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Aaron Joins Litigation Counsel of America

July 13, 2022

Aaron & Gianna, PLC is pleased to announce that firm Managing Shareholder, William D. Aaron, Jr. has become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.   The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of exc…

Thomas Ainsworth Robichaux

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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