Leslie J. Schiff

117 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone 337.942.9771 • Fax 337.942.2821

Leslie J. Schiff graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1960. Thereafter he practiced in Opelousas, Louisiana as an associate and then as a partner in Sandoz, Sandoz and Schiff, and in Sandoz, Schiff, Keating and Watson, its successor. He continued his practice as a solo practitioner for eighteen (18) years before joining Schiff, Scheckman and White LLP on November 1, 2010. Mr. Schiff engaged in a general practice of law until the early 1990s. He then began to concentrate his practice on matters related to attorney discipline before the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and representation of judges before the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. He also focuses on representation of lawyers and law firms concerning law related issues not connected with the disciplinary system.   He has rendered expert opinions and given testimony as an expert witness in matters relating to a variety of subjects including conflict of interest, fee disputes, and reasonable and unreasonable fee issues.  

Professional and Civic Activities

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
Member, St. Landry Parish Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
Member, Louisiana Bar Foundation
Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Lawyers in Transition
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association sub-committee to advise law students on bar admissions
Member Louisiana State Bar Association Senior Lawyers Committee
Member, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Board of Trustees
Member, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor's Council
Vice Chairman, Louisiana State Bar Foundation, 1986–1987
Past President, St. Landry Parish Bar Association, 1969-1970
Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983
Past President, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1989–1990
Past President, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1979-1980


United State Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of the United States District Court

Publications & Presentations

Leslie Schiff is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars and continuing legal education programs concerning legal ethics and professionalism.


Leslie Schiff was the recipient of the Professionalism Award presented by the Louisiana State Bar Association in January, 2010.