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November 15, 2023

Aaron & Gianna, PLC is pleased to announce that its Managing Shareholder, William D. Aaron, Jr., has been named to the 2024 Edition of Biz New Orleans 500 as One of the Most Influential, Involved and Inspiring Business Leaders in the New Orleans area. Biz New Orleans 500 is an annual publication of Biz New Orleans Magazine.   It profiles the 500 business leaders who are driving the economy of the greater New Orleans area and making decisions that shape the region's future.&n…

John D. Person

John Person




Contact information

Tel: 504.569.1809

Fax: 504.569.1801



Career Overview

John is a Shareholder of Aaron & Gianna, PLC  A Professional Law Corporation.    He is a coordinator of the firm's Civil Litigation and Product Liability Practices.  John has over 30 years of experience in representing clients in a variety of areas including industrial accidents, environmental and toxic tort litigation, complex construction claim disputes, employment litigation, insurance coverage, maritime litigation and property and casualty insurance defense.   He has been highly successful in assisting clients in finding creative and cost-saving solutions to their litigation problems.    John is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

 John regularly teaches advocacy and deposition skills to other attorneys at programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He also serves on the Louisiana State University Law Center Trial Academy faculty.

John is a past President of the University of New Orleans National Alumni Association (1990-1991). He served as President of the Lake Vista of Jefferson Civic Association (1986-1988), and has served as President of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association of New Orleans (1981-1982).   Since 1989 John has served as a member of the Jefferson Parish Fire Civil Service Board.   He currently serves on the Loyola University Alumni Association Board of Directors.



Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law, 1980

Bachelor of Arts, University of New Orleans, 1977


Admissions to Practice


United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Areas of Practice

Construction Litigation

Corporate and Insurance Defense

Employment Litigation

Industrial Catastrophe Litigation

Maritime Litigation

Product Liability

Insurance (Defense, Coverage, Products and Self-Insured Claims) 


Previous Positions Held

Partner, Middleberg Riddle & Gianna

Partner, Hammett Leake & Hammett


Professional Memberships/Activities

American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

New Orleans Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, graduate and faculty member (Southern and Gulf Coast Regionals)

Louisiana State University Law Center, Trial Academy faculty

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy faculty

Diplomate of the Court Practice Institute