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Clifford Cardone

Clifford Cardone

Cardone Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Workers' Compensation ...
  • Louisiana
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Mr. Cardone has extensive experience in representing clients all throughout Louisiana with their personal injury needs. He is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, and New Orleans Bar Association.

For over 40 years, Mr. Cardone has been a highly sought after legal talent in the New Orleans community. Respected by his peers and recommended to others by his clients, Cliff's experience, professionalism, and compassion make him a reliable source for exceptional legal counsel.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents
Workers' Compensation
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Hurricane Loss
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Cardone Law Firm
Legal Analyst
WGNO/ABC News Affiliate
- Current
Cardone has been associated with Channel 26, New Orleans ABC affiliate as a news analyst reporting on legal issues arising in news stories reported in the New Orleans area since his appointment in 2021. He has covered local stories involving hurricane issues, criminal cases and a variety of judicial rulings.
Law Clerk
Suffolk County District Court
Researched and wrote legal opinions for all District Court Judges which were reported in legal publications.
State University of New York - Buffalo
B.A. | Political Science and Sociology
Honors: cum laude
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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
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Prestigious AV rating
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
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New Orleans Bar Association Inns of Court
Past Member
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Louisiana Association for Justice
Past Planning Committee Member
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New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor
Past Vice-President
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New Orleans Board of City Trust
Past member
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Louisiana State Bar Association
Past Co-Chair of Summer School for Lawyers
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Articles & Publications
Battling Nursing Home Neglect
Louisiana Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
National Business Institute
Lectured on Negotiations, Litigation, and Nursing Homes
Tulane Law School
Lectured on Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Professional and Educational Services International
Spoke at various PESI Seminars on Trial Practice, Deposition and Motion Practice, Medical and Nursing Home Malpractice, Negotiations, Direct and Cross Examination of Medical Experts
"It's the Law" TV Show
Appeared on "It's the Law" with the Honorable Steve Plotkin to discuss Libel & Slander
Websites & Blogs
Cardone Law Firm Website
Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. In Louisiana is there a formula for determining diminished value in an automobile accident?
A: We typically send our clients to a specialist who can quantify the diminished value. If there is a formula, the specialist would know it and be able to assist you. Per LA R.S. 9:2800.17, you may seek compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle if you can prove that your car will not retain its value as it was before the accident even when repaired to its pre-accident condition. This value may not exceed the car’s total value.
Q. Can my child's school refuse to let me view a video of her breaking her arm by climbing a fence with teachers present?
A: Generally, it is the school protocol to deny your access to videos unless a lawsuit is filed and a subpoena is issued for the video.

There is an obligation on the school to save the video in anticipation of litigation. But out of an abundance of caution, I would be write the principal advising that you want the video saved for potential future litigation. You should send that by certified mail, keeping a copy for yourself.
Q. If I slipped and fell coming out of a shower at a hotel do I have a personal injury suit? I
A: Presuming your accident happened in Louisiana, we only take slip and fall cases where there is surgery and long-term residual problems. This is because Louisiana law makes it very difficult to succeed in winning these cases. The question here is what made the floor so slick that your wet feet slipped out from under you. The answer is going to be found by using an expert who can gauge the friction of the surface that you fell on. The floor should probably have had some antiskid agent associated with it. But the real problem is how much of the fall will be attributed to you in failing to take the necessary precautions when exiting a shower with wet feet. In Louisiana the owner of the property must have some notice of the hazardous condition before the event actually occurs. This would mean some other guest should have reported the slick condition to the property owner at some point in time before you fell. That is the burden that the Louisiana legislature puts on victims of slip and fall cases that occur at retail premises.

Because of the high degree of burden of proof in these situations that is why we Only take cases where surgery is involved. That way there would be much greater exposure of a big judgment against the hotel owner. Hopefully I've answered your question. Good luck in obtaining a satisfactory result.
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Cardone Law Firm
829 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Telephone: (504) 522-3333
Fax: (504) 581-7651
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
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Sunday: Open 24 hours
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