Richard G. Duplantier, Jr. is a senior trial lawyer engaged in a general commercial litigation practice and more specifically in products liability, construction, and all facets of professional liability, including medical, accounting, and legal malpractice defense, with significant experience with aging services, including the representation of nursing home, home health and psychiatric facilities for elderly patients. Rick’s experience also includes the immediate response, assessment and defense of catastrophic chemical and gas incidents and explosions. Rick has an extensive history of trials to verdict, with a trial success rate of over ninety percent.
For many years, Rick has conducted seminars around the country with a focus on risk management, in effort to educate, heighten awareness, and avoid malpractice pitfalls. In addition to his litigation practice, Rick has also represented numerous clients in the entertainment business in litigation in the areas of contracts, trademark, residuals, and other general entertainment law practice concerns. He has handled and resolved matters for promoters, record labels, production companies and individual performers and their representatives, both in the United States and Europe.
Rick received undergraduate degrees in communications and political science from Marquette University and his law degree from Loyola University, where he was the Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Team, and elected to represent the Loyola Law School with matters involving law students and the American Bar Association. For many years, Rick served on the National Board of Editors for the Federal Bar & News Journal. In 2008, Rick was selected by City Business magazine as one of the Leaders in Law in the state of Louisiana.
For the past several years, Rick has been on the Board of Directors of the ASI Federal Credit Union, volunteering his time and energy to reinvigorate the New Orleans community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and giving families an economic lift as they persevered through their personal and professional hardships. He has volunteered with the Beacon of Hope in efforts to fight blight in New Orleans and rebuild the communities hardest hit by the flood.
U.S. District Courts - Eastern Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
United States Supreme CourtEDUCATION
Loyola University, J.D
Marquette University, undergraduate degrees in communications and political sciencePRACTICE AREAS
Hospitality, Entertainment & Leisure
Mass Tort & Class Action
Environmental & Toxic Tort
Amusements, Sports & Recreation
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel