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Philip D. Lorio IV


Born and raised in New Orleans, Phil Lorio’s legal career has been devoted to litigating matters involving personal injury and general casualty. With a focus on handling claims for individuals involved in trucking and transportation accidents to premises liability matters, Phil has a track record of securing favorable outcomes for his clients. Like the other attorneys at The Chopin Law Firm, prior to joining the firm, Phil worked as an attorney at a preeminent New Orleans defense firm. That time spent defending large corporations and insurance companies has provided him with invaluable knowledge and experience both in handling claims and the courtroom.

“I have a steady and calm way of working with my clients and am very straightforward, always keeping the bottom line in mind. I will stop whatever I am doing to talk with them. I listen carefully so I can get their perspective of the facts and provide them with a most honest and comprehensive analysis of the cards they’ve been dealt.”

Simply put, Phil is a true advocate for his clients. Always keeping his clients’ best interests in mind, Phil considers all avenues to obtain results for his clients, which he finds to be the most rewarding aspect of his career.

Panels & Presentations

  • Speaker, National Business Institute’s Negotiation Strategies for Litigators Program, New Orleans, Louisiana (October 20, 2017)


  • “Pushing Past Impasse and Dealing with Difficult Negotiators,” National Business Institute’s Negotiation Strategies for Litigators Program

Articles by Philip D. Lorio IV

  • Decision by Louisiana First Circuit Impacts Carrier-lessees of Tractor-trailer Equipment - May 31, 2018
  • Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Proposed Independent Medical Examination Requirements - Dec 12, 2017
  • We Live in a Society, Man - Nov 9, 2017
  • Cell Your Defense with Indisputable Evidence - Nov 2, 2017
  • Plaintiff’s Attempt to Escape Exclusive Remedy Slips and Falls - Sep 25, 2017

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A.)
  • “Rising Star” Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2022

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Professional Activities

New Orleans Bar Association, Member Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member St. Thomas More Inn of Court, Member Loyola New Orleans College of Law, Moot Court Alumni Board, Board Member Loyola New Orleans College of Law, Spetses, Greece Program Alumni Board, President Federal Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, Former Board Member


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