LSBA Board of Governors
Richard K. Leefe
Richard K. Leefe is a partner in the Metairie firm of Leefe Gibbs Sullivan Dupre & Aldous, L.L.C. He received a BS degree in engineering in 1969 from Louisiana State University, his JD degree in 1974 from Loyola College of Law and later earned an LLM in international commercial law from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1974.
He is a Viet Nam veteran, serving as a combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army from 1969-71 where he commanded an engineer company in the Mekong Delta. He attended the U.S. Army Engineer Officers School at Fort Belvoir, Va., and is a member of the Military Order of Foreign Wars.
Richard served as the Louisiana State Bar Associationís (LSBA) secretary and editor of the Louisiana Bar Journal in 2011-12. He served as a member of the LSBAís Board of Governors for four years and is a member of the LSBA Executive Committee. He currently chairs the LSBA Senior Lawyers Division. He has served or currently serves as a member of the LSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, the Committee on the Profession and the Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee, among others. He also is a Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow. He received the LSBA Presidentís Award in 2011.
He taught law school at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans from 1976-2002, teaching evidence, NIL and legal research and writing. He also taught American law to Chinese law students at the Huazhong School of Law in Wuhan, China, in 2002, and also taught Chinese engineer Ph.D. candidates at the same school in 2009. In 2012, he taught courtroom evidence to executive MBA students at Loyola University Business School.
Richard is the author of the treatise Louisiana Code of Evidence Practice Guide, 3rd edition (2005), published by Lexis Publishing. He also wrote the 1st and 2nd editions in 1990 and 1995. He received the Distinguished Service Award from Loyola College of Law in 1992, the Excellence in Education Award from Professional Education Systems in 1991 and the LSBA Young Lawyers Section Award of Appreciation in 1991.
He and his wife, Barat, have been married for more than 30 years. He is the father of four children and has six grandchildren.
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