James Prather – Mandeville Estate Planning Attorney

James Prather |

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith

(985) 674-6680

(985) 674-6681

(985) 264-8470


#3 Sanctuary Boulevard
Third Floor
Mandeville, LA 70471

James Prather | Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith


Firm Summary

With more than 30 years of experience, James Prather quickly evaluates a case, sees the end game, then develops a litigation strategy to achieve the desired outcome. Sometimes that means obtaining an early settlement; other times it requires taking the matter to trial. James has the experience and skills to do both, always aligning his strategy with his clients’ business goals.

James started his practice with a focus on property and casualty defense litigation and has grown his practice to include insurance coverage, construction defects, product liability defense, and defense of the transportation industry. He also works with clients to develop policy forms for commercial and personal lines policies. James represents insurers and their insureds in first- and third-party bodily injury and property claims.

James has devoted his practice to preserving business and insurance interests in Louisiana. He serves as General Counsel for the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association and has been honored by his colleagues in the bar and members of the bench with an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to practicing attorneys. James has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2019.