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Richard J. Arsenault

Contact: 800.256.1050
Experience:
Law School: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Jurisdictions: Colorado
DC
Louisiana
Texas
5th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

OVERVIEW

Directory Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Mass Torts/Complex Litigation
  • Public Benefits
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    • No recovery/ No Fee or Costs
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
DC
Louisiana
Texas
5th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Education
Louisiana State University - Baton RougeJ.D. (1980)
State University of New York - Stony BrookB.A. (1977)
Professional Activities
Guest Lecturer Louisiana Judicial College
Guest Lecturer Federal Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference
Faculty Member LSU Trial Advocacy Training Program
Guest Lecturer Tulane Law School 2004-2004
Editor Maritime and Auto Tort Column for the Louisiana Advocates (Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Monthly Publication) 2000-2001
Editorial Board Member Maritime Law Reporter 1987-2000
Editor of Louisiana Bar Journal, Recent Developments for the Section on Insurance, Negligence, Workers' Compensation and Admiralty Law Louisiana Bar Journal 1983-2000
Guest Lecturer Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU 1994-1994
Faculty Member Seventeenth Post Graduate Summer School for Lawyers at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center a LSU 1994-1994
Co-Editor American Trial Lawyers Association Admiralty Newsletter 1990-1992
Editorial Board Member The Forum 1982-1988
Faculty Member Northwestern State University 1983-1987
Editor Alexandria Bar Association Publication 1983-1983
Awards
AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Achieved the highest possible rating
Super Lawyer, Louisiana Super Lawyers
Only 5% of attorneys statewide receive this award.
Named One of the Nation's Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Best in the U.S.
Nation's Top Verdicts, National Law Journal
Recognized for having one for securing a $21 million personal injury verdict for the victim of a plant explosion, one of the largest in the nation.
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Member/ Former President, Alexandria Bar Association
Current
Member/ Former President, Crossroads Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Current
Board Member/ Vice President, Paul M. Hebert Law Center National Alumni Board
Current
Member, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor's Counci
Current
Member, Professional Assessment Committee Louisiana State Bar Association
Current
Member, Texas Bar Association
-Current
Member, District of Columbia Bar
-Current
Member, Colorado Bar Association
-Current
Board of Governors Member , Southern Trial Lawyers Association,
-Current
Member, Louisiana Bar Association
-Current
Chair, Louisiana Bar Association Section on Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law
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Member, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association's President's Advisory Committee
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PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Defendants Shop for Favorable Maritime Forums
    Maritime Law Reporter
  • Maritime Gaming & Available Tort Remedies
    Maritime Law Reporter
  • McDermott International, Inc. v. Wilander: The Supreme Court Casts Aside the Navigation Function Requirement
    Maritime Law Reporter
  • Pre-Certification Discovery: A User’s Guide
    Tulane Law Review
  • Mass Torts and Class Action Settlements
    Trial Magazine
  • Duty to Find and Prepare a Knowledgeable Corporate Representative
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Hanks v. Entergy Corp. —The Supreme Court Provides Some Clarity But Leaves A Big Question Unanswered
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Knowledge is Power: A Practical Proposal to Protect Putative Class Members from Improper Pre-Certification Communication
    Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 2
  • The (Un)Availability of Act of God and Force Majeure Affirmative Defenses After Rita Katrina
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Gathering Ditgital Data
    Trial Magazine
  • Using Conflicts Principles to Obtain Punitive Damages in Louisiana Court
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Daubert-Lite, Daubert’s Role, If Any, at Class Certification Hearings
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Class Action Settlement of Future Claims
  • Limitation of Vessel Owner's Liability; Inapplicability to Non-Shipowners
    Currents International Trade Law Journal, South Texas College of Law
  • Maritime Forum Non Conveniens; La.Code Civ.P. art.123 vs. 46 U.S.C. App. §688(b)
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Removal Under the Jones Act, OCSLA and the GML
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Floating Casinos Beware; Maritime Rule Governs Dram Shop Liability
