FREDERICK E. YORSCH

Attorney at Law

Frederick E. Yorsch is a Louisiana native and resides in Lakeview with his wife and five-year-old son. Mr. Yorsch is the founding partner of the firm, with an active business, governmental, real estate and personal injury-based practice.

 

Mr. Yorsch began his career by following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a law enforcement officer. After graduating from the New Orleans Police Academy, he was employed by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office from 1995 through 2003. As a member of the Street Crimes Unit and the Crisis Management Unit (SWAT), Mr. Yorsch rose to the rank of Lieutenant and Assistant Commander of the Street Crimes Unit.

 

During his law enforcement career, Mr. Yorsch continued his education and received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in 1998 and his graduate degree from Southern University in 2000. He attended Loyola University School of Law earning a Juris Doctor degree and an International Legal Studies Certificate in 2004. Mr. Yorsch is also a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center - Police Legal Advisor Training Program and a fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Politics.

 

GOVERNMENTAL PRACTICE:

Mr. Yorsch’s role in representing governmental clients has allowed him to experience all aspects of a governmental agency. He currently addresses legal issues that arise from the operations of the government agency, including policy, training, contracts, employment, insurance, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) matters, risk management, and internal functions. He provides legal opinions, reviews cases and agency documents for legal sufficiency, implements changes to policies and procedures according to current state law and court cases, and coordinates litigation matters.  Additionally, he provides guidance on requests for agency documents related to lawsuits, claims, settlements, and requests based upon the Freedom of Information Act and Louisiana Public Records. Furthermore, he researches and provides input on new legislation for the Louisiana Legislative Session, communicates the agencies’ position on current or proposed legislation to legislators, legislative communities and bodies, and monitors and provides regular efforts and updates on the movement of legislation that affects the agency.

 

PERSONAL INJURY:

Mr. Yorsch represents people who have experienced serious injuries or the wrongful death of a family member, including claims involving 18 wheelers, automobile and motorcycle accidents, premises liability, and defective products. Mr. Yorsch is a strong advocate against settling for a quick check; he believes in putting in the time and effort to maximize the recovery for his clients. This belief and efforts have benefitted his clients by allowing them to recover millions of dollars in financial compensation for their injuries and damages.

REAL ESTATE:

Mr. Yorsch is a licensed title insurance agent for WFG National Title Insurance Company and a licensed broker with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. He regularly advises clients on various real estate matters involving zoning, permitting, and regulatory compliance where he often represents both sellers and purchasers in sales and exchanges of developed and undeveloped real estate, preparation and negotiation of leases on improved and unimproved land, subdivision and reclassifications of zoning of property, development of residential and commercial subdivisions, and other related transactions.

Mr. Yorsch is passionate about the pursuit of justice and ensuring that his clients enjoy every right and protection available to them under the law. His dedication, experience, and aggressive representation of clients have won him the praise of clients as well as opposing attorneys.

 

Mr. Yorsch has had the honor and privilege of serving in the following capacities:

  • Legal Counsel for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office;

  • Legal Counsel for the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office;

  • Legal advisor for the Plaquemines Parish Retired Employees’ Insurance Fund;

  • Transition Team member for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The team assisted Sheriff Marlin Gusman in planning the merger and consolidation of the Criminal Sheriff’s Office and Civil Sheriff’s Office for the Parish of Orleans to create the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office; and

  • Designated commissioner for the Plaquemines Parish Courthouse District. The purpose of the district was to oversee the placement and construction of a new courthouse in Plaquemines Parish.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Business & Corporate

  • Governmental Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Property Insurance Claim

  • Real Estate

 

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Bar Association Louisiana Land and Title

  • Fraternal Order of Police

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • Jefferson Parish Bar Association

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • National Sheriff’s Association

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