About the Firm

Walther Law P.C.
319 Washington Street, Suite 130
Johnstown, PA 15901

FAX: 866-260-7252


Walther Law P.C.
44459 Myers Road
Hammond, LA 70403

FAX: 866-260-7252


Johnstown, settled in 1770, is perhaps most famous for its history of major floods. The “Great Flood” of May 31, 1889, occurred after the South Fork Dam – then-located 14 miles upstream from the city – collapsed during heavy rains. At least 2,209 people died as a result of the flood and subsequent fire that raged through the debris. Other major floods occurred in 1936 and 1977, eventually earning Johnstown the nickname “Flood City.”

Attorney Mike Walther arrived in Johnstown on August 27, 2005, as the newly-appointed Director of DOJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center. Two days later, Hurricane Katrina – a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph – made landfall on the Southeast Louisiana coast. The accompanying storm surge caused 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, submerging eighty percent of the city (including the neighborhood where Mike Walther was born and raised). The death toll was estimated to be 1,836 and another 135 people still remain categorized as missing.

Western Pennsylvania and Southeast Louisiana have more in common than disastrous floods, of course. Both areas have beautiful rivers, historic architecture, great music, incredible food, and the most interesting and hospitable people in the world. Check out the links below!

And if anyone asks you where Walther Law is located, just say: “Flood City.”

Mike and Marla Walther



Johnstown 1889
New Orleans 2005

Ethnic Food

Pennsylvania – Haluski  
Louisiana – Gumbo

Comfort Food

Pittsburgh – Primanti Brothers
New Orleans – Parkway Bakery and Taven


Johnstown – Rosie and the Jammers
New Orleans – Buckwheat Zydeco

Classical Music

Johnstown – Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
New Orleans – Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Modern Jazz

Johnstown – Brex, featuring Nathan Santos
Pittsburgh – Opek
New Orleans – Astral Project)

Classic Jazz

Pittsburgh – Jason Kendall Jazz Quartet
New Orleans – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Johnstown – Don Aliquo, Ken Karsh, Mark Perna and John Schmidt





Contact Us

Phone Johnstown: 814-254-4979
Phone New Orleans: 504-571-9215

FAX: 866-260-7252

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