Joseph A. Rychlak

Joseph Rychlak’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Prior to joining D’Arcy Vicknair, Joseph worked on various matters in bankruptcy and in commercial litigation and D’Arcy Vicknair is leveraging these skills with its surety and construction practice.

Joseph graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Law Journal. He also holds a B.S. in Economics from Birmingham-Southern College. While in law school, Joseph interned for The Honorable Michael P. Mills, District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Upon graduating law school, Joseph clerked for The Honorable John S. Hodge, Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division, and then served as a clerk for The Honorable Meredith S. Grabill, Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Joseph is barred both in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Joseph resides in the East Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans with his wife Alexandra and their daughter, Daisy James. Their favorite pastime is sitting on the porch swing and waving to the streetcar as it rolls on by.

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • All Mississippi State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Bakruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.)
  • Birmingham-Southern College (B.S., Economics)


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association


  • “ ‘GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL’: Regulating Police Use of Flash-Bang Grenades in the Execution of Search Warrants,” 87 Mississippi Law Journal: Supra 81 (2018)
  • “The Crime-Terror Nexus: A Recurring Theme in the European Union and the Council of Europe,” 33 International Enforcement Law Reporter 378 (2017)
  • “The ICC Prosecutor’s Request to Investigate the Situation in Afghanistan: A Threat or Opportunity?” 33 International Enforcement Law Reporter 378 (2017).