R. Patrick Vance - Jones Walker LLP
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R. Patrick Vance

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 504-582-8194

Mr. Vance is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Bankruptcy Lawyers. He serves as the Vice President and a member of the board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy Lawyers. He served as the  President of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation from 2012-2014. During 2012, he also served as the President of the New Orleans Bar Association. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation. He is an Executive Committee Member and the Vice President of the National Bankruptcy Conference and is a Fellow of the American Law Institute.  

He is the Practice Group Leader of the Commercial Litigation Section of JONES, WALKER, WAECHTER, POITEVENT, CARRÈRE & DENÈGRE:  (375 lawyers with offices in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia and Washington D.C.) and a former chairman of the firm. He received B.A. (1970) and J.D. (1975) degrees with highest College Honors from Louisiana State University where he served as a member of the Louisiana Law Review and received the Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Group Award.  

He is the Past Chairman of:  ABA’s Bankruptcy Litigation Subcommittee; Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Committee; Louisiana State Bar Association ‑ CLE Planning Committee; Consumer Law, Bankruptcy Law and Lender Liability Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.              

He has served on the faculty of over 200 Continuing Legal Education programs. He has written 70‑plus articles or seminar outlines on topics such as Commercial Litigation, Lender Liability and Bankruptcy. Mr. Vance has handled over 300 commercial disputes and has over 90 reported decisions.

LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1975Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBA 1970
American College of Trial LawyersAmerican College of BankruptcyNational Bankruptcy ConferenceNew Orleans Bar AssociationAmerican Law InstituteSoutheasten Louisiana Legal ServicesAmerican College of Bankruptcy Foundation

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the New Orleans Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the New Orleans Metro Area
R. Patrick Vance has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!R. Patrick Vance has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Commercial, Litigation)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male