Richard A. Chopin

Attorney

Tried Over 125 Civil Jury Trials

Licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Texas, Richard “Dick” Chopin is an invaluable member of the The Chopin Law Firm LLC. He has made a name for himself as one of the pre-eminent attorneys in the Gulf South region. Whether representing clients in a small southern Louisiana courthouse or in England and Belgium, he devotes the same level of professionalism and effective advocacy to all. Simply put, there are few better lawyers out there.

After having tried more than 125 civil jury trials and numerous bench trials, Dick doesn’t bother keeping count anymore. Whether clients are struggling through personal injury litigation, a large casualty case, or a domestic matter, Dick has proven to be the powerful and fearless advocate that clients need.

Admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1973 and the Texas Bar in 1997, Dick has been recognized both locally and nationally as a premier trial lawyer. He is thoroughly experienced in practically all types of litigation and is well-respected for his professionalism, ethics, and skill. His peers have consistently selected him for some of the highest possible ratings in all areas.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil Field Litigation
  • Maritime
  • Admiralty
  • Contractual Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1973
  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Loyola University College of Law, Adjuct Faculty
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Pro Bono Activities

  • Numerous volunteer programs for Louisiana's homeless

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1973
    • J.D.
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1971
    • B.B.A.
    • Honors: Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
    • Honors: Delta Sigma Pi
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Marketing

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • Who's Who (Multiple Listings)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Pre-eminent Rating
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans Area as selected by New Orleans Magazine, 2009-2016
  • Leadership in Law 50 Honorees as selected by City Business, 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana as published in St. Charles Avenue Magazine's (and others) Super Lawyer Section, 2009-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association

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