Richard S. Dunn
Board Certified Tax Attorney
Richard Dunn concentrates on the areas of estate planning and administration, trusts, taxation, and business law. He has been certified by the Louisiana State Bar Association as a Board Certified Tax Attorney since 1990.
Richard has served as Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association Tax Specialization Committee, and he writes the section of the Louisiana State Bar Exam dealing with wills, trusts, and donations. He is admitted to practice before the courts in Louisiana, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Richard has participated frequently as a faculty member at Continuing Legal Education programs on charitable giving, trusts, estate planning, and taxation. Richard is listed in Who's Who in American Law and was recently named by his peers and recognized by Louisiana Life magazine as one of Louisiana's "Super Lawyers" in the area of taxation.
Richard was born in Champaign, Illinois on May 12, 1949. He received his elementary and secondary education in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Lee High School in Baton Rouge, where he was the Valedictorian of his class, a National Merit Scholar, a member of the Louisiana All-State Band, and a member of the track team that won two state championships in a row.
Richard graduated with honors from Louisiana State University in Business Administration and obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1974. Prior to beginning the practice of law, Richard worked for U. S. Senator Russell B. Long in Washington, D. C.; for the Public Affairs Research Counsel in Baton Rouge; and as a Tax Specialist for Coopers & Lybrand, a Big-8 accounting firm, in Los Angeles, California.
Richard has served on the Board of Directors of several major Louisiana corporations, including Community Coffee Company and the Baton Rouge General Foundation. He has also provided his time and leadership abilities to numerous area nonprofit organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America (District Chairman), the Estate and Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge (President), and the McMains Children's Developmental Center (President).
Richard is an active member of Rotary. He has served as the President of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and as the District Governor for District 6200, covering most of south Louisiana.
Richard is married to the former Ann Whitaker of Baton Rouge, and they have five children - Andrew, James, Katherine, Julie, and Elizabeth.