About Joseph Lopinto
JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III is a lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish. As a graduate of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, he began his law enforcement career in 1997 when he enrolled in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office recruit academy and served for nearly 8 years as a Deputy and Narcotics Detective. During these years, Mr. Lopinto continued his education, earning an Associates and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Delgado and Loyola Universities. Upon completion of his collegiate studies, he went on to earn his Law Degree from Loyola University School of Law in 2004. He is the managing partner of Lopinto Law Firm, LLC, a Metairie law firm that is engaged in a general civil practice and specializes in civil rights defense of Sheriff’s Offices and their employees.
Mr. Lopinto continued his public service when he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2007 and was re-elected twice by his constituents. In the Legislature, he served as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and as Chairman of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice during his tenure. Over the course of his legislative career, he was recognized by countless organizations for his service.
In 2016, he rejoined the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as the legal liaison to Sheriff Newell Normand, before being promoted to Chief Criminal Deputy and Commander of Field Operations.
Mr. Lopinto has been instrumental in educating his fellow law enforcement community serving as both a teacher and mentor in the Jefferson Parish Academy as well as with other Sheriffs and law schools throughout the state.
Joseph and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 15 years and have six year old twins.