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Eric Joseph Derbes

Probate Attorney at Metairie, LA

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Licensed for 32 years

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapters 7, 13, and 11. Business and tax related bankruptcies. Consumer debt.

    27 years

  2. Business
    25%
    Commercial Litigation and contracts. Real Estate litigation. Contracts and leases

    27 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    Successions, including contested succession.

    27 years

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    15%

    27 years

  5. Tax
    10%
    Installment agreements, offers in compromise, and tax related bankruptcies.

    27 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.

Licensed for 32 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/23/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/14/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 09/07/2022

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

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

Education

  • 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

Associations

  • 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

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
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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 32 years