Maher III currently serves as the Firm’s
sole owner and managing partner. Mr. Maher was
born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, He
attended and graduated from Holy Cross High
School in 1967. Mr. Maher earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Business Administration
from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Subsequently, he graduated from Loyola Law School
in 1975 and was admitted to Louisiana State
Bar in October of the same year.
Maher began his legal career with New Orleans
Public Service Inc. (NOPSI). He spent 19 years
as trial counsel for NOPSI. Then, in 1983, Mr.
Maher began his private practice. Now, 33 years
later, he has single-handedly built the
Law Office of James Maher III
into a flourishing law firm.
total, Mr. Maher has more than 40 years of continuous
practice and experience as a civil and criminal
trial litigator. Through his years of experience,
he has successfully litigated both jury and
non- jury trials. Additionally, he has gained
experience in appellate motion practice and
litigation though the 60-80 appellate cases
he has handled. He has served as an Attorney
Pro Hoc Vice in California, North Carolina and
Maher spent time as a professor teaching Economics
and Business courses at Dominican College beginning
in 1975-76. Mr. Maher also served as the President
of the New Orleans Claims Association in 1983.
Mr. Maher is currently a member if the Louisiana
State Bar Association and the Holy Cross Men’s