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Richard A Chopin

also known as Dick Chopin

About me

Dick Chopin is one of the founding partners of our firm in 1996. He graduated from Loyola University College of Law in May, 1973, and has been admitted to the Bar in Louisiana since 1973 and Texas in 1997. Dick has extensive experience in virtually all types of litigation and is recognized locally and nationally as one of the best trial lawyers. He is well respected for his skills, ethics and professionalism and has consistently been selected for the highest possible ratings in all areas by his peers.


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Practice areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 35%
    42 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    42 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Insurance: 15%
    42 years, 50 cases
  4. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    10 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (40-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Thomas M Richard

    Dick is an experienced and highly successful trial lawyer, one of the best in the business. A fearless and powerful advocate, Dick is the warrior clients want on their side when the game is on the line, whether in significant personal injury litigation or a large casualty case.


    Thomas Richard Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nicole S Tygier

    I have know Dick for many years. He is responsive to his clients' needs. When referring clients to an attorney for cases of family and domestic law, I think of Dick. I recommend Dick Chopin.


    Nicole Tygier Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Chopin, Wagar, Richard & Kutcher, LLP

Two Lakeway Center
3850 N Causeway Blvd Ste 900
Metairie, LA, 70002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199710/19/2015
LAEligible to practice law197311/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardLouisiana State Bar Association2014
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2013
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2012
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2011
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Magazine2011
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2010
Leadership in LawNew Orleans City Business2010
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2009
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2009
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 100 LawyersThe Top 100 MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHailey, McNamara1981 - 1995
CounselExxon Corporation1973 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBar exam grader1979 - 2009
Louisiana Association of Defense CounselMember1973 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1973 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1973 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mary A. Rodriquez, et al v. Mark Walters, Sr., et al, 34th JDC, Parish of St. Bernard, No. 112-823, Division "O"A successful judgment was obtained and affirmed on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJ.D.1973
Loyola University New OrleansMarketingN/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Orleans Bar Association ConferenceSimple, Easy to Follow Guidelines for Professionalism2013
LSBA ConferenceProfessionalism Made Easy2013
LSBA ConferenceManaging the Case at Trial: Preparation, Presentation and Avoiding the Unknowns2013
New Orleans Oil and Gas Safety FoundationAccident InvestigationN/A
Michigan Oil and Gas Safety FoundationAccident InvestigationN/A