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101 W. Robert E. Lee, Ste. 400

New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

 

P: 504.304.7115

F: 504.309.1123

E: info@riccipartnersllc.com

MICHAEL S. RICCI   |  MANAGING PARTNER

m.ricci@riccipartnersllc.com

Michael “Mike” Ricci was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984. Mike graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He later attended Loyola College of Law where he was a Moot Court Member. After graduating from law school in 2010, he was admitted to practice law in the state of Louisiana, while also being admitted to practice in all Louisiana federal courts. Mike’s work deals in all areas of the firm’s practice, with an emphasis on real estate, professional liability defense and business litigation and counseling.

 

EDUCATION

L.L.M., (Candidate), Real Estate & Property Development, University of Miami Law School (2019 expected)

Fellow, Institute of Politics at Loyola University (2013)

J.D., Loyola College of Law (2010)

B.A., Louisiana State University (2007)

 

RECENT HONORS & AWARDS

• Named a "2014 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Business Litigation"

• Named a "2015 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Professional Liability Defense"

• Named a "2016 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Banking"

• Named a "2017 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Real Estate"

• Named a "2017 New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyer in Banking, Real Estate, & Commercial Litigation”

• Named a "2018 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Real Estate"

 

ADMISSIONS

• Louisiana, 2010

• Eastern District Court of Louisiana

• Middle District Court of Louisiana

• Western District Court of Louisiana

• United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

 

 

JONATHAN L. SCHULTIS  |  ASSOCIATE

j.schultis@riccipartnersllc.com

Jonathan Schultis is a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a graduate of Jesuit High School in 2002.  He attended Louisiana State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science.  After graduating, Jonathan spent several years working for Conmed Linvatec as a surgical video technician in major hospitals across the greater New Orleans area including Lakeside Hospital, Baptist Hospital, West Jefferson General Hospital, University Hospital, and Ochsner Main Campus. After deciding that law was his calling, Jonathan earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University, College of Law wherein he was admitted to practice in 2013. Jon’s work deals in all areas of the firm’s practice. He has been a great addition and tireless worker for the firm.

 

EDUCATION

J.D., Loyola College of Law (2012)

B.S., Louisiana State University (2007)

 

RECENT HONORS & AWARDS

• Named a "2015 Super Lawyers®: Rising Star in Professional Liability Defense"

 

ADMISSIONS

• Louisiana, 2013

• Eastern District Court of Louisiana

• Middle District Court of Louisiana

• Western District Court of Louisiana

• United Stated Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

 

 

BRIAN G. LeBON, JR.  |  ASSOCIATE

b.lebon@riccipartnersllc.com

Brian LeBon, Jr., is a homegrown resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. After attending Jesuit High School, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tulane University in 2009. Following a brief stint teaching English in Crete, Greece, Brian returned to earn his J.D./M.B.A. from Loyola University of New Orleans in December of 2014. While obtaining his professional degrees, Brian served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Interest Law for Loyola’s College of Law, and published an article in the Journal’s Fall Volume for 2014. Brian was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in 2015. Prior to joining Ricci Partners, Brian worked as insurance defense counsel with a small local firm where learned gained valuable experience in the practice of law. Brian’s work deals in all areas of the firm’s practice.

 

EDUCATION

J.D./ M.B.A., Loyola College of Law (2014)

B.A., Louisiana State University (2007)

 

ADMISSIONS

• Louisiana, 2015

• Eastern District Court of Louisiana

• Middle District Court of Louisiana

• Western District Court of Louisiana

• United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

 

JAMES GONCZI  |  ASSOCIATE

j.gonzi@riccipartnersllc.com

James A. Gonczi is a New Orleans native. After graduating from Jesuit High School, he

moved to Honolulu, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and

Tourism Management at the University of Hawaii. James also lived in Argentina, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently before graduating from Loyola New Orleans College of Law. While in law school, James was a member of the Loyola Law Review and a

student practitioner in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Prior

to joining Ricci Partners, James worked at a local law firm focusing in criminal defense, civil litigation, and immigration. James’ work deals in all areas of the firm’s practice.

 

EDUCATION

J.D., Loyola College of Law (2017)

B.S., University of Hawaii at Manoa (2011)

 

 

JACK A. RICCI   |  OF COUNSEL

j.ricci@riccipartnersllc.com

Jack Ricci was born in Brooklyn New York in 1956. After graduating from Brooklyn College, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend law school at Loyola College of Law. With over 33 years of experience practicing law in the State of Louisiana. With a wide variety of knowledge and experience in all of the firm’s core practice areas and more, Jack has been providing zealous advocacy for his clients for the past three decades.

 

ADMISSIONS

• Louisiana, 1981

• Eastern District Court of Louisiana

• Middle District Court of Louisiana

• Western District Court of Louisiana

• United Stated Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

 

 

MERVATT F. ELIJAOUHARI  |  OF COUNSEL

m.elja@riccipartnersllc.com

Mervatt assists the firm with its Succession practice and  business sales and transaction services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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