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Joseph F. Gaar Jr. - Lafayette, LA

114 Representative Row Lafayette, LA 70508

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Updated: 10/10/2022

Lafayette Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer


Joseph F. Gaar, Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 2, 1958. Mr. Gaar grew up in South Louisiana and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, where he graduated with honors in 1981 from Louisiana State University. Mr. Gaar graduated in the top of his class and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from Loyola Law School in New Orleans...

About Joseph F. Gaar Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Aviation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Law


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Texas State Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, 1985 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association, 1986 - 1995
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 1985 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 2016 - 2020 (Board of Governors)
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 2019 - 2021 (Counsel of Directors)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - Present
  • The American Association for Justice, 1985 - Present


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985
  • Louisiana State University, 1981


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Office Information


114 Representative Row Lafayette, LA 70508


  • 337-233-0690


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

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  • Board of Governors - Louisiana Association of Justice, 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1997 - Present
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1997 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers - The Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2009 - 2019
  • Super Lawyers® - Louisiana, 2009 - 2019
  • Acadiana Profile - Top Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2013 - 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Peer Review Rating, 2011 - Present
  • Litigator Awards – “Top 1% of All Lawyers in America” - 2014
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017 - 2019
  • The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – “10 Best” , Louisiana – 2014-2015
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018 - 2019

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