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Aaron & Gianna Joins Justice Lab Project

October 19, 2021

Aaron & Gianna is pleased to announce that it has joined the ACLU of Louisiana's Justice Lab Project.   Under the arrangement Aaron & Gianna will serve as local counsel on a pro bono basis to a national law firm that will serve as lead counsel in federal lawsuits challenging discriminatory policing by local law enforcement agencies. The ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab Project is charged with  Putting Racist Policing on Trial™.   It is an intens…

Thomas Ainsworth Robichaux

Rose HagerPosition

Senior Associate

 

Contact Information

Tel:  504.569.8301

Fax: 504.569.1801

trobichaux@aarongianna.com

 

Career Overview

Thomas A. Robichaux is a former President of the Orleans Parish School Board, and a former Assistant and Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, where he was an instrumental figure during and after Hurricane Katrina.    In his 20-year career, he has set precedential law in over 30 reported cases varying from constitutional rights to zoning & land use and almost everything in between.    He has practiced in both state and Federal Courts, before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, and the US Supreme Court.   After leaving the City Attorney’s Office, Thomas became in-house counsel for Georges Enterprises, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate in Louisiana, where for five years he handled all aspects of contracts, acquisitions, and governmental relations.  After 8 years in a solo practice, Thomas has joined Aaron & Gianna as a supporting attorney for each of our divisions, practicing in the areas of Civil Litigation, Appeals, Zoning & Land Use, Constitutional Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Law.   Thomas teaches Continuing Legal Education courses in New Orleans in the areas of appellate practice, constitutional law, and municipal law. 

 

Education

Juris Doctor, 1999, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA

BGS, 1995, University of New Orleans, Major: Classical Studies (Ancient History and Linguistics) Minors: Music, Theatre, Criminal Justice.

 

Admissions to Practice

Supreme Court, State of Louisiana

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation

Appellate Practice

Insurance (Defense, Coverage, and Self Insured Claims)

Land Use and Zoning

Civil Litigation

Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

Municipal Law and Municipal Litigation

Products Liability

Business and Taxation

 

Groups and Associations (former or current)

Forum for Equality; MENSA; American Civil Liberties Union; Human Rights Campaign; Equality

Federation; The Marriage Project; PFLAG; RFSL Newcomers (LGBT asylum-seekers in Sweden