Rick Fayard, Attorney at Law

                     318-742-9090

Career, Education and Highlights

Born: 1944 in Gulfport, Mississippi

Education:

  • Graduate of Plattsburgh High School, New York, 1962
  • University of Mississippi, 1962-1963
  • Louisiana State University, 1963-1967, 1970-1973
  • Harvard University, 1993
  • Columbia Southern University

Degrees:

  • B.A. Political Science, Louisiana State University, 1967
  • Juris Doctorate, Louisiana State University, 1973

Honors and Societies:

  • Member: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta
  • L.S.U. Law Center “The Civilian” Managing Editor


Employment:

  • Barksdale Air Force Base Golf Course, Assistant Golf Pro, 1966
  • Crawford and Company Insurance Company, Adjuster, 1967-1968
  • Continental Insurance Company, Adjuster, Claims Supervisor , 1968-1970
  • McCollister, Belcher, McCleary, Faxio, Mixon, Holliday and Jones, 1971-1973
  • Law Offices of Gordon, Fayard and Tyler, 1973-1977
  • Law Offices of Fayard, Beam and Miciotto, 1978-1982
  • Law Offices of Fayard and Snell, 1983-1986
  • Rick Fayard, Attorney at Law, 1987 – Present


Member:

  • Bossier – Webster Parish Indigent Defender Board, Chairman, 1976-1980
  • Bossier City Prosecutor, 1978-1980
  • Bossier City Attorney, 1980-1982
  • Bossier Medical Center Board of Directors, 1980-1986, Chairman, 1984-1986
  • Bossier City YMCA, Board of Directors/President, 1983
  • Airline High School Booster Club President, 1986-1988
  • Independence Bowl Advisory Committee, 1987-1992
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation
  • L.S.U. Alumni Association
  • Bossier Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Exchange Club
  • Bossier Jaycee’s
  • Bossier Chamber of Commerce
  • Barksdale Air Force Eagles
  • Palmetto Country Club
  • Stonebridge Golf Club
  • East Ridge Country Club
  • Petroleum Club
  • Krewe of Centaur, Duke 2006
  • Episcopal Church - Member Vestry, Chairman Building & Finance Committee


Licensed in:

  • All Louisiana Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Unite States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Claims Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court


Licensed Pro Hoc Vice in:

  • California, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, New York, Illinois, Utah


Personal Interest:

  • LSU Football, LSUBaseball
  • Sho to Kan Karate: 4 years
  • Golf
  • Coaching: 23 years
    • Founder: Bossier Dixie Baseball
    • Junior Football, Junior Basketball, Dixie Baseball, Little League Baseball
    • Shreveport Parks and Recreation
    • Bossier Parks and Recreation Coach
    • Manager, Bossier City American Legion Baseball Team, Bossier Phillies, 1982-1989


Representation for:

  • Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Bossier Medical Center
  • Lagniappe Hospital Corporation
  • Monroe Medical Clinic vs. Hospital Corporation of America
  • Numerous physicians, attorneys and certified public accountants
  • Insurance companies and Insurance agencies (defense practice)
  • MBI Building Contractors, Inc.
  • Criminal Defense – misdemeanors to homicides
  • Homeland Safety Systems
  • Numerous building contractors including Interstate Foundation, Lathan Contracting


Cases:

  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Medical / Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Building Contracts
  • Property Law
  • Domestic / Family Law
  • Corporations
  • Contracts
  • Unfair Trade Practice (Louisiana precedent setting case) Monroe Medical Clinic vs. Hospital Corporation of America, 622 So2d 760 (La. App. 2nd Cir., 1993)
  • Professional Errors and Omissions


Additional Education:

  • Successfully completed Expert Trial Course of the American Trial Lawyers Association, College of Advocacy at Harvard University
  • Currently enrolled M.B.A.


Charities:

  • Children’s sports: 24 years
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Northwest State School
  • United Way
  • Kidney Foundation
  • Evangel Christian Academy
  • March of Dimes
  • Boy Scouts
  • Animal Rescue


Personal:

Married to Staci Morgan Fayard; Father to five children, Linnea Fayard Allen (Teddy), Trey Fayard, Erick Fayard, Morgan Fayard and Jonathan Fayard; Grandfather to two children, Emily Compton and Jake Fayard.