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Kara Hadican Samuels

Not all lawyers enjoy practice.

To stand in a courtroom and argue to a judge or a jury makes many nervous.

Kara Samuels is unique in that regard. She loves to practice and knows that each of her clients has a unique story to tell.

Though originally from St. Louis, she fell in love with New Orleans when attending Loyola University. Majoring in Drama and Speech, she learned the art of storytelling and effective communication . This is probably best evidenced by the firm’s track record before the courts of appeal. In fact, Kara was recently given an award by the Louisiana Association for Justice for having won 4 cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court in one year.

She earned her law degree from Loyola University, graduating as a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar and as a Law Review student. Her passion for helping individual people seek  justice led her to pursue personal injury law as a trial lawyer.   

The complexity of the cases that the firm handles involving medical, injury, and products liability is a challenge that Kara  finds rewarding. It has driven her to build her  own firm and establish a strong professional reputation , while maintaining the balance required of a working mother.  

Kara believes that an important ruling is lost before the trial court, it must be appealed.  Appellate work is laborious and takes a tremendous amount of skill.  The firm’s strong track record before both the trial courts and the courts of appeal has resulted in referrals from members of the bench and bar.

As a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ), Kara has  a fierce devotion to her cases and a diligent work ethic that leaves no stone unturned.

Kara has been an asset to the Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice practitioner's Bar. She has championed important, unresolved legal issues in medical malpractice law on appeal which have greatly benefited her clients and many medical malpractice victims in Louisiana.

~ PartnerMedical Malpractice

I know this attorney quite well and feel very able to provide the foregoing information. Ms. Samuels is perhaps one of the most knowledgeable, talented and well qualified attorneys in the field of medical malpractice litigation in the State of Louisiana. As a colleague and fellow practitioner, I can confidently say that she is unquestionably in the top 10 medical malpractice lawyers in Louisiana. She is deserving of the highest rating by Martindale.

~ Marketing PartnerMedical Malpractice

Kara is a a highly ethical lawyer and does an outstanding job for her clients. I would not hesitate to refer people to her who need competent, ethical representation in malpractice cases.

~ AttorneyMedical Malpractice

Kara Samuels is one of the most accomplished medical malpractice lawyers I know. She is absolutely deserving of the highest possible rating.

~ Managing PartnerMedical Malpractice

One of the 5 best in the state of Louisiana.

~ PartnerMedical Malpractice

Kara is one of the best young lawyers in the state of Louisiana.

~ AttorneyMedical Malpractice

An exceptional professional who has the unusual combination of experience, passion, and talent and has delivered results for her clients and the profession as a whole.

~ AttorneyMedical Malpractice

I have been on opposing sides with Kara on many healthcare professional liability cases. Kara is a model attorney who exemplifies professionalism. She is very knowledgeable, and I am proud to call her a colleague.

~ Managing PartnerMedical Malpractice

Kara s tireless advocate for her clients and a formidable opponent.

~ AttorneyMedical Malpractice

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana | J.D.
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana | B.A.

Published Works

  • State v. Sylvia: How Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Containing Invisible Trace Amounts of Drug Residue Secures a Louisiana Prosecutor’s Case for Possession of Narcotics, 50 Loy. L. Rev. 287, 2004

Representative Cases

Associations & Memberships

  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)


David M Bradley Memorial Award: Service to the Med Mal Section (The Medical Malpractice section of the Louisiana Association for Justice honored Kara Hadican Samuels at the 2017 Fall Conference in medical malpractice, having won 4 cases at the Louisiana Supreme Court)

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