By Zach Russell
When most people think of New Orleans, they automatically think of Mardi Gras. But there is much more to the beautiful city that meets the eye. Even as a New Orleanian, you might not know all these interesting facts. New Orleans is truly unlike any other city. Here are a few examples that make NOLA so unique.

1. No open container law

Feel free to roam the streets and enjoy the sites with a cold one. No need to worry about the fuzz while you’re within these city limits.

2. The birthplace of Jazz

With the long rooted history of jazz music, there is always a chance to catch live music in NOLA. Catch a regular music festival or open your ears to Frenchmen or Bourbon Street.

3. To-go cups for alcohol

A lot of taverns in New Orleans let you take your drink with. They will even give you a cup to go as you continue to take advantage of the no open container law.

4. Unique food

Test your taste buds with some alligator or turtle. Various recipes will have you coming back for more.

5. Jazz funerals

When some residents pass away, the ceremony includes music. Although initially deemed inappropriate, it has become culturally ingrained as a celebration of life.

6. Injury law experts

Along with knowing the ins and outs of New Orleans and its surrounding areas, AKD Law is dedicated to bringing justice to those involved in personal injury cases. Visit ” for more information about NOLA and personal injury law.

7. Birthplace of poker

Modern poker was in fact, invented in New Orleans along with Craps. So try a hand at some culture.

New Orleans, with its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a plethora of unique experiences. From the lively Signature Chefs Auction events to the solemn Pearl Harbor remembrance, the city is a tapestry of diverse traditions. While it’s renowned as the birthplace of jazz, it’s also a hub for legal expertise, especially in areas like alternative dispute resolution and liability injuries on Louisiana property. Moreover, in recent times, the city has shown resilience and adaptability, especially in the face of challenges like COVID-19. Truly, New Orleans is a city that never ceases to amaze.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

  • They helped me with every need possible. The back issues I had could have been much worse if they didn’t step in and help me. Bart, Megan, and all the people that work for this legal team are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you all for helping me each step of the way. I can’t thank these people enough.

    - T. Gibson-Warren

  • I want to thank the whole team for all your help and persistence with my settlement. I truly appreciate.

    - A. Alfortish

  • Great experiences every time I need you guys. I always recommend your firm.

    - W. Young

  • Bart and his team were wonderful to work with. It was clear that their vision and determination to fight for our case, is why we were able to reach a settlement, where my previous attorney was not.

    - C. Perez

  • Bart Kelly and his legal team reevaluated my case after another attorney backed away from a legal challenge, I just want to say Thank You to mr kelly and his team for the hard work and dedication to my case to make it successful . Thank You

    - N. Gex

  • Attorney Kelly is an impeccable attorney. He has represented me extremely well. I was very, very, very pleased with the outcome of my settlement. He’s highly recommended … to give assistance to anyone. I thank him for his services and I’m super elated over the way he handled the case. He is a phenomenal lawyer.

    - S. Spears

  • I’ve learned the importance of having good coverage insurance, thanks to Mr. Kelly explaining everything to me. We do not hope or wait for accidents, but rest assured that I will call Mr. Kelly again if I need his services. Thank you.

    - Ann Zimmer

  • Being represented by Mr. Kelly and his legal team was a very awesome experience. They were very patient and they worked really hard in resolving my case. I would most definitely refer them to all my friends and associates. Thank you very much.

    - Nathaniel Bonney

  • I am very grateful for Mr. Bart’s assistance. He was very professional and fair. I never felt like a client with him. I always felt like a close friend. Also, I would like to thank everyone in the office for being friendly, kind, and for helping me.

    - Glac Mantuso

  • Just want to say thanks a lot because I received way more than I expected. You guys did a wonderful job of getting the max for myself and my family. Everyone I met or spoke to on the phone was really professional and nice. Once again, thanks a lot.

    - Jessica Quinn

  • J. Bart Kelly is the best attorney I have ever met. He is intelligent, caring, understanding, and knows how to protect his clients. I love his strong take-charge attitude to fight for what is right.

    - Teri Haas

  • My lawyer took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner. I’ve been treated fairly and with the utmost respect. I am very appreciative of all of the staff at AKD for their services.

    - James Barber

  • I am grateful for the way that my case was handled. Thanks.

    - Darryl Hill

  • Thanks to Bart and Meg. Fantastic group of people and team. Love you guys.

    - Claudine Hope

  • I was involved in a terrible accident and had a lot of serious injuries. I was so happy that Bart (and his team, including his nurse paralegal) was my attorney. The results were much more than expected as far as the settlement. Thanks.

    - Karen Bourgeois

  • I received exceptional service from the law office of Bart Kelly. He is a great attorney who cares about what you are going through, and I am very pleased with the outcome.

    - Melissa Sanchez

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