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Dane S. Ciolino serves as the Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. His current scholarly and teaching interests at Loyola include Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Advocacy and Criminal Law. Professor Ciolino graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1985, and magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1988, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and selected as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, and Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC, in New Orleans.


He has served as reporter to the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics 2000 Committee, as chairperson of a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, as Chair of the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and as a member of various Louisiana State Bar Association committees including the Professionalism Committee, the Lawyer & Judicial Codes of Conduct Committee, and the Ethics Advisory Service Committee. His weblog, Louisiana Legal Ethics, is located


Professor Ciolino engages in a limited law practice and in law-related consulting, principally in the areas of legal ethics, lawyer discipline, judicial discipline and federal criminal law. He represents clients in disciplinary matters before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and the Louisiana Judiciary Commission. He also handles legal malpractice cases, lawyer disqualification motions and lawyer fee disputes. He also consults and serves as an expert witness in the fields of legal ethics, legal fees and the standards of conduct governing lawyers.


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Dane S. Ciolino, LLC

18 Farnham Pl.
Metairie, LA, 70005

Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 100%



Hourly ($235-300/hour)

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  • Ernest E Svenson

    Dane is a rare kind of lawyer. He has a broad skill set, and he is able to make full use of it in representing clients. He's extremely articulate, highly professional, devoid of pretense, and very tech-savvy. Dane is able to cut through the usual legal cloudiness and make crisp points that help advance his client's case. He doesn't make use of well worn phrases, and he doesn't follow well-worn paths. He thinks creatively and focuses on how to help his client in the best way, and the most efficient way. If I needed someone to represent me personally the first lawyer that would come to my mind is Dane.


    Ernest Svenson Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Scott G Wolfe JR

    I highly recommend Dane Ciolino as a ethics and professional responsibility attorney. His Louisiana Legal Ethics blog and website ( is a great resource for any Louisiana attorney, and he is very knowledgeable in the practice area. After all, he teaches it in law school! Not only is Dane a leader in this practice area, but he's also a leader in lawyer technology and running a paperless office.


    Scott Wolfe Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
LAEligible to practice law198908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
LSBA President's AwardLSBA2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Distinguished Professor of LawLoyola University New Orleans College of Law1995 - Present
AssociateStone Pigman, LLP1991 - 1995
AssociateCravath Swaine & Moore1989 - 1991
Law ClerkUSDC Eastern District of Louisiana1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteN/AN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Louisiana Professional Responsibility Law and PracticeLegal Ethics Book2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Rhodes CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
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VariousLADC SemiarsN/A