Our Attorneys

Nicole S. Tygier
Nicole S. Tygier
Metairie, Louisiana
Phone 504-830-3838 (Main)
 504-830-3824 (Direct Line)
Fax 504-836-9573 (Direct Fax Line)
Email ntygier@chopin.com

Best Lawyers Council of Litigation

Nicole Tygier joined our firm in 1996. A graduate of Loyola University, Loyola University School of Law and a member of the Moot Court staff, Nicole Tygier was admitted to practice in 1989. With almost 25 years in practice, she has tried suits in both state and federal courts, and has participated in both arbitrations and mediations. Her practice focuses on providing advice on, and litigating in the areas of business obligations, fiduciary duties, franchisor/franchisee relations, lease negotiations, landlord/tenant disputes and large-scale financings, as well as the needs of business entities from formation to dissolution.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Franchisor/Franchisee Relations

Litigation Percentage:

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989
    • J.D.
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1986
    • B.A.

Published Works:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Employment, LSHA - CLE, 1992

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Federal Civil Court Procedure 101, Loyola University School of Law, 2003
  • Landlord and Tenant Law, Lorman Business Center, 2007
  • Federal Civil Procedure, Loyola University College of Law, November 2010
  • Landlord and Tenant Law, Lorman Business Center, February 2012
  • Trial Practice, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2012

Honors and Awards:

  • New Orleans Magazine Top Woman of the Year, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New Orleans CREW, 2010 – Present Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Bronfin & Heller, Associate, 1987 - 1996


  • English