Richard C. Stanley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70112-4011
Phone: 504-523-1580
Fax: 504-524-0069
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1984
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (80%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Stanley represents clients throughout Louisiana and the surrounding region in complex commercial litigation, including class action defense in products liability and securities cases. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial and class action litigation, and in the representation of lawyers and law firms in connection with issues of ethics and professional liability.

Mr. Stanley litigates cases in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. His clients include two of Louisiana’s largest electric utilities (Entergy and Cleco), as well as many out-of-state clients with litigation in Louisiana. 

Mr. Stanley graduated from Louisiana State University summa cum laude and received the University Medal for academic achievement. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he received the Oberman Award for legal writing. After graduation, he served as law clerk to the late Honorable Albert Tate, Jr. on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Since 1985, Mr. Stanley has taught on a part-time basis on the adjunct faculty of Tulane Law School. As an adjunct Professor of Law, his courses have included Criminal Process and Practice, Trial Advocacy, Legal Ethics, and Professional Responsibility. He currently teaches an upper class seminar on Professional Responsibility.

About Richard C. Stanley

Admitted: 1984, Louisiana

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Representative Clients

  • Entergy Corporation; Entergy New Orleans, Inc.; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C.; Cleco Corporation; International Paper Company; The Park Companies; Debt One, L.L.C.; Delta Diagnostics, L.L.C.; Freeport -McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc.; Casino Association of Louisiana; Chemical Specialties, Inc.; Metal Pro Industries, Inc.; Miller Building Co., Inc.; T.L. James & Company; Mid‑City Lanes and Sports Palace, Inc.; Impact Selector, Inc.; Attorneys Liability Assurance Society, Inc.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chairman, Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Age Restrictions in Housing:  The Denial of the Family's Right to Its Integrity, 19 Harv. C.R. - C.L.L. Rev. 61 (1984).Albert Tate, Jr.: Judge, Jurist and the Barber in Ville Platte, 47 La. L. Rev. 1011 (1987).Antitrust Law:  Fifth Circuit Symposium, 35 Loyola L. Rev. 687 (1989).Antitrust Law:  Fifth Circuit Symposium, 36 Loyola L. Rev. 665 (1990).Constitutional Law:  Fifth Circuit Symposium, 37 Loyola L. Rev. 631 (1991).Constitutional Law: Fifth Circuit Symposium, 42 Loyola L. Rev. 491 (1996).A Professional Model of Ethics, 47 Loyola L. Rev. 773 (2001).

Industry Groups

  • Legal Industry
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Office Location for Richard C. Stanley

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70112-4011

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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