Ralph R. Alexis, III


contact information

phone: 504-581-3838
direct: 504-412-6290
fax: 504-412-6390

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, 70130-3774



Ralph is a native New Orleanian. He is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A., History 1971), Tulane University School of Law (1973) and The George Washington School of Law (LLM Taxation 1976). He served as a Captain in the U. S. Army JAG Corps from 1973-1976. In October 1976, upon his discharge from military service, he began practicing with the law firm. After serving 37 years as a partner in the firm, he continues working full time as “of counsel” to the firm.

Practice Areas/Specialization

Ralph is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Administration. He has extensive experience preparing wills, donations and trusts, and handling successions and other matters-both transactional and in court– in the field of general civil law. He counsels clients concerning their estate planning needs. He advises and represents individuals and local small businesses on a variety of issues.

Ralph also specializes in the defense of legal malpractice, employment, and civil rights claims. He has handled, tried, and mediated cases in numerous Louisiana District Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court, as well as in all Louisiana federal district courts and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ralph counsels a major global asset management firm on Louisiana succession issues. He is a frequent lecturer and counsellor on a wide variety of subjects of interest to Louisiana District Attorneys. He is an honorary member of the Third District Volunteer Fire Department in River Ridge, Louisiana, and has counselled volunteer fire departments for more than 30 years.

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating


All Louisiana Courts (1973)
United States Court of Military Appeals
District of Columbia
United States District Court-Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court-Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court-Western District of Louisiana


The George Washington School of Law (LLM Taxation 1976)
Tulane University (JD 1973)
Tulane University (BA- History – 1971)

professional associations

Louisiana State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Taxation and Labor & Employment Law)
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
New Orleans Bar Association
Bar Association of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

areas of practice