Dominick F. Impastato III

Dominick F. Impastato III

Attorney
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-264-9915
866-920-5611
Fax:
504-581-1670
Email:

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.

Dominick served as liaison and lead counsel 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.  He has represented families and workers to successful settlements and verdicts totaling tens of millions of dollars.

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.

In 2014, Dominick was elected to the Kenner City Council, where he served until 2017.  In 2017, he was elected to the Jefferson Parish Council, representing District 4 in Jefferson Parish.  He is also a graduate of the Loyola Institute of Politics.

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 Association for Justice, and the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers.  He is also President of the Acacia Fraternity House Corporation at LSU, past President of the Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association, Board Member of the American-Italian Sports Hall of Fame, Board Member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, and a volunteer baseball coach for the Kenner Recreation Department for more than 15 years.

Areas of Practice

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

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: 2nd rank in Class
    • Honors: 1st rank in the Civil Law Section
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team, Member
    • Honors: Top Oral Advocate and Best Brief awards for the Southeast United States Regional Competition
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Member
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A.
    • Honors: ACACIA, Member
    • Honors: Louisiana Student Senate, Member
    • Honors: LSU College of Business, President
    • 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

Representative Cases

  • Contributing Brief Writer And Appellate Counsel with the Murray Law Firm 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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court, Member
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Judicial Liaison Committee, Fellow and Member
  • ACACIA Fraternity Alumni Association, LSU, President
  • Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association, Past President
  • Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association, Board Member
  • Kenner Recreation Department, Volunteer Baseball Coach
  • Jefferson Parish Council, 2017 to present
  • Kenner City Council, 2014-2017