Joseph S. Piacun
  • Partner


Metairie, LA





 A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Piacun practices in the firm's General Litigation section.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Automobile and 18 Wheelers Accidents
  • ERISA/Disability/Life Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Attorney/Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime/Jones Act
  • Premises Liability/Slip and Falls
  • Commercial and Residential Construction
  • Business and Commercial Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, pro hac vice


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    • B.A
  • Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Cum Laude

Published Works

  • Comment, “The Abolition of Strict Liability in Louisiana: A Return to a Fairer Standard or an Impossible Burden for Plaintiffs?,” ___ Loyola Law Review ___ (1997).


  • Conducting Discovery and Doctor Depositions, National Business Institute, Kenner, Louisiana, 2018.
  • Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence, National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana 2017.
  • Winning the Low Impact Case: Attacking the Defense Injury Causation Expert, Louisiana Association of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2008.
  • Defeating ERISA Subrogation & Reimbursement Claims, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 & 2004.
  • Defeating ERISA Subrogation & Reimbursement Claims, Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President (Inner Barrister), New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006-2008; member, 2003-present.
  • Board Member, Louisiana Association of Justice, board of directors, 2018-present; member, 2004-present.
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2004-present.
  • President, Croatian Benevolent Society, 2013-present.
  • Vice-President, Croatian American Society, 2010-present.