestri
- Louisiana 2007
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” -Henry David Thoreau
A native of New Orleans, Mr. Maestri attended Auburn University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Journalism in 2001. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University College of Law in 2006.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Maestri was briefly associated with Lobman, Carnahan, Batt, Angelle & Nader prior to joining Frilot L.L.C. where he practiced in the firm’s Medical Malpractice and Healthcare, Products Liability and Mass Tort & Class Action sections. While at Frilot L.L.C., Mr. Maestri’s practice focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities and medical products manufacturers. Mr. Maestri also defended matters in the areas of toxic tort and premises liability litigation.
However, inspired by his father’s passion and selfless dedication to public service, Mr. Maestri left Frilot L.L.C. in 2012 and joined the Jefferson Parish Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Parish Attorney. In the Parish Attorney’s Office, Mr. Maestri’s practiced focused on litigation and he was responsible for defending Jefferson Parish in claims filed in state and federal district and appellate courts.
In January of 2014, former Jefferson Parish President John F. Young, Jr. requested that Mr. Maestri become a member of his Executive Staff as Chief Assistant of Jefferson Parish’s administrative departments. In that role, Mr. Maestri utilized his strong leadership skills to ensure that the mission and core values of Jefferson Parish were implemented, while at the same time developing administrative policies and initiatives for improved operations.
Having excelled in his role as Chief Assistant, President Young promoted Mr. Maestri to Deputy Chief Operating Officer in May of 2015. As Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Maestri was responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of Jefferson Parish and was integral in the implementation of long-range goals and objectives of Jefferson Parish and its departments.
Nevertheless, in January of 2016, Mr. Maestri returned to his legal roots and resumed the practice of law. Initially, Mr. Maestri handled matters independently before joining Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP in October of 2016. At Wagar, Mr. Maestri’s practice focuses primarily on insurance, trucking liability, and personal injury defense. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients and looks forward to the unique challenges presented by defense litigation. Mr. Maestri understands that careful analysis of information presented at the inception of a lawsuit generally proves beneficial in the swift resolution of claims and the reduction of litigation expenses for his clients. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Maestri as honed his persuasive communication abilities and relies on these skills in the successful resolution of claims via settlement and/or at trial.
Mr. Maestri is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association.
While not practicing law, Mr. Maestri enjoys the recreational opportunities presented by life in Southeast Louisiana such as fishing and hunting with friends and family.
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