Richard Perque

Arbitrator & Mediator


RICHARD PERQUE began his legal career with his grandfather Risley “Pappy” Triche, and mother, Jane Triche-Milazzo. Following his grandfather’s retirement and mother’s election to the District Court in the 23rd Judicial District, and her subsequent appointment to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Richard opened his private practice to serve in the areas of family law, wills and estates, personal injury, civil rights, and general civil litigation. In 2014, Richard was nominated by New Orleans City Council Member Jason Williams and unanimously confirmed by the New Orleans City Council to serve on the Human Relations Commission for the City of New Orleans, where he served until 2016.

In 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards nominated, and the Louisiana State Senate confirmed Richard to serve as a Commissioner to the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights, representing the 2nd District, where he served until 2022. In 2022, the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed Richard to serve as Judge Pro Tempore of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, where he served until 2023. In 2023, Richard co-founded DivorcePlus, a technology platform that provides individuals with on-demand direct access to a range of divorce services, including online legal services and divorce coaching.


  • • Civil Law Mediation Training; 2008
  • Loyola University New Orleans, School of Law, J.D., 2006; Common Law Certificate, 2006
  • Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana; 2000
  • University of Paris IV, Paris, France; 1999


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; 2011-Present
  • New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers; 2012, 2014-2015, and 2022
  • Selected to Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine; 2015-2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Magazine; 2019-Present
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40; 2016.
  • Lifetime Member; Best Attorneys in America; 2018-Present
Asbestos, Bad Faith Litigation, Banking, Breach of Contract, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Elder Abuse, Family Law, Insurance Coverage, Labor & Employment, Landlord Tenant Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Successions