Boston-based Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP will expand its litigation practice with the opening of new offices in New Orleans, Lake Charles and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in January.

The locations will feature eight attorneys in the firm’s products liability and complex tort group, plus paralegal support and administrative staff.

Launching the new MG&M offices are trial lawyers Max Swetman and Chris Massenburg, former founding partners of Swetman Baxter Massenburg LLC.

Swetman and Massenburg will lead the firm’s Louisiana and Mississippi practices, focusing on product liability, toxic torts, environmental and business litigation as well as regulatory compliance. Also joining MG&M are new partners Adam Hays and Brandie Thibodeaux and three associates and an attorney of counsel.

MG&M’s also has offices in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.