Our Team

Daniel J. McGlynn

Founding Partner

Since being admitted to the bar in 1985, Danny McGlynn has developed an expertise in automobile, industrial and maritime accidents as well as product liability, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical and drug side effect cases. He has also been consulted on medical malpractice cases in the United Kingdom, Israel and Canada.

Danny is a frequent lecturer for the Louisiana State University and the Southern University law schools, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers’ Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He has also extensively lectured across the country at seminars involving trial, litigation and medical malpractice issues.

In addition to his significant legal pursuits, including numerous large trial verdicts in jurisdictions across the country, Danny is actively involved in the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District and Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance.


Christopher D. Glisson

Managing Partner

Chris Glisson joined the firm that would become McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton in 1993, and is now managing partner. Chris began his legal career at a small plaintiffs firm in New Orleans in 1990. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he returned to the Capital City to focus his practice on personal injury litigation. He has handled cases across the state, and has obtained multi-million dollar judgments and settlements for his clients.

Chris has developed a specialty in handling roadway defect cases against the state of Louisiana. He also serves on several volunteer committees and boards in Baton Rouge. Chris has been married to Ashley since 1989. They have two children, Connor and Lexie.


Benjamin P. Mouton

Partner, Head of Medical Malpractice

Benjamin P. “Ben” Mouton has a general practice of civil law, and focuses his practice on personal injury, plaintiff’s medical malpractice, physician errors, hospital and nursing home negligence, prescription drug errors, wrongful death, brain injury, birth injury and legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Mouton was born in New Orleans, and grew up in Lafayette. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a major in business administration, petroleum land management. He received his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1990 and immediately went into private legal practice.

He joined the firm in October 2000 and has more than 21 years of trial attorney experience. He has a statewide practice in both federal and state courts. Ben is Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) and is one of only 13 attorneys in Louisiana who have earned this distinction. He has also served on the board of governors of the ABPLA since 2010.

Ben is a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations. He is a Double Century Club member, having donated more than 200 hours of pro bono legal service in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) and the American Association for Justice in the Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice sections of both organizations. In 2011, Ben was as selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

He has served on the LAJ’s Legislative Committee since 2008. He is a past Chairman of the LAJ's Medical Malpractice Section. He was also nominated to serve on the Louisiana Health Care Commission by the LAJ in 2009, having served a two-year term. He has been a member of the LAJ Board of Governors since 2010.

He is a frequent speaker to lawyers, judges, law students, adjusters and paralegals on topics such as medical malpractice, medical records and trial practice. He has also served as an expert witness in cases involving legal malpractice.


Paul B. Lauve

Paul was raised in Alexandria, Louisiana and began practicing law in 1998. Early on, Paul represented insurance companies, defending hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers. After several years in this field, Paul and his family moved to Florida where he broadened his practice to include nursing home and assisted living facility regulation.

After 9/11, as was the case with many, Paul and his wife wanted to be closer to family. They moved back to Louisiana several months later and changed the focus of his practice to personal injury victims.

His father, retired 9th Judicial District Judge Lewis “Buddy” Lauve, taught Paul that successful lawyers are those who have satisfied clients. When you hire Paul, you can rest assured that he believes in your claim. When you call, you will speak to him, not a "claims handler." He will work hard to provide you with sound legal advice and resolve your claim through a favorable settlement or through trial.

Paul joined the law firm of McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton in April of 2002. Because of his experience, he immediately took on the firm’s nursing home litigation cases. He has since broadened his practice to include major personal injury and all forms of medical malpractice claims. Having recovered millions of dollars for his clients, Paul understands that every claim has value.


Terrence J. Donahue

Terrence “Joe” Donahue joined McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton in 2009 as an associate in the pharmaceutical litigation group. Joe is a graduate of the LSU College of Basic Sciences, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Before attending law school, Joe worked as a process chemical engineer in an industrial chemical plant and as an environmental scientist at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. In 2005, Joe left this position to attend LSU law school, where he served as a research assistant to Professor Susan Kalinka and completed an externship with the Honorable James J. Brady of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Joe graduated with honors from LSU Law in 2008 and joined the firm shortly afterwards. His primary area of practice is pharmaceutical litigation and he has been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Federal Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 10th Circuits and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Joe has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in courts located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

Joe is an active member of both the Louisiana and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.


Eric E. Helm

Eric Helm joined McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton in October 2010 to practice in the firm’s Medical Malpractice Section. A Baton Rouge native, Eric graduated from Catholic High School and earned his B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in History, at Louisiana State University. Upon graduation from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, he was among the first attorneys in the state to receive both a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law. Upon graduation from law school, Eric completed legal clerkships for the judges of the 14th Judicial District Court and for the Honorable Judge Billie Woodard of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining the firm, Eric spent the majority of his legal career defending insurance companies, but after some soul-searching, decided that his skills, training and experience should be used to represent the interests of injured victims of medical malpractice and their families.

Eric is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, all state courts in Louisiana and in the United States Western District. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Catholic High School Men’s Club. He is a yearly retreatant at Our Lady of the Oaks and a weekly Eucharistic adorer at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Eric and his wife, Bridget, have been blessed with four children.


Patrick B. Kennedy

After 12 years of private practice, Patrick B. Kennedy, Jr. became “Of Counsel” with the firm in 2004. His areas of practice include all aspects of family law (including divorce, custody, visitation, interstate custody disputes, intrafamily adoptions, and property partitions) as well as criminal defense; construction liens and litigation; and personal injury claims.

Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1986, and his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1992.