Mr. Javier is a native of Miami, Florida but has made New Orleans his home since 1995. Mr. Javier earned his undergraduate degree, majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology, from Emory University in 1993. While at Emory, Mr. Javier was an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Javier attended Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he earned many distinctions. He was a Moot Court board member, Moot Court semifinalist, a Moot Court teaching assistant and was also the first, second year law student ever selected to coach one of Loyola's national teams. He was a member of the St. Thomas More Inns of Court and has also had articles published in national law journals.
In 2021, Mr. Javier was an honorary inductee in the prestigious Super Lawyers, a listing of less than 5% of attorneys. He received the highest "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been invited for inclusion in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also been recognized by A.M. Best in its Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys in addition to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Mr. Javier has motion, trial, and appellate practice and experience in both state and federal courts, and as lead counsel, he has successfully tried, settled, and mediated cases, several of which have had multi-million-dollar exposures, throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and California. He has successfully argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court and even the U.S. 5th Circuit.
Mr. Javier is also a mediator with the prestigious mediation group, MAPS (Mediation and Arbitration Professional Systems) and boasts an over 90% success rate. Mr. Javier was also accepted into, and has completed, Advanced Mediation training at Harvard Law School ’s Program on Negotiation. His “tenacious” approach to mediation has made him an often-sought-after mediator, especially in difficult cases, class actions, or where an initial mediation failed. He has mediated cases in New York, Texas, and Louisiana jurisdictions. He is also a founding member of the International Federation of Mediators (“IFM”), an international mediation group based out of Paris, France which focuses on mediation, education, and training. Mr. Javier has been invited as a guest lecturer at the prestigious Howard University School of Law on the topic of Mediating High Profile Cases. Mr. Javier has also been invited to judge the semi-final round of the international mediation competition hosted by Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai) which involves competition among 24 national and international law schools from across Asia. He has also been a guest lecturer at Tulane University and Texas State University.
Mr. Javier is barred in both Louisiana and Texas jurisdictions. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
DARCY E. DECKER
Ms. Decker is a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her undergraduate degree in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi in 2003. While at Ole Miss, she was a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and served as an officer in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. In May of 2006, Ms. Decker was awarded her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans. She was admitted to the Louisiana bar in October, 2006.
Ms. Decker is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.
Mr. Buerger is a native of Pittsboro, Indiana and moved to New Orleans in 2000. Mr. Buerger was graduated in 1995 from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, with a bachelor of arts degree in history. While at Evansville, Mr. Buerger was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the varsity football team. Mr. Buerger subsequently attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, earning his juris doctor in 2003.
Mr. Buerger has motion, trial, and appellate practice and experience in both state and federal courts, and he has successfully tried, settled, and mediated cases throughout Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and represents the 22nd Judicial District in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Mr. Buerger has been admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana.
Ms. Youssef is a native of Dallas, Texas and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2013, majoring in journalism with a minor in political science, from the University of Oklahoma. While at Oklahoma, Alexa served as a staff writer for the school’s yearbook where her work earned her a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Award, and served as a student writer at the Oklahoma State Capitol where she covered various legislative issues. Ms. Youssef subsequently attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, graduating with honors in 2016. During law school, Ms. Youssef served as a law clerk for The Javier Law Firm and a student practitioner for Loyola’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. She also was a member of Loyola’s Public Interest Journal, Chairperson for the Student Bar Association’s Special Events Committee, and studied abroad at the University of Vienna Law School in Vienna, Austria.
Ms. Youssef is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.
Mr. Dixon is a native of Albany, Georgia. He moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2016. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Georgia Southern University in 2015, majoring in Writing & Linguistics with a minor in Philosophy. Mr. Dixon was a recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award and was on the President’s List and Dean’s List each semester that he attended GSU.
Mr. Dixon subsequently attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. During law school, Mr. Dixon served as a law clerk for three local law firms, including The Javier Law Firm. While at Loyola, Mr. Dixon won the Loyola Moot Court Best Brief Competition in 2017 and earned a position on Loyola’s Moot Court. He was also a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team. As a member of Vis Moot, Mr. Dixon traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico, New York City, and twice to Vienna, Austria where he competed against teams from law schools around the globe. During his third year of law school, he also served as a student practitioner in the Workplace Justice Clinic at Loyola’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.
Mr. Dixon was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in October 2019. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.