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P.O. Box 3527
Lafayette, LA 70502-3527
Tel: (337) 232-9700
Fax: (337) 235-4943



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Richard D. Chappuis, Jr.

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R. Chappuis

Lafayette, Louisiana
March 19, 1941

Admitted to the Bar:
1965, Louisiana

Subsequent Admissions:
United States District Court - Western, Eastern and Middle Districts
United States Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D., 1965
Phi Delta Phi - President, 1964-1965
L.S.U. Law Center Freshman Class President
Member: Moot Court Board
Law Clerk - Honorable Frank W. Summers, Associate Justice
Louisiana Supreme Court, 1965-1966

Lafayette Parish Bar Association
15th Judicial District Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel - Director, 1978-1980
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel - Member and
Vice Chairman of Auto, Land, Air Transportation and Casualty Section
The Defense Research Institute
American Arbitration Association - National Panel of Arbitrators

Voorhies & Labbé - Board of Directors, President

Speaker and program participant at meetings and seminars involving litigation matters.

Published article in Southern Methodist University Law Review
regarding aerial agricultural toxic torts, 1993.

Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, National Alumni
Board of Directors - Founding Member
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce - Member; Recreation Committee - Served as Chairman
Bank One (Lafayette Region) Advisory Board of Directors - Member
First National Bank of Lafayette - Served as Director; served on Executive Committee;
Trust Committee - Served as Chairman
Lafayette Municipal Police and Fire Civil Service Board - Served as Chairman
Beaver Club - Served as President and that year, club voted as Lafayettés Outstanding Civic Club
Cathedral-Carmel School Foundation - Served as President; Board of Directors - Honorary Member
Cathedral-Carmel High School Parent Teachers Association - Served as President
St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation - Co-Founder
St. Thomas More Catholic High School Board of Directors - Served as Chairman
Red Cross - Lafayette Parish - Served as Chapter Chairman; Southeastern Area Advisory Council -
Served as Chairman; Louisiana Division - Members and Funds Committee - Served as Chairman
Lafayette Area High School Football Officials Association - Served as President
Lafayette Youth Football Committee - Former member
Carmelite Guild - Served as President
Boy Scouts - Eagle Scout; Served as volunteer
Krewe of Gabriel - Served as Commodore; Board of Directors - Member
Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association - Served as President; Board of Directors - Member
United Givers Fund (now United Way) - Professional Division - Served as Chairman; Legal Division -
Served as Chairman
City Club of Lafayette - Member
Louisiana State University Foundation - Member
Ducks Unlimited - Member
Foundation for North American Wild Sheep - Member

Fields of Practice:
Products Liability
Automobile and Trucking Liability
Professional Malpractice Law and Construction Law - Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Accountants
General and Agricultural Aviation Law
Municipal Law

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