The Hailey McNamara Law Firm of New Orleans has expanded its legal services in Mississippi by naming Rick Tubertini as counsel in charge of the Gulfport office. In his new role, Tubertini will serve the firm’s clients in the areas of insurance defense, auto liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation, construction defects, first-party bad faith litigation, insurance coverage disputes and general casualty litigation. He will also continue to represent business clients in commercial and transactional matters.
Tubertini joins Hailey McNamara from the law firm of Phelps Dunbar, where he practiced primarily in the areas of insurance and commercial litigation from 2000-2009, serving as the office managing partner of the Gulfport location from 2002-2005. Prior to that, Tubertini was a partner with the local area law firm of Allen, Cobb, Hood & Atkinson, where he practiced for 12 years.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Tubertini received a bachelor’s of arts degree in communications in 1982 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Mississippi. He was admitted to the bar of the State of Mississippi in 1985. Tubertini is a member of The Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and Defense Research Institute.
A husband and father of two, Tubertini has strong ties to the local community and has been active in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, and he has served as a member of various school advisory councils for the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi.