Perry Dampf


Richard K. Leefe

Richard Leefe is a Partner in the firm of Leefe Gibbs Sullivan & Dupre in Metairie, Louisiana. He brings forty-eight years of legal and trial experience in practice. Richard is an engineering graduate from LSU and served as an engineering officer in Vietnam.

Mr. Leefe participated in over 150 mediations, including domestic and international mediations.  He received mediation certification through the Mediation Institute. Over the years, he participated in over 200 trials in all types of litigation in state and federal court in fifteen states as well as Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. He also taught law school for twenty-six years teaching Evidence, Negotiable Instruments and Legal Research and Writing, as well as having taught American law to Chinese law students at a Chinese law school.  He is the author of the treatise Louisiana Code of Evidence Practice Guide, Third Edition, published by Lexis.

Areas of Concentration

Commercial/Contract Disputes


Products Liability

Maritime/Jones Act/OCSLA

International Law

Personal Injury


B.S., Louisiana State University (1969)

J.D., Loyola School of Law (1974)

LL.M. in International Commercial Law, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, Scotland)


Extensive legal background of forty-seven years having handled domestic and international cases. 

Louisiana State Bar Association, President, 2013-14.

American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2012-2020.

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics.