Leo J. Palazzo

Top rated personal injury attorney in Gretna, Louisiana

Palazzo Law Firm
Leo J. Palazzo
Palazzo Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Criminal defense, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 1993

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
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Palazzo Law Firm

732 Behrman Hwy
Suites F & G
Gretna, LA 70056 Visit website

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Leo J. Palazzo is a trial attorney at Palazzo Law Firm located in Gretna, Louisiana. With three decades of experience practicing law, he serves clients throughout the New Orleans metro area. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and serious personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, products liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. He also takes on real estate closing matters. 

With a genuine concern for his clients, Mr. Palazzo is dedicated to advocating for those who are suffering because of injuries caused by another person’s negligence, and for those who are accused of wrongdoing. Many of his clients are referred to him by other lawyers, and he is well known as the "lawyer’s lawyer." He has obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients as well as many dismissals and acquittals in criminal defense cases. 

Mr. Palazzo attended the University of New Orleans and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to pursue law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence. In law school, Mr. Palazzo served as the President of the Student Board and as a lead attorney in the American Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition as a part of the Trial Advocacy Team.

In addition, Mr. Palazzo graduated from the Trial Lawyers College, Gerry Spence’s Thunderhead Ranch. Admitted to practice in all state and appellate courts in Louisiana, he is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. 

Mr. Palazzo is actively involved in his community. as well as in the legal arena He has memberships in the: 

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Plaquemines Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Land Title Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • YMCA Advisory Board
  • Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry
  • Rotary Club of Belle Chasse
  • Coastal Conservation Association

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Criminal defense, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Personal injury - defense, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, Medical malpractice

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Criminal defense
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1993, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.palazzolaw.com/firm-overview/leo-palazzo/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rotary Club of Belle Chasse
  • Coastal Conservations Association
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Plaquemines Association of Business Member – PABI
  • Auxiliary Plaquemines Parish Deputy
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • NRA
  • YMCA Advisory Board
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • United State Federal District Courts, Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United State Federal District Courts, Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Federal Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Louisiana, 1993
  • Plaquemines Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • United State Federal District Courts, Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Land Title Association
Educational Background:
  • University of New Orleans, LA, B.S., Major: Business
  • Trial Lawyers College, Gerry Spence’s Thunderhead Ranch, Wyoming, Graduate
Industry Groups:
  • General Public
  • Maritime

Office location for Leo J. Palazzo

732 Behrman Hwy
Suites F & G
Gretna, LA 70056

Phone: 504-276-2277

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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