Dominick F. Impastato III

Dominick F. Impastato III

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dominick F. Impastato, III maintains a trial practice in various areas at both the trial and appellate levels, including products liability, nursing home malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, maritime litigation, toxic tort and chemical exposures, premises liability, environmental litigation, small business commercial litigation, and motor vehicle litigation. Mr. Impastato has litigated and tried numerous cases since the date of his bar admission in various courts throughout Louisiana.

Along with Lloyd and Marc Frischhertz of the firm, Mr. Impastato is currently representing many families in the St. Rita's Nursing Home litigation resulting from the catastrophic deaths of the residents of St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish during Hurricane Katrina, as well as the family members of John Turner, who died during the evacuation of Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home during Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Impastato served as a contributing brief writer and appellate counsel with the Murray Law Firm in the appellate representation of the Plaintiffs in Grefer v. Alpha Technical, 2002 1237 (La. App. 4th Cir. 3/31/05), 901 So.2d 1117, which resulted in the denial of Exxon Mobil's writ application before the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2005 and the award of more than $168,000,000 to the Plaintiffs.

Dominick Impastato graduated summa cum laude from Loyola School of Law in 2004, ranking 2nd in his graduating class and 1st in the Civil Law Section. While at Loyola Law School, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team, and he was awarded the Top Oral Advocate and Best Brief awards for the Southeast United States Regional Competition, among all law schools from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.  Mr. Impastato was also a member of the Loyola Law Review, in which he authored, Louisiana Revised Statute Section 37:91   Removing Accountability From the Accounting Profession, 49 Loy. L. Rev. 553 (2003).   Prior to law school, he received a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Acacia Fraternity, the Louisiana Student Senate, and President of the LSU College of Business.

Mr. Impastato was named a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a member of St. Thomas More Inn of Court, a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar Association.  He is also President of the Acacia Fraternity Alumni Association at LSU, past President and current board member of the Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association, and a volunteer baseball coach for the Kenner Recreation Department for more than 10 years.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Automobile and Other Casualty Litigation
  • Industrial Casualty
  • Maritime and Offshore
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2004
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A.
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • Co-Author of Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Insurer Must Fill in the Bla, Louisiana Advocates, Volume XXII, No. 1, p. 13, 2007
  • Louisiana Revised Statute Section 37:91, 49 Loy. L. Rev. 553, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • National Moot Court Team Oralist and Appellate Brief Writer, 2003 - 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow and Member of Judicial Liaison Committee