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MEDIATORS

Michael Helm

Michael G. Helm

As the founder of Helm Law Firm, L.L.C., Mr. Helm maintains a solo practice in Covington, Louisiana. Having engaged in litigation in Louisiana and Texas over the past twenty-eight years representing claimants and defendants, Mr. Helm has substantial experience in resolving disputes embraced within insurance, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and contractual actions. His diverse personal and professional lifestyle makes him uniquely qualified to serve as a mediator. For example, in addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Helm has served two years as a member of the Adjunct Faculty for the Tulane Trial Advocacy program. Moreover, he and his wife are currently raising five children. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Helm worked in the oil field industry for six years as a provider of offshore services and products. Additionally, following his senior season as a member of the Georgia Tech football team, Mr. Helm received the Best All Around Excellence Award. His ability to motivate and persuade, together with his integrity and great respect for fairness are just a few of the assets that Mr. Helm brings to the mediation table.

Areas of Concentration

Personal Injury

Civil Litigation

Maritime Law

Wrongful Death

Property Damage

Insurance

Education

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology (1979 - Industrial Management)

J.D., Loyola University School of Law (1988)

Background

Experienced mediator

Twenty-eight years of practice in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Insurance

Member of the State Bars of Louisiana and Texas and American Bar Association

Member of the Adjunct Faculty for the Tulane Trial Advocacy program, Tulane School of Law

Member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Testimonials

“Mike Helm stays on the job if a case does not settle on the first day and is adept in getting matters concluded even when mediation breaks down. I recommend this gentleman to other counsel.”


“Our clients were very impressed by Mr. Helm and so were we!”


“Mike Helm is perfect as a mediator, great job.”


“Just a quick note of appreciation for the fine work you rendered as a mediator. Due to your legal skills and perseverance this matter has come to a conclusion.”