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Herschel E. Richard Jr.

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Location:
Shreveport, Louisiana
Phone:
318-227-7738
Fax:
318-227-7850
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Mr. Richard’s practice principally involves business litigation, eminent domain, toxic tort, products liability, and legal and medical malpractice. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. Mr. Richard was admitted to practice in 1970. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is a member and past President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and is a Master Bencher in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court. Mr. Richard holds memberships in the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is also a Member of Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Mr. Richard was the 2000 recipient of the Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award, given by the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability.  Mr. Richard is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named The Best Lawyers in America® from 1993-2012 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Professional Malpractice Litigation. Best Lawyers named Mr. Richard as “Shreveport Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year”‘ for 2012. He is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of Business Litigation.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Recipient, Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2000
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
  • Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court , Master Bencher
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, President
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Past President

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and State Eminent Domain
  • Business Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Products Liability
  • Legal and Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1970

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Member
  • Tulane University
    • B.A.

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