As a contributor to the industry, Ralph was a frequent lecturer and author. He was a co-author of The Louisiana Environmental Law Handbook (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing), contributed and was on the board of editors to various national publications. His professional accomplishments and accolades led to recognition by organizations such as Best Lawyers in America and Louisiana Super Lawyers for his outstanding work.
Ralph attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, receiving a B.A. and M.A. (Russian History) in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Law in 1977, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Tulane Law Review.
Throughout his career, he earned the best results possible for his clients helping them navigate the nuances of Louisiana law, all earning the praise of his clients, co-counsel, opponents and colleagues as a true gentlemen. His guidance and wisdom will be missed.
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, the burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org, Charles E. Lugenbuhl Professorship in Law Endowed Fund at Tulane University School of Law or giving.tulane.edu, or St James Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge, P O Box 126, Baton Rouge, LA 70721 or stjamesbr.org