R. Justin Garon

Silbert & Garon, LLP
909 Poydras St
Ste 2130
New Orleans, LA 70112-4005
(504) 581-6200

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, Mr. Garon 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.    Mr. Garon is certified as a mediator through Mediation and Arbitration Professionals Systems, Inc. (MAPS), mediating cases throughout Louisiana. Mr. Garon has a diverse legal background which enables him to mediate cases in the following areas of law: personal injury, commercial litigation, and domestic litigation. Mediations can be scheduled by contacting MAPS (1-800-443-7351).    Mr. Garon is married to Robin Levy, a conceptual artist, and has two boys who participate in school and city athletic programs for whom he has served as a volunteer coach since 1998. He has also assumed numerous volunteer leadership roles both nationally and locally with various charitable organizations. He is a past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, is past Chairman of its annual campaign and presently serves on several non-profit and charitable boards.  

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  

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