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, Justin 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.

Justin is certified as a mediator through Mediation and Arbitration Professionals Systems, Inc. (MAPS), mediating cases throughout Louisiana.  Justin 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).

Justin is married to Robin Levy, a conceptual artist, and has two grown sons.  He has assumed numerous volunteer leadership roles both nationally and locally with various non-profit and charitable organizations.   He is a past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and was the inaugural chairman of the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation.

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

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
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