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Who Enjoys the Benefits of the Limitation of Vessel Owner’s Liability Act?
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Vendetto v. Sonat; Louisiana Supreme Court Addresses Jones Act Standards
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Restoring the Injured Party v. Sales Tax Recovery
    Louisiana Advocates
  • The Louisiana Supreme Court Addresses Seaman’s Status - Perils of the Sea Standard
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Maritime Personal Injury Venue
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Judicial Gatekeeping of Experts; Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Does Daubert Apply to Non-Scientific Experts?
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Driving While Intoxicated; A Formula for Punitive Damages
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Recovery Under the Death on High Seas Act
    San Francisco Trial Lawyer
  • Does Payment of Workers' Compensation Benefits Interrupt Prescriptive Periods for Maritime Claims?
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Brown Water Vessel Status
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Venue; Where Can Jones Act Claims be Brought?
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Hunting Season: Remedies Available to Camp/Club Employees
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Demystifying MIST (Minor Impact; Soft Tissue) Claims
    Louisiana Advocates
  • U.M. vs. Worker's Compensation; Who Pays?
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Maritime Personal Injury - Recovery Under the Death on the High Seas Act
    Louisiana Advocates
  • Mitigating Weaknesses at Trial
    Trial Magazine
  • Special Purpose Vessels Under Attack
    Maritime Law Reporter
  • Has the Traditional Mariner Been Forgotten?
    Trial Magazine
  • Seaman Status: Aid in Navigation Test Rejected
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Seaman Status: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Get Back Into The Water
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Seaman v. Harbor Worker; What Test Applies to Determine Status
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Seaman's Status Continues its Voyage Through Unchartered Brown Water Applications Using Barrett vs. Chevron To Set Its Course
    Tulane Maritime Law Review, The Maritime Lawyer
  • Seaman's Status Takes an Unexpected Tack
    Maritime Law Reporter
  • Offshore Platform Workers: Remedies Available and Recent Developments in Defenses
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • WMATA v. Johnson; LHWCA Tort Immunity Reconsidered
    The Forum
  • Offshore Platform Workers: Remedies Available and Recent Developments in Defenses
    Trial Magazine
  • Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Tort Immunity Challenge
    Trial Lawyers Forum
  • Tort Immunity Under the Longshoreman Harbor Workers Compensation Act
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Maritime Personal Injury on Foreign Waters
    Trial Magazine
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority v. Johnson: The Sudden Rise and Fall of General Contractor Tort Immunity Under the LHWCA
    The Maritime Lawyer
  • Jones & McLaughlin v. Pfeiffer: No More Than Necessary
    The Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Johnson v. Penrod Evidence of Inflation Admissible
    Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Remedies Available to Seamen Part III The Jones Act
    The Arkansas Bar Association Journal
  • Foremost Insurance Co. v. Richardson: Admiralty Jurisdiction Extended to Pleasure Craft Collisions
    The Forum
  • Remedies Available to Seamen Part II Unseaworthiness
    The Arkansas Bar Association Journal
  • A Postscript
    The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, The ATLA Docket
  • An Analytical Starting Point: The Elusive Determination of Seaman's Status
    The Forum
  • Bringing Pleasure Boat Accidents Under the Forum
    Trial Magazine
  • The General Maritime Law Counterpart to Worker's Compensation: Maintenance, Cure and Wages
    The Forum (Texas Trial Lawyers Publication)
  • Recognizing and Developing the Brownwater Seaman's Remedies
    The Federal Bar News
  • Problems Associated with Fixed Platform Maritime Personal Injury Claims
    The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, The ATLA Docket
  • Remedies Available to Seamen Part I Maintenance, Cure and Wages
    The Arkansas Bar Association Journal
  • The Maritime Consortium Action: Moragne Through Cruz",
    The Journal of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • A Primer on Remedies Available to the Offshore Oil Worker
    Trial Magazine
  • Maintenance, Cure and Wages: General Principles and Recent Developments
    Voir Dire
  • Maritime Personal Injuries: Developing the Offshore Platform Worker's Claim
    Voir Dire
  • Maritime Personal Injury: Developing the Seaman's Claim
    Voir Dire
  • Johnson v. Penrod: Years of Tradition Unhampered by Progress
    Louisiana Bar Journal

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