haik-srRichard T. Haik, Sr., Of Counsel

324 W. Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone: 337-948-4483
Fax: 337-942-5234
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RICHARD T. HAIK, SR. joined Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik as of counsel in 2016, after serving over 31 years on the state and federal bench. Judge Haik attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on a football scholarship, and graduated in 1971. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 1975 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. From 1971-1976 he served in the Louisiana National Guard, obtaining the rank of Captain and company commander of the New Iberia unit. He then joined the United States Army Reserves, retiring in 1984.


Maritime Personal Injury
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Traumatic Brain Injury
Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation
Mediation and Arbitration


University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S. in Economics and Finance, 1972
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. 1975
Judge, Louisiana 16th Judicial District Court, 1984-1991
Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 1991-2016
Former Chief Judge, 16th Judicial District Court
Former Chief Judge, Western District of Louisiana


Louisiana State Bar Association
Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Justice
American Association for Justice
St. Landry Parish Bar Association
Louisiana State District Court Judge in 16th Judicial District for approximately 7 years.
United State District Judge, Western District of Louisiana for over 24 years.
Former Chief Judge of WDLA from 2002-2009.
Former Chief Judge of 16th Judicial District Court.


U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court of Hawaii

324 West Landry Street or P.O. Drawer 1787
Opelousas, LA 70571-1787
Phone: 800-356-6776