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In March 2009, I was appointed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana State Board of Election Supervisors.  The State Board
of Election Supervisors serves to review election laws and the conduct of
elections within the state.  According to statute, the board is comprised of seven members, including the lieutenant
governor, the secretary of state, the attorney general and the commissioner of
elections or a designee of the secretary of state, as determined by the
secretary of state.  The board also includes one member of the Clerks of Court
Association and one member of the Registrars of Voters Association elected by
their respective associations to serve.  The remaining member is selected by the Governor from
nominations submitted by the presidents of Centenary College, Dillard
University, Louisiana College, Loyola University, Tulane University of
Louisiana, and Xavier University.  I was nominated by the president of Loyola University.  I am honored to serve on the Board.


In June 2009, I was selected as a member of GNO, Inc.'s New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2010.  GNO, Inc. is the regional economic development hub for the ten-parish Greater New Orleans metropolitan area; it serves to coordinate, consolidate, and catalyze economic development
initiatives.  The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute is  a nine-month program designed to enhance personal
leadership skills and examine issues central to the advancement of the Greater
New Orleans region. The Institute brings together forty business, civic, and
community leaders representing all races, genders, industries and communities
in the region with a mission to promote regional collaboration by providing a
forum for the exchange of diverse viewpoints and a network of relationships.




Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Appeals: 10%
    23 years, 500 cases
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    23 years, 500 cases
  4. Business: 5%
    23 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($185-225/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Richard L. Traina, Attorney at Law

440 Southdown Loop.
Covington, LA, 70433


LAEligible to practice law199308/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySeale & Ross, APLC2006 - Present
AttorneyElkins, PLC1996 - 2005
AttorneyDudley, Topper & Feuerzeig1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Board of Election SupervisorsMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kennedy v. United Airlines, Inc.victory for client
Brennan's, Inc. v. Dickie Brennan & Co., Inc.successful jury verdict
World Trade Center Taxing District v. All Taxpayersfinal ruling by La. Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992