Herschel E. Richard , Jr. - Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, A Professional Law Corporation

Herschel E. Richard , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Mr. Richard's practice principally involves business litigation, eminent domain, toxic tort, products liability, and legal and medical malpractice. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. Mr. Richard was admitted to practice in 1970. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is a member and past President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and is a Master Bencher in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court. Mr. Richard holds memberships in the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is also a Member of Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Mr. Richard was the 2000 recipient of the Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award, given by the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability.  Mr. Richard is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named The Best Lawyers in America® from 1993-2012 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Professional Malpractice Litigation. Best Lawyers named Mr. Richard as "Shreveport Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year"' for 2012. He is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of Business Litigation.

Tulane UniversityBA 1967LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1970

Office Location

333 Texas Street, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 22260
Shreveport, LA 71120-2260
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Shreveport Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Shreveport Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants of the Shreveport Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Law of the Shreveport Metro Area
Herschel E. Richard, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Herschel E. Richard, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Herschel E. Richard, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Herschel E. Richard, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Corporate Governance)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male