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Richard A Chopin

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Dick Chopin


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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    35%
    I have spent my entire career handling personal injuries occurring in the oil field both domestically and internationally. I believe I am not only very experienced and respected but also extremely knowledgeable about the operations which provides me great insight, which is advantageous to my clients

    50 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    I have spent 99% of my time involved in personal injury litigation. It includes injuries in the oil filed, car accidents, slips and falls, and everything imaginable in which someone is injured.

    50 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Insurance
    15%

    50 years, 50 cases

  4. Child custody
    5%

    18 years, 25 cases

  5. Child support
    5%

    18 years, 25 cases

  6. Divorce and separation
    5%

    18 years, 20 cases

  7. Family
    5%

    18 years, 15 cases

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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Licensed for 49 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/14/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Richard

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

Reviews

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Posted by Thomas | June 22, 2015
One of the Best Lawyers in the State
Richard Chopin is an excellent lawyer - aggressive when he needs to be and always the smartest attorney in the room. He is a fine trial lawyer, having tried hundreds of cases. I chose him when I needed a difficult claim handled and he got an excellent result. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him.
Posted by James | October 27, 2014
Dick Chopin is an outstanding lawyer
Dick represented me and did an outstanding job. He accomplished what I was hoping for but never comprised his ethics. He treated the other lawyer, and his cluent, with great respect and our court appearance demonstrated the great respect he enjoys from the court and his peers.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Chopin Law Firm LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, LLP
  • 1996 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Hailey, McNamara
  • 1981 - 1995
  • Counsel
  • Exxon Corporation
  • 1973 - 1981
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1973
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • B.B.A.
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • 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

Associations

  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar exam grader
  • 1979 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Leadership in Law
  • New Orleans City Business
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys in Louisiana
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The Top 100 Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • LSBA Conference
  • Managing the Case at Trial: Preparation, Presentation and Avoiding the Unknowns
  • 2013
  • LSBA Conference
  • Professionalism Made Easy
  • 2013
  • New Orleans Bar Association Conference
  • Simple, Easy to Follow Guidelines for Professionalism
  • 2013
  • New Orleans Oil and Gas Safety Foundation
  • Accident Investigation
  • N/A
  • Michigan Oil and Gas Safety Foundation
  • Accident Investigation
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dick Chopin is extremely knowledgeable and was a great mentor to me when I started with the firm in 2003. He always has the client's best interest in mind. He always shows sound legal judgment when planning a course of action in a case. He is an excellent lawyer!"
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Dick Chopin for almost 40 years and I highly endorse him. He is very thorough, honest, knowledgeable and he is always attentive to his clients needs."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together for some 35+ years. Among the best of the best in Louisiana. Pre-eminent trial lawyer in multiple fields including insurance defense, admiralty & maritime, products liability, domestic law ..."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dick Chopin is one preeminent attorneys in entire Gulf South. He has represented his clients in the smallest court houses in southern Louisiana as effectively and professionally as he has in England and Belgium. Quite simply, there are few better lawyers out there. He has tried well over 150 Jury trials and so many bench trials that he does not even bother to keep count. There is no one I would rather call when I have a legal issue."
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New Orleans Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Richard A Chopin
Richard A Chopin
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 49 years