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Dick Chopin is a Member of The Chopin Law Firm and licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas.  Dick Chopin is one of the pre-eminent attorneys in the entire Gulf South. He has represented his clients in the smallest courthouses in southern Louisiana as effectively and professionally as he has in England and Belgium. Quite simply, there are few better lawyers out there.


Dick has tried over 125 civil jury trials and so many bench trials that he does not even bother to keep count. A fearless and powerful advocate, Dick is the warrior clients need on their side when everything is on the line, whether insignificant personal injury litigation, a domestic matter, or a large casualty case.


Dick was admitted to the Bar in Louisiana in 1973 and Texas in 1997. Dick has extensive experience in virtually all types of litigation and is recognized locally and nationally as one of the best trial lawyers. He is well respected for his skills, ethics and professionalism and has consistently been selected for the highest possible ratings in all areas by his peers.


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Contact info

The Chopin Law Firm, LLC

650 Poydras Street,
Suite 2525
New Orleans, LA, 70130

Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 35%
    43 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    43 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Insurance: 15%
    43 years, 50 cases
  4. Divorce: 5%
    11 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (40-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas M Richard

    Dick is an experienced and highly successful trial lawyer, one of the best in the business. A fearless and powerful advocate, Dick is the warrior clients want on their side when the game is on the line, whether in significant personal injury litigation or a large casualty case.


    Thomas Richard Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nicole S Tygier

    I have know Dick for many years. He is responsive to his clients' needs. When referring clients to an attorney for cases of family and domestic law, I think of Dick. I recommend Dick Chopin.


    Nicole Tygier Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199707/16/2016
LAEligible to practice law197307/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2012
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2011
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Magazine2011
Leadership in LawNew Orleans City Business2010
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2010
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in LouisianaSt. Charles Avenue Magazine2009
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2009
Super LawyerLouisiana Super Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 100 LawyersThe Top 100 MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHailey, McNamara1981 - 1995
CounselExxon Corporation1973 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Louisiana Association of Defense CounselMember1973 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1973 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1973 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBar exam grader1979 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mary A. Rodriquez, et al v. Mark Walters, Sr., et al, 34th JDC, Parish of St. Bernard, No. 112-823, Division "O"A successful judgment was obtained and affirmed on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Loyola University New OrleansMarketingB.B.A.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Orleans Bar Association ConferenceSimple, Easy to Follow Guidelines for Professionalism2013
LSBA ConferenceProfessionalism Made Easy2013
LSBA ConferenceManaging the Case at Trial: Preparation, Presentation and Avoiding the Unknowns2013
New Orleans Oil and Gas Safety FoundationAccident InvestigationN/A
Michigan Oil and Gas Safety FoundationAccident InvestigationN/A