Skip to main content
Richard A Chopin

Richard A Chopin

also known as Dick Chopin

Practice areas:

Admiralty & Maritime, Personal Injury, Insurance, Child Custody, Child Support, Family, Divorce & Separation

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.


Photos and Videos

4331009 1434644448

4331009 1434658949

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  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

5 total 

  • 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

  • Bradley Joseph Luminais Jr

    Dick Chopin is extremely knowledgeable and was a great mentor to me when I started with the firm in 2003. He always has the client's best interest in mind. He always shows sound legal judgment when planning a course of action in a case. He is an excellent lawyer!


    Bradley Luminais Trucking Accident 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 199708/25/2015
LAEligible to practice law197308/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

See all Legal Cases 


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJ.D.1973
Loyola University New OrleansMarketingB.B.A.1971

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