Stuart Richeson

Stuart Richeson practices in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction, intellectual property and insurance defense litigation. His cases have included commercial, industrial and residential construction disputes, a civil RICO claim involving a multi-million dollar insurance kick-back scheme, copyright and design patent litigation over Mardi Gras beads, utility patent litigation involving the heel design of running shoes, tax treatment of illegal slot machines, legal malpractice defense and insurance coverage disputes.


Representative Cases

  • Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, P.A. v. Smith Tank & Steel, Inc., No. 3:11-CV-00830, 2014 WL 5794952, at *1 (M.D. La. Nov. 6, 2014) (industrial construction defect)
  • Innovative Manpower Sols., LLC v. Ironman Staffing, LLC, 929 F. Supp. 2d 597 (W.D. La. 2013) (unfair and deceptive trade practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets)
  • U.S. Risk Mgmt., L.L.C. v. Day, 2011-0533 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/28/11), 73 So. 3d 1100, writ denied, 2011-2605 (La. 2/3/12), 79 So. 3d 1030 (employment contract)
  • Haren v. State, Com’r of Revenue, No. E200601973COAR3CV, 2007 WL 2428076 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 28, 2007) (state sales and use tax)
  • Hockerson-Halberstadt, Inc. v. JSP Footwear, Inc., 104 F. App’x 721 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (utility patent infringement)
  • Sugar Busters LLC v. Brennan, 177 F.3d 258 (5th Cir. 1999) (trademark infringement)


Speaking Engagements
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Construction Law Committee (March 2018)
  • Presenter, "Joint Ventures in the Construction Industry," Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Chapter Legal Edge Series
  • Presenter, "Startup Exit Strategies: Why, When and How to Sell Your Startup," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
  • Presenter, "From Patenting a Steak to Protecting the Appearance of a Restaurant: Intellectual Property Issues in the Food and Restaurant Industry," Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Meritas Annual Meeting; Topic – Intellectual Property (April 2012)
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Succinctly; Trademarks and Trade Dress Protection: a Brief Overview; Prosecuting Trademark Applications," Legal Aid Bureau and Federal Bar Association CLE-by-the-Hour Seminar and Fundraiser: Louisiana Construction Lien Law (December 2009)
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Succinctly: Because “IN A NUTSHELL” is a Federally Registered Trademark," Loyola Law School, Back to School CLE

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee)
  • Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association
  • Surety Association of Louisiana


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