George D. Fagan
ADMITTED TO BAR
1984, Louisiana, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking & Business Insurance || Construction || Insurance || Intellectual Property || Labor & Employment || Securities Litigation || Professional Liability
J.D., 1984, Louisiana State University;
B.A., cum laude, 1981, Washington & Lee
George Fagan is a founding partner and principal of Leake & Andersson LLP (established October 1, 1987) and works in the firm’s New Orleans office. He is the Firm’s practice group leader for appellate, employment, insurance coverage and professional liability litigation and consultation. He has tried over 40 lawsuits in federal and state courts in Louisiana and Mississippi, and over 20 arbitration hearings and proceedings throughout the United States. George has argued over 80 appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He regularly speaks, chairs panel presentations and publishes papers and articles on topics in his areas of practice, as well as e-discovery, ethics and document retention issues.
As to insurance, George represents insurers in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes and litigation involving a wide range of policies and coverages as well as life, health and property litigation. George’s business and commercial practice includes collection, credit reporting, intellectual property, real estate and securities litigation. His employment practice focuses on representing employers in discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and wrongful discharge litigation as well as insurers or plans involved in employee and group benefit plans and ERISA related litigation.
George has been included in the Best Lawyers in America listings for Insurance and Labor & Employment and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale.com for over twenty years. George is a longstanding member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Council of Litigation Management.
George has held leadership roles and earned honors during nearly twenty-five years of active involvement with ALFA International, a global legal network of which Leake & Andersson LLP has been a member firm for nearly 40 years. ALFAI’s 85 U.S.-based law firms and over 60 international law firms employ around 10,000 lawyers. George has chaired ALFAI’s Insurance and Labor & Employment Practice Groups, served on the ALFA International Board of Directors, Executive Committee and continues to serve on several key committees.
George graduated from Washington & Lee University with Honors in 1981 and received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1984. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of LSU Law School, served as a board member and then officer of the LSU Law School Alumni Board (1991-2000), and also served as President of LSU Law School’s Student Bar Association during his senior year (1983-84).
George is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, all Louisiana federal district courts, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
George lives in New Orleans with his wife and from time to time plays guitar in a rock n’ roll and blues band with some very good friends, as he has done since he was a teenager.