Victor R. Farrugia

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Attorney at Law
 | 1010 Common Street, Suite 3000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-525-0250
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Victor R. Farrugia is the founder of the New Orleans law firm of Victor R. Farrugia, Attorney at Law. At his firm, Mr. Farrugia focuses his practice on employment law and the representation of executive-level employees. In addition to providing guidance to employees from throughout Southeast Louisiana in the drafting of employment agreements and contracts, he also represents victims of wrongful employment practices in a wide range of cases, including:

  • Age discrimination
  • Gender and pregnancy discrimination
  • Race and national origin discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Retaliation and wrongful termination

After graduating from United States Military Academy West Point and returning from service in Vietnam, Mr. Farrugia decided to continue his education. He earned his law degree from Colorado Law in 1976, and the state of Colorado approved him to practice in its courtrooms that same year. In 1989, he moved his practice to Louisiana, where he has continuously practiced law for over 25 years.

Over the course of Mr. Farrugia's nearly 40-year career, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers due to his dedication to justice and outstanding legal abilities. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating and a Distinguished client review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Farrugia is also a highly valued member of the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, where he served as chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also the president and founder of the Louisiana Employment Lawyers Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
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Employment & Labor (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007

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About Victor Farrugia

Admitted: 1989, Louisiana

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisiana Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 1996 - 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1989
  • Colorado, 1976
  • Louisiana, 1989


  • Brooks v. SUNO, 877 So.2d 1194 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2004)
  • Prescott v. Northlake Christian School, [U] 141 Fed.Appx. 263 (5th Cir. 2005)
  • Prescott v. Northlake Christian School, 369 F.3d 491 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • Ruffin Duet v. Martin Marietta Corporation, 720 SO.2d 1290 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1998)
  • Douglas v. Dyn McDermott Petroleum, 144 F.3d 367 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Khatibi v. William B. Reily & Co., Inc., 703 So.2d 187 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1997)
  • Tommy Swanson v. GSA, 110 F 3d 1180 (5th Cir. 1997)
  • Willis v. United Paperworks International Union Local 189, 943 F.Supp 633 (E.D.La 1996)
  • Eddy Le Compte v. Freeport-McMoran, 1995 WL 313700 E.D. La.
  • Chauvin v. Tandy Corporation, 984 F 2d 695 (5th Cir. 1993)
  • Clarence Barrow v. New Orleans Steamship Assoc. et al, 10 F 3d 292 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Clarence Barrow v. New Orleans Steamship Assoc. et al, 932 F 2d 473 (5th Cir. 1991)

Educational Background:

  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, B.S.
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Office Location for Victor R. Farrugia

1010 Common Street
Suite 3000
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-525-0250


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Last Updated: 8/10/2015

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