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Practices

Administrative Law

Appeals

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Interdictions & Conservatorships

Last Wills & Testaments

Personal Injuries

Powers of Attorney

Small Business Law

Successions/Probate

Adrian F. LaPeyronnie, III

Adrian has a unique perspective and ability to develop approaches to understand and resolve issues presented in a given situation. 1984, he began his practice of law in the oil and gas industry as a "land man."  He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.  After the birth of his first child, Adrian engaged in a full time civil law practice engaging in insurance defense; prosecuting and defending civil appeals; serving as as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Louisiana; Rehabilitating and Liquidating of insurance companies for the Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance, and serving as general counsel to a state agency in administrative hearings and appeals.  Adrian also served as a Traffic Hearing Officer in the 2nd Parish Court for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

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Education

1977 - 1981

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Pre-Law

1981-1984

Loyola University

School of Law

Juris Doctorate

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana District Courts

  • All Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

  • The Louisiana Supreme Court

  • All Federal District Courts in Louisiana

  • The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • The U.S. Supreme Court

Amato v. Office of Louisiana Commissioner of Securities

In Amato, Adrian successfully defended the Louisiana Securities Commissioner and Deputy Securities Commissioner opposing a stockbroker's suit for injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, and damages based on claims of procedural due process. 

The stockbroker's suit was dismissed after trial on the merits. The Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed, finding that (1), the stockbroker's right to procedural due process was violated when informal process was used which circumvented the requirements of notice and opportunity for hearing statutorily afforded to an applicant prior to his refusal of his license with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD); (2), the Securities Commissioner and Deputy Securities Commissioner had absolute immunity from civil liability in refusing the stockbroker's registration; and (3), the doctrine of qualified immunity shielded the Securities Commissioner and Deputy Securities Commissioner from liability. 

 

The Louisiana Supreme Court denied certiorari and the United States Supreme Court denied the stockbroker's application for review.  

Amato v. Off. of La. Com'r of Sec., 94-0082 (La. App. 4 Cir. 10/3/94), 644 So. 2d 412, writ denied, 94-3024 (La. 2/3/95), 649 So. 2d 410; 515 U.S. 1144, 115 S.Ct. 2582 (Mem), 132 L.Ed.2d 832, 63 USLW 3888, 63 USLW 3890

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Professional Associations & Awards

  • Delegate for Jefferson Parish in the Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Awarded the highest attorney rating of "AV" by Martindale Hubble