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Richard G. Passler
Richard G. Passler

Richard G. Passler

Partner - New Orleans

Richard G. Passler is an AV® rated partner in the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Mr. Passler primarily handles complex commercial litigation in all types of business related matters, whether disputes between businesses or the owners of a business. The specific areas of litigation range from general breaches of contract and related torts to antitrust, the dissolution of businesses (including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and closely-held corporations), breaches of fiduciary duties, intellectual property, unfair trade practices, qui tam, and other anti-competitive claims.

Mr. Passler also handles governmental matters, including governmental ethics, and healthcare matters, including advice and litigation.

The litigation often involves intensive discovery, sophisticated motion practice, writ application practice, presentation of trials, and appellate practice. As a result, Mr. Passler has accumulated extensive experience practicing in the various federal district courts, state district courts, and state appellate courts throughout the State of Louisiana. This experience is partially reflected in over 50 reported state court decisions and over 56 reported federal court decisions.

Mr. Passler's practice involves representation as both plaintiff and defendant of numerous corporations, private individuals and various governmental entities.


Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
(Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review
Recipient, Dean Rufus C. Harris Law Review Award)

University of Texas, B.B.A. (Finance), 1988


Louisiana (1991) and Texas (2006)

Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana (1992)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1996)

United State Supreme Court (1998)

Professional Associations

New Orleans Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Special Attorney General, State of Louisiana (1995-2005)

Hearing Committee Member, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2015-

Maritime Law Association of the United States - Associate Lawyer

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2001

Named “Top Lawyers of New Orleans" in the area of Commercial Litgation by by New Orleans Magazine in 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, 2017


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Judicial Clerkship

  • Judicial Clerk for Judge Charles Schwartz, Jr., United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1991-1992)