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Justin Chopin

Personal injury Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Justin McCarthy Chopin, Justin M. Chopin


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About Justin

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Justin McCarthy Chopin is the owner and managing attorney of The Chopin Law Firm, with licenses to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  As a native of New Orleans, Mr. Chopin is acutely aware of the many legal challenges that face the people and businesses along the Gulf Coast. The Chopin Law Firm focuses its practice on representing individuals for serious personal injuries, property damage and insurance disputes, and employment disputes.  
 
Throughout his career, Mr. Chopin has worked in numerous practice areas, each with an emphasis in litigation. He has worked for one of the largest defense firms in America and some of the most highly regarded firms in the region.
 
Our firm has extensive experience in all personal injury matters, including maritime personal injury, medical malpractice, slips and falls, auto accidents, and more.  We have also successfully represented home owners and business owners in claims against their insurance company for bad faith.  Mr. Chopin's extensive experience as a defense lawyer provides him with a unique perspective that other lawyers simply do not have.  In short, he knows all of the tricks defense lawyers and insurance companies use.
 
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Chopin was awarded the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability (“AV” Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell.  He has been selected by Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2020 and as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; 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; Personal Injury in 2017 and 2019, and named by New Orleans City Business as a Top 50 Leader in Law in 2012.  
 
In his spare time, Mr. Chopin serves as a member of Loyola Law School's Skills Faculty.  He is also actively involved in the Louisiana State Bar Association where he sits on the House of Delegates and previously served two elected terms as the District One Representative to the Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Chopin was awarded the Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair’s Award for services to the Bar in 2011.
 
He is a member of the Committee on the Profession and the Client Assistance Fund Committee which is dedicated to helping clients who were defrauded by their attorney.  Mr. Chopin was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as an Assistant Examiner for Civil Code I in 2014. 
 
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Licensed for 15 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/03/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/14/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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The Chopin Law Firm LLC
650 Poydras Street
Suite 1550
New Orleans, LA, 70130

Reviews

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Posted by Nicholas | November 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
3 for 3 wins
Once again Chopin Law Firm came through with another WIN ! “He who represents himself in lieu of Chopin Law has a fool for a client.” Nick Burtchaell
Posted by Wyman | November 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
When I called Justin I was worri d at first. We were looking for a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. He took on our very detailed child custody/visitation case without hesitation. He handled this case with the love a care as he would of if it we're his own family. He was always professional and straight to the point. He didn't sugar coat anything which was refreshing because we never we're surprised. Justin can do wonders with whatever case he is presented. He would come highly recommended from us. If you are looking for someone that can keep you up to date and relaxed with your case, Justin is the guy you're looking for.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2016
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Diligent and Knowledgeable Lawyer
I was anxious calling initially, as are most people when they need to call a lawyer, but as soon I talked to Justin about my case, I felt at ease. I was involved in an auto incident. In short form, Justin worked diligently to get a favorable outcome under the circumstances we had to work with. He advised me and talked me through the process in layman's terms and made me comfortable throughout the entire case. He is very knowledgeable and actually checks in on you, making your case feel like top priority.
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Posted by Nicholas | September 15, 2015
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An excellent attorney
“Prompt, effective, focused! Personal injury suits, like the one that was against my company, are a risk for every business. However, Mr. Chopin successfully defended the law suit against my company and quickly had the case dismissed, with minimal expense and with zero payout. I highly recommend Mr. Chopin.”
Posted by Beehive Hair Studio | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
He did the hard part for us
In 2013 I began the process of closing down a business I had spent 10 years building. It was emotionally difficult and I didn't know where to begin. Mr. Chopin took the time to explain the process to me and even checked back in with me at the end of the fiscal year to make sure I knew how to adjust my Taxes for my now shut down business. The whole process was quick and painless and I didn't have a thing to worry about.
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Posted by 40 Arpent Brewing Company | September 4, 2015
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We needed ALOT of help
Starting up a Micro Brewery required more legal help than we could have ever anticipated. At first we hired Justin Chopin to incorporate our business with the state but we we soon realized that was only the beginning. We needed help researching and trademarking names. He helped write and negotiate contracts with Distributor and Vendors. He helped us through the permitting process and even appered before the city council on our behalf. He continues to be our go as our business grows.
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Posted by Sal | August 21, 2015
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Justin Chopin is a great attorney and an even better man. He is one of the highest professional and personal integrity. I would not hesitate to hire Justin for again and again, he is truly a lawyer's...
Posted by Shalom | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney for Your Needs
I find Justin to be a very personable attorney that has your best interests in mind at all times. He is honest, up front, and diligent. I would definitely recommend him! After an accident, Justin mediated between the insurance companies involved, stayed on top of the case, and worked toward an amicable end. He was in constant contact with me, and explained things in a manner that those not in the legal field could understand.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Chopin Law Firm LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Arguello Hope & Associates
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney at Law
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Dallas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • 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
  • Fanguy vs. Lexington Ins, Co and Dr. Graham
  • Favorable Ruling By The Fifth Circuit
  • Dupree v. LAMMICO, 2011-366 (La. App. 3 Cir. 10/5/11), 74 So. 3d 880
  • Favorable Ruling by Third Circuit
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Representative
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Representative
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Orleans Parish Representative
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Young Attorney
  • Louisiana Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • Leadership in Law Award
  • New Orleans CityBusiness
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair's Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Mealey's Publications
  • Assessing the Damage: A Deluge of Class Action Suits Hit the Gulf Coast
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Clients, Their Files, and Disciplinary Complaints/ Law Practice and Office Management
  • Law Practice and Office Management
  • 2016
  • Committee on the Profession at Loyola Univeristy College of Law
  • Professional and Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2014
  • Louisiana State Bar Association’s Professional Development Seminar
  • Litigation Practice Tips for Young Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Skills Faculty
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Construction and development Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Athough Mr. Chopin is opposing counsel I am endorsing him for being a pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great Attorney, Great Guy, Highly respected in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Justin is brilliant, and he is a pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation whatsoever. Justin is one of the finest lawyers in our community. I recognize that I am his father and my endorsement may be viewed as biased but he did work for my firm for a period of a couple years before deciding to redirect his practice areas. My partners and colleagues, as well as our clients, would request Justin to handle work on their behalf because of his outstanding skills and abilities. I have such a high regard for Justin that if I were to need a lawyer I would go to him. I do not say this lightly because I have been practicing 40 years and have many close friends that are excellent experienced, and older, lawyers and Justin outshines them."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Justin for several years when he was with our firm. He is a very bright, engaging young lawyer whose skills exceed his years. He has regularly been recognized by his peers as a rising star since he was in law school."
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New Orleans Personal injury Lawyer Justin Chopin
Justin Chopin
Personal injury Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 15 years
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