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732 Behrman Hwy., Suite F Gretna, Louisiana 70056
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A native New Orleanian, Leo graduated from Holy Cross High School, later obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of New Orleans, and then his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where he served as the Study Body President, Lead Attorney in the American Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition, and member of the Clinic Program, successfully trying and winning cases on behalf of individuals’ rights.

After graduating from Loyola School of Law, Leo opened the Palazzo Law Firm. Leo is admitted to practice in all state and appellate courts throughout Louisiana, the Federal Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Leo has won multi-million-dollar awards for his clients; has successfully obtained acquittals and dismissals in multitudes of criminal proceedings; and has successfully negotiated multiple millions of dollars in contracts negotiations and settlements.

One of the many acknowledgments of Leo’s skills and competence as a lawyer is the fact that most of his clients are referrals from other lawyers. Leo is proud to be considered the “lawyer’s lawyer.”

Leo is actively involved in his community behind the scenes. He loves the outdoors, walking on this earth, hiking in the mountains, fishing, hunting, riding bikes, boating, and all types of outdoor activities and sports. He resides in Belle Chasse with his wife Dana and teenage son, Leonardo.

My aggressive, sincere, and honest reputation in the practice of law has given me a highly-respected reputation in the legal community. I am confident about my abilities to represent my client’s interest. I am viewed as a leader who is personable with excellent communication skills. I am not interested in accolades or plaques. I am interested in results. Leo J. Palazzo

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Criminal Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate Closings

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1993


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: President of the Student Board, Trial Advocacy Team, Clinic Practitioner
  • University of New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.S.
  • Trial Lawyers College, Gerry Spence’s Thunderhead Ranch, Wyoming, Graduate


  • All Louisiana District Courts
  • All Louisiana Appellate Courts
  • United State Federal District Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Federal Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Plaquemines Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Land Title Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • YMCA Advisory Board
  • Rotary Club of Belle Chasse
  • Auxiliary Plaquemines Parish Deputy
  • Plaquemines Association of Business Member – PABI
  • NRA
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Coastal Conservations Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Owner of Palazzo Law Firm
  • Partner in Select Title, LLC
  • Former Lead Attorney, Plaquemines Parish
  • Former At-Large, Plaquemines Parish Zoning Board
  • Former Legal Advisor, Springwood Estates
  • Former Chairman, Point Celeste Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Former Representative, Republican Central Committee