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“While you are sleeping your enemy is training so that when he meets you he defeats you.”

My Story

Bradley J. Luminais, Jr. was born in Metairie, Louisiana.  He was awarded one of the most prestigious scholarships to Louisiana State University, a Top 100 Scholarship. He attended Louisiana State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication.  While at LSU, he received the Recreational Sports Award and was also a member of the LSU Power Lifting Team, the Public Relations Student Society of America, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

After graduating with highest honors, Brad decided to further his education at LSU by enrolling in law school.  Brad served as the Student Body Executive Vice-President of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and he was also elected Class Representative and Civilian Society Vice-President.  Additionally, he was awarded the River Parish Claimants’ 1988 Refinery Explosion Memorial Scholarship, a LSU Board of Supervisor’s Scholarship, the CALI Award for the highest grades in Legal Writing, Environmental Law and International American Trade, and was also named to Who’s Who Among American Law Students.

Brad joined Chopin, Wagar, Richard and Kutcher, LLP upon graduation and became an immediate asset. Brad has focused his practice in the areas of trucking defense, insurance defense, corporate casualty and personal injury defense. His knowledge, work ethic and proven litigation skills allowed him to be promoted to Senior Associate status in a short time of only three years and Partner within five years. Thereafter, the firm changed names to Richard, Kutcher, Tygier and Luminais, LLP. Brad possesses an AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating, which is the highest level of professional excellence, and he has tried cases before judges and juries at both the state and federal level. Brad is also a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Deposition Skills Program, Expert Deposition Skills Program, and Trial Skills Program.  He has also received several defense verdicts at trial, mediated hundreds of cases and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State Courts, as well as the Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts of Louisiana, and the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Council on Litigation Management, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Claims Association, New Orleans Claims Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (board member), Defense Research Institute and Trucking Industry Defense Association.  Finally, he has been named a Rising Star and been admitted to the Lawyers of Distinction.

Brad and his wife, Brandy, are the proud parents of two children, Brady and Beau.  In his spare time, Brad enjoys weight lifting, participating as an active member of the St. Catherine of Siena Men’s Club, participating on the St. Catherine of Siena School Board, and being a coach at Pontiff Playground, St. Catherine of Siena and Christian Brothers School.  Finally, since 1996, Brad has been covering local high school football games in print and on radio, and is a Friday Night Football play by play announcer for WWL 870AM.

Lawyers of DistinctionLawyers of Distinction

  • Louisiana 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5thCircuit, 2003