201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170

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Litigation Star



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Lance McCardle is a dogged, diligent advocate for his clients—evidenced by the number of thank you notes sent from clients who are ever grateful for his work in recovering their investment losses. His clients appreciate his candor upfront regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their case and the on-going advice as their case progresses. Lance will not be out worked by opposing counsel, and he is unwilling to compromise unless he believes his clients are receiving the best possible outcome. 

Lance practices in the areas of securities arbitration and litigation, environmental law, and general commercial litigation. Lance regularly represents investors (both individuals and institutions) in claims against their brokers, investment advisors, and/or investment banks in court or in arbitration proceedings administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Lance also represents several landowners in claims against oil and gas companies for damage and land loss caused by oil and gas operations. 

Lance is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and a member of the Louisiana, Texas, Federal, American, and Public Investor Advocate Bar Associations. He serves on the editorial board of the PIABA Bar Journal and is a former Editor-in-Chief. Lance was recently appointed to the PIABA’s 2023 Board of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Lance has taught litigation skills classes at Loyola University College of Law and Media Law at Tulane University. He has represented criminal defendants on a pro bono basis, is a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court, a former Director of the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and former member of the ABA Securities Law Committee. 

In 2023, Lance is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer (Band 1) in Securities Litigation and Mainly Plaintiffs Litigation, as well as “Up and Coming” in Environment: Litigation. He has also been named to The Best Lawyers in America® since 2017 in the area of Securities, and he was recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities Litigation (New Orleans). Lance has been named a top-rated Securities Litigation attorney by Super Lawyers since 2017, and he was a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2012-2015. 

Updated Sep 2023