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Eric Joseph Derbes

Probate Attorney at Metairie, LA

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 24 years
    Louisiana - LA 28 years
    Wisconsin - WI 33 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1995
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1990
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapters 7, 13, and 11. Business and tax related bankruptcies. Consumer debt.

    28 years

  2. Business
    Commercial Litigation and contracts. Real Estate litigation. Contracts and leases

    28 years

  3. Probate
    Successions, including contested succession.

    28 years

  4. State, local, and municipal law

    28 years

  5. Tax
    Installment agreements, offers in compromise, and tax related bankruptcies.

    28 years

I am a member and co-manager of The Derbes Law Firm, LLC, where I practices in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, tax, real estate, and probate and successions. Previously, I practiced as a judge advocate in the 82d Airborne Division from 1990 to 1994. I am a member of the Louisiana State Bar, the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Federal Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, and the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association. I am currently a director and the treasurer of the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association in New Orleans. In 2014, I had the privilege to serve as President of the Jefferson Bar Association. I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and my Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University, School of Law. I have been married for 32 years. My wife, Rebecca, and I have five adult children. In my spare time, I enjoy chess and photography.

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The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
3027 Ridgelake Dr
Metairie, LA, 70002-4924


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Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • United States Army Jag Corps
  • 1990 - 1994


  • Marquette University Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Korrapati v. Augustino Bros. Constr., LLC, 19-426 (La. App. 5 Cir. 7/31/20), 302 So. 3d 147
  • Affirmed
  • Thomas v. State Board of Certified Public Accountants of LA.
  • Affirmed
  • Elevating Boats, Inc. v. Par. Of Plaquemines, 2006-1208 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2/14/07), 953 So. 2d 826
  • Affirmed


  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2010 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society Catholic Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Jefferson Bar Association Young Lawyers Association
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Jefferson Bar Association Auxilary
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Bankruptcy Code is 40 Years Old and We Are Still Learning!
  • Discharge and Dischargeability
  • 2019
  • 28th CLE by the Sea
  • Title 12 (Entity Law) Revisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • 2015

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 24
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"Eric is an excellent bankruptcy and contracts attorney. His litigation skills are among the best. He is technologically savvy and highly intelligent. I strongly recommend him and endorse him."
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Metairie Probate Lawyer Eric Joseph Derbes
Eric Joseph Derbes
Probate Attorney
Metairie, LA
Licensed for 33 years