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Justin Chopin

Justin Chopin

also known as Justin McCarthy Chopin, Justin M. Chopin

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Insurance, Commercial, Employment & Labor

About Me

Mr. Chopin  practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage, tort and casualty defense, admiralty and maritime litigation, and professional liability.   He is also qualified as a Civil and Domestic Mediator pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes §§ 9:4106 and 9:334.


He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 2002 and his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in International Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2007. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Staff, served on the Trial Advocacy Board, and was a member of the Executive Board for the Student Bar Association. He was also a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team and the Louisiana State Trial Team and later served as a Coach for the National Trial Advocacy Team.  Today, Mr. Chopin serves as a member of Loyola’s Skills Faculty. 


Mr. Chopin was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana and a Legal Intern for the Honorable David S. Gorbaty and the Honorable Roland Belsome of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is actively involved in the Louisiana State Bar Association where he currently sits on the House of Delegates and previously served two terms as the District One Representative to the Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the Committee on the Profession and the Client Assistance Fund Committee and was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as an Assistant Examiner for Civil Code I in 2014.  Mr. Chopin was awarded the Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair’s Award for services to the Bar in 2011.


Mr. Chopin has been awarded the “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.  He was selected by Louisiana Super Lawyer’s as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015; named by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Attorney in the fields of Admiralty/Maritime and Commercial Litigation in 2012, Commercial Litigation in 2013 and 2014, and Creditors Rights in 2014; and named by New Orleans City Business as a Top 50 Leader in Law in 2012.   


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Insurance: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
  4. Commercial: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Joey F LaHatte III

    Great Attorney, Great Guy, Highly respected in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area legal community.


    Joey LaHatte Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Craig Bernard Mitchell

    While Mr. Chopin is an adversary I am happy to endorse his legal acumen and ability to see the big picture while at the same time appreciating the nuisances found in the law.


    Craig Mitchell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC

1100 Poydras Street
Suite 3100
New Orleans, LA, 70163



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201408/25/2015
MSAuthorized to practice law201308/25/2015
LAEligible to practice law200708/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarLouisiana Super Lawyers2015
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2014
Top Attorney in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2014
Rising StarLouisiana Super Lawyers2014
FellowLouisiana Bar Foundation2013
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Leadership in Law AwardNew Orleans CityBusiness2012
Top Young AttorneyLouisiana Life Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2012
Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair's AwardLouisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyArguello Hope & Associates2013 - 2014
Attorney at LawLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith2012 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana Bar Association, House of DelegatesRepresentative2015 - Present
Mississippi State BarMember2013 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister2010 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionOrleans Parish Representative2009 - 2013
Louisiana Association of Defense CounselMember2009 - 2012
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fanguy vs. Lexington Ins, Co and Dr. GrahamFavorable Ruling By The Fifth Circuit
Dupree v. LAMMICO, 2011-366 (La. App. 3 Cir. 10/5/11), 74 So. 3d 880Favorable Ruling by Third Circuit
Kloeckner Metals Corp. v. Baker Sales, Inc., CIV.A. 12-1881, 2013 WL 818923 (E.D. La. Mar. 5, 2013)Judgment In Favor Of Plaintiff

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Publication NameTitleDate
Mealey's PublicationsAssessing the Damage: A Deluge of Class Action Suits Hit the Gulf Coast2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLaw/Civil LawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of DallasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Committee on the Profession at Loyola Univeristy College of LawProfessional and Ethical Dilemmas2014
Louisiana State Bar Association’s Professional Development SeminarLitigation Practice Tips for Young Lawyers2012
Skills FacultyTrial Tactics2011