After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for the open family court seat of Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
I am honored to have been appointed as a Commissioner to the City of New Orleans Human Relations Commission by Councilmember Jason Williams. This is an opportunity to serve the public in working to fight discrimination of any kind wherever it is found.
I want to thank all of my supporters, friends and family who have encouraged me to run for Judge. However, I have learned in life that timing is everything. Sometimes, life presents you the chance to advocate for some of your most deeply felt principles and this is the time for me. I look forward to continuing to take an active role in the New Orleans community and my legal career.
An accomplished attorney with a commitment to service, Richard Perque believes that ALL people in our community should be treated equally and fairly under the law, and as a judge Richard will work to ensure that fairness and equality are the cornerstone of his courtroom. Richard will bring his life experiences to the bench: lessons of hard work, dedication, and commitment to community learned from his family.
The son of Jane Triche-Milazzo and Kurt Perque, Richard was raised in Napoleonville, Louisiana where he attended St. Elizabeth School and Assumption High School. Richard’s father worked in the family flooring business that was founded by his grandfather, and it remains a family owned and operated Louisiana company. In 1996 Richard moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, and a Juris Doctor of Law. After graduation, Richard started his career at his family’s law firm, practicing law with three generations of his family. After learning many valuable lessons from his parents and grandparents, Richard opened a civil litigation practice in downtown New Orleans to serve a greater population of southeastern Louisiana.
The oldest of four children, Richard places a great importance on family. As a child, Richard learned early on the importance of public service to the citizens of Louisiana. His great grandfather, Philip H. Gilbert, served as District Attorney, District Judge, State Senator, and Lieutenant Governor. Richard’s grandfather, Risley “Pappy” Triche, was an attorney in Napoleonville, and at the age of twenty-four was elected Mayor, the youngest in the state to lead his city. “Pappy” later served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Richard is a distinguished member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and he is AV Preeminent Peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Named as one of the region’s top lawyers by New Orleans Magazine in 2012, and by American Lawyer Media in 2013, Richard is an active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.
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NewsMonday, March 24, 2014 11:55 AM
Open Seat in Civil District Court
With Michael Bagneris’ resignation, it is possible that an election held as early as spring. Likely candidate, Richard Perque would mount a very viable campaign.