Nick F. Noriea, Jr., was born on October 22, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1971. He obtained his law degree (Juris Doctor), from Louisiana State University, Paul M.Hebert School of Law, in 1974. Mr. Noriea was a member of the honor societies of Beta Gamma Sigma; and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Mr. Noriea was admitted to the Bar in 1975 and is licensed to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court and all Louisiana state district and appellate courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Noriea also has the proud distinction of admission to the United States Supreme Court, an admission only attained when an attorney has had an active case before the Court.
Most recently, Mr. Noriea was an Assistant District Attorney in St. Tammany Parish. Here, Attorney Noriea lived in the courtroom trying cases, growing his expansive experience in litigating jury trials.
Following his admission to the Bar, Mr. Noriea was a New Orleans Assistant District Attorney from 1975-1978, Head of the Trial Division from 1977-1978, and Director of the Career Criminal Bureau, 1978. Since 1978, Mr. Noriea practices all forms of personal injury litigation, including the handling of complex Automobile Accidents, Products Liability, and Premises Liability. Mr. Noriea has particular experience handling mass disaster cases, including airline crashes and class actions involving plant explosions. Mr. Noriea has also handled high-profile criminal defense work, his most notable case going all the way to the United States Supreme Court and about which a television movie and book were made.
Mr. Noriea is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations; a Lifetime member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Noriea has been an Adjunct Professor of Law, at Tulane University School of Law. He has also lectured and authored articles for practicing lawyers many times. His most notable works include his 1991 authorship of “Persuasion in Summation”, for a civil trial course of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.
The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has given Mr. Noriea the legal rating of “AV.” The rating of AV reflects a Very High to Preeminent legal ability and Very High ethical standards determined by the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